The Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series, but Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was the true winner of the postseason thanks to his epic bat flip during Game 5 of Toronto’s ALDS win against the Rangers.
Well, move over Joey Bats. You’ve got company at the high school ranks … from the son of a former MLB All-Star.
Bo Bichette is the son of former MLB slugger Dante Bichette. The younger Bichette is a senior at Lakewood High School in Florida, where he has emerged as a bona fide high school star and potential MLB Draft pick, depending on how things break.
No matter what happens next, Bo Bichette is already acting like a star. In an early season game in the Sunshine State, Bichette launched a monster home run. Then he let fly with his bat, as you can see in the above video captured by MaxPreps, as if he was circling the bases in Korea.
Seriously, go look at that bat flip. If home run reactions were judged like a slam dunk contest, that response would earn a 12 out of 10.
Of course, Bichette’s ability to celebrate his accomplishments with the bat are secondary to what he actually does with the bat itself, and with his glove in the field. A short stop prospect, the younger Bichette stands 6-foot, 200 pounds and is supremely athletic. That comes not only from his father, but also his inner-confidence, which is clearly ready for the next level, wherever that will be.