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Bichette Growing Up

TAMPA, FL - Dante Bichette Jr. has been arguably one of the best hitters on the Tampa Yankees this season and in the farm system, but that hasn’t always been the case. Last season with Charleston, Bichette struggled to find his identity, hitting a dismal .214 with a career high 119 strikeouts. According to him, ballpark factors in Charleston and a lack of maturity were his downfall in 2013.

“I was young in Charleston, a lot more immature than I am now,” Bichette conceded. “It’s a big yard and I’m a right-handed power guy. You’ve got to be Aaron Judge to hit a bunch of home runs there. It was getting in my head but it was my fault for letting it get in my head.” This year, he’s not making excuses. Bichette, who has a current 17-game hit streak going, has looked like an entirely... Recommended Stories

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