WATCH: Bo Bichette Hits Batting Practice Home Run Off Father, Former MLB Star Dante

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It may not carry the same prestige as "Griffey" or "Bonds"... yet. But "Bichette" is well on its way to becoming a top-tier name on the pantheon of all-time MLB families.

Dante Bichette got the family off to a great start, transforming into a bonafide star once he was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Colorado Rockies before the 1993 season for Kevin Reimer, whose career ended after 1993. Bichette, on the other hand, thrived in his new surroundings. He earned his first All-Star selection in the strike-shortened 1994 season and followed that brilliant campaign up with an MVP-caliber 1995, leading the Majors in hits (197) and RBI (128) while finishing at the top of the National League with 40 home runs. His slash line -- .340/.364/.620 -- was among the best in the bigs.

His seven-year stint with the Rockies was nothing short of exceptional, with four All-Star bids and an average of 29 HR, 118 RBI and a .316/.352/.540 slash line over that span.

He's now helping out the Toronto Blue Jays as a coach, where, among other responsibilities, he gets to throw some BP to a special guy: his youngest son, Bo.

Compared to Dante, Bo has gotten his career off to a much better start. He's a regular player, first and foremost, which is more than Dante, who was sent down to the Minors for long stretches, could say.

Here is a comparison of the two in their early careers -- Dante's first two seasons, and Bo's first season, so that they have similar plate appearances. Note the discrepancy in age, as well.

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Rk Name From To Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1Dante Bichette1988198924-25691961841441903233631.223.240.321.56058
2Bo Bichette2019201921462121963261180112141450.311.358.571.930144
Provided by Stathead.com: View Stathead Tool Used
Generated 8/3/2020.

If Dante was the runner-up for MVP at his peak, does this mean an MVP is in store for Bo? It's way too early to say, but it's definitely possible. Despite a strong start to his career and to 2020, he's got a long way to Go Bichette (sorry, I had to).

Bo's older brother, Dante Jr., had a bright MLB outlook, as well. He was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2011 draft, though he never made it past AA ball and was most recently playing in the independent Atlantic League at age 26.

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