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Javier Baez

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

14

RBI

59

R

50

SB

12

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After hitting an embarrassing .169 with 95 strikeouts in 213 at-bats in his first major league season in 2014, it wasn't shocking that Baez started 2015 in the minors. While his 76:21 K:BB in 281 at-b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 12/1/1992   BORN: Bayamon, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

October 8, 2016  –  Javier Baez News

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Baez went 2-for-3 with a home run in a victory over the Giants in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.

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Javier Baez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 18 R MES 3 12 12 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
2011 18 A BOI 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
2012 19 A PEO 57 235 213 41 71 27 10 5 12 33 20 3 9 48 0 3 10 .333 .383 .596 .979
2012 19 A+ DAY 23 86 80 9 15 8 3 1 4 13 4 2 5 21 0 0 1 .188 .244 .400 .644
2013 20 A+ DAY 76 337 299 59 82 40 19 4 17 57 12 2 21 78 0 6 11 .274 .338 .535 .873
2013 20 AA TEN 54 240 218 39 64 35 15 0 20 54 8 2 19 69 0 3 0 .294 .346 .638 .984
2014 21 AAA IOW 104 434 388 64 101 49 24 2 23 80 16 8 34 130 0 7 5 .260 .323 .510 .833
2014 21 MAJ CHC 52 229 213 25 36 15 6 0 9 20 5 1 15 95 0 0 1 .169 .227 .324 .551
2015 22 R MES 4 15 12 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .417 .533 .500 1.033
2015 22 AAA IOW 70 313 281 49 91 29 14 2 13 61 17 3 21 76 1 2 8 .324 .385 .527 .912
2015 22 MAJ CHC 28 80 76 4 22 7 6 0 1 4 1 2 4 24 0 0 0 .289 .325 .408 .733
2016 23 AAA IOW 4 15 15 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 .267 .267 .467 .734
2016 23 MAJ CHC 142 450 421 50 115 34 19 1 14 59 12 3 15 108 1 2 11 .273 .314 .423 .737
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3-Year Averages     74 251 236 26 57 18 10 0 8 27 6 2 11 75 0 0 4 .242 .287 .386 .672
Career  (View All)     222 759 710 79 173 56 31 1 24 83 18 6 34 227 1 2 12 .244 .289 .392 .680

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Javier Baez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @Cin 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .314 .423 .737
Oct. 1 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .313 .422 .735
Sep. 30 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .314 .424 .738
Sep. 29 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .315 .426 .741
Sep. 28 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Pit 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .274 .316 .427 .743
Sep. 26 @Pit 5 1 2 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .313 .426 .739
Sep. 25 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .270 .312 .419 .731
Sep. 24 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .312 .423 .735
Sep. 23 StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .313 .424 .737
Sep. 21 Cin 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .313 .424 .737
Sep. 20 Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .269 .310 .421 .731
Sep. 19 Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .308 .422 .730
Sep. 18 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .269 .308 .422 .730
Sep. 17 Mil 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .306 .423 .729
Sep. 16 Mil 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .304 .421 .725
Sep. 15 Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .308 .426 .734
Sep. 14 @StL 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .308 .426 .734
Sep. 13 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 12 @StL 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .308 .426 .734
Sep. 11 @Hou 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .306 .426 .732
Sep. 10 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .304 .425 .729
Sep. 9 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .307 .429 .736
Sep. 7 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .307 .431 .738
Sep. 5 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .310 .435 .745
Sep. 4 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .308 .434 .742
Sep. 3 SF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .271 .309 .435 .744
Sep. 2 SF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .309 .436 .745
Sep. 1 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .309 .434 .743
Last 7 Games 18 2 6 0 0 1 8 0 5 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .368 .500 .868
Last 14 Games 33 3 11 0 0 1 9 0 7 0 0 4 1 3 .333 .395 .424 .819
Last 30 Games 74 11 21 3 0 1 12 2 18 1 0 4 1 3 .284 .333 .365 .698

Javier Baez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 6 59 62 25 2 2
2015 1 17 11 8
2014 25 30

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Javier Baez: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 19 9 40

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Javier Baez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016122144215.311.475.850
2015191000.421.6321.082
2014495351.143.347.569

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162993610387.258.401.689
2015573141.246.333.617
2014164206154.177.317.546

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016203268247.296.473.817
2015321130.219.344.608
201411810340.136.237.440

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016218246355.252.376.661
2015443011.341.455.824
201495156165.211.432.689
Javier Baez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 18 R MES 12 12 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .167
2011 18 A BOI 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .250 .000
2012 19 A PEO 235 213 3.8% 20.4% 0.19 77% .386 .263
2012 19 A+ DAY 86 80 5.8% 24.4% 0.24 74% .200 .212
2013 20 A+ DAY 337 299 6.2% 23.1% 0.27 74% .319 .261
2013 20 AA TEN 240 218 7.9% 28.8% 0.28 68% .341 .344
2014 21 AAA IOW 434 388 7.8% 30% 0.26 66% .332 .250
2014 21 MAJ CHC 229 213 6.6% 41.5% 0.16 55% .248 .155
2015 22 R MES 15 12 6.7% 0% 0.00 100% .417 .083
2015 22 AAA IOW 313 281 6.7% 24.3% 0.28 73% .406 .203
2015 22 MAJ CHC 80 76 5% 30% 0.17 68% .412 .119
2016 23 AAA IOW 15 15 0% 26.7% 0.00 73% .300 .200
2016 23 MAJ CHC 450 421 3.3% 24% 0.14 74% .338 .150
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3-Year Averages     251 236 4.4% 29.9% 0.15 68% .320 .144
Career     759 710 4.5% 29.9% 0.15 68% .325 .148

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2016 Stat Review for Javier Baez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.273 AVG
GOOD
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.338 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.423 SLG
AVERAGE
.150 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.14 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.3% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
24.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.737 OPS
WEAK
.314 OBP
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Javier Baez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Baez is not in the lineup for the team's regular-season finale against the Reds.

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Baez went 2-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in Monday's victory against the Pirates.

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Baez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

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Baez is in Saturday's lineup against the Dodgers.

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Baez is in Sunday's lineup against the Rockies.

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Baez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

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Baez homered and knocked in two runs in a 2-for-4 game in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Milwaukee.

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Baez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Baez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's 13-2 victory over the Cardinals.

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Baez is out of the lineup against the Cardinals on Thursday.

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Baez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Baez is in the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

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Baez is out of the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Oakland.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Baez struggled in his two-month stint with the Cubs in 2014, hitting just .169 with a whopping 95 strikeouts in 213 at-bats, but he's still the frontrunner to win the job at second base this spring. Baez blasted seven home runs in his first 19 games with the Cubs, but he only hit two more in his next 33 games. Still, with 69 home runs and 41 stolen bases in the last two years, the 22-year-old Baez has the potential to be a special big leaguer - provided that he can get his bat on the ball. With Starlin Castro at short, Baez at second, and Addison Russell waiting in the wings, the Cubs have an embarrassment of riches in the middle infield, and that doesn't even include Arismendy Alcantara, who can play multiple positions. The Cubs optioned Baez to Triple-A Iowa in March, as he struggled to improve his approach during Cactus League play. If he rakes upon returning to the PCL, Baez could quickly push his way back into the starting job at second base for the Cubs.

2014

Although there are a lot of good contenders for the honor, Baez is the brightest jewel in the Cubs' minor league system. After mastering High-A Daytona with 17 home runs in 299 at-bats, he was even better with Double-A Tennessee, finishing with 20 home runs and 54 RBI in just 218 at-bats. Oh, and he totaled 20 stolen bases at the two levels for good measure. The 2011 first-rounder is just 21, but he already appears to be ready for the majors aside from that unpleasant 40:147 BB:K ratio last year and with Starlin Castro struggling to hit at the big-league level, Baez could be pushing the incumbent shortstop as early as this season.

2013

The ninth overall pick in the 2011 first-year player draft, Baez broke out in 213 Low-A at-bats with a .333/.383/.596 line. He also stole 20 bases and was caught only three times. The 19-year-old (he turned 20 on December 1) didn't fare as well at High-A, with a .644 OPS in 80 at-bats, and he drew only 14 walks in 293 combined at-bats at both levels. He also missed much of the Arizona Fall League with a broken thumb. Nonetheless, he's expected to be ready for spring training and should move through the team's system quickly. Because Starlin Castro is entrenched at shortstop, Baez might have to slide over to third base (something with which the team experimented in the AFL before he got hurt). But the team still prefers Baez as a shortstop, so it's a problem they'll have to work out when he gets to the majors, probably in 2014.

2012

The ninth overall pick in last year's draft, Baez projects as a power-hitting infielder who can steal a base and hit for average. With Starlin Castro presumably having the shortstop position locked down in Chicago for years to come, Baez is likely to shift over to third base. Expect the 19-year-old to get a taste of Low-A this year and move through the team's system rapidly if he's up to the task.