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Junior Lake

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.238

HR

2

RBI

3

R

5

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Though Lake was not as pedigreed as many of the other outstanding prospects in the Cubs' system, he came into the league like gangbusters in July and found himself in the starting lineup more often th...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/27/1990   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

April 16, 2014  –  Junior Lake News

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Lake is not in the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's double-header against the Yankees, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Junior Lake 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
2010 20 A+ Day 120 447 394 56 104 31 18 4 9 46 13 9 35 99 8 3 7 .264 .333 .398 .731
2011 21 A+ Day 49 216 203 39 64 21 11 4 6 34 19 4 6 49 2 3 2 .315 .336 .498 .834
2011 21 AA Ten 67 262 242 41 60 18 10 2 6 17 19 2 13 60 2 0 5 .248 .300 .380 .680
2012 22 AA Ten 103 448 405 56 113 39 26 3 10 50 21 12 35 105 2 2 4 .279 .341 .432 .773
2013 23 AAA Iow 40 170 156 30 46 16 10 2 4 18 14 5 10 33 0 2 2 .295 .341 .462 .803
2013 23 MAJ CHC 64 254 236 26 67 22 16 0 6 16 4 4 13 68 1 0 4 .284 .332 .428 .760
2014 24 MAJ CHC 15 45 42 5 10 5 2 1 2 3 2 0 2 18 1 0 0 .238 .273 .476 .749
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Junior Lake
3-Year Averages MAJ   64 254 236 26 67 22 16 0 6 16 4 4 13 68 1 0 4 .284 .332 .428 .760

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

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Junior Lake 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
Apr. 18 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .273 .476 .749
Apr. 16 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .300 .526 .826
Apr. 16 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .270 .308 .541 .849
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .306 .559 .865
Apr. 12 @StL 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .281 .500 .781
Apr. 11 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .423 .709
Apr. 10 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .296 .440 .736
Apr. 9 Pit 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .500 .833
Apr. 8 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .350 .389 .739
Apr. 6 Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .412 .780
Apr. 5 Phi 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .412 .745
Apr. 4 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .643
Apr. 3 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .693
Apr. 2 @Pit 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .777
Mar. 31 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 17 3 4 0 1 1 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 .235 .235 .529 .764
Last 14 Days 33 4 7 1 1 2 3 2 13 1 0 0 0 0 .212 .257 .485 .742
Last 30 Days 42 5 10 2 1 2 3 2 18 2 0 0 0 0 .238 .273 .476 .749

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Junior Lake: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12 11 1
2013 56 32 27

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Junior Lake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013618242.377.541.956

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013175184122.251.389.692

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310613481.283.462.801

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201313013283.285.400.726
Junior Lake Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 20 A+ Day 447 394 7.8% 22.1% 0.35 75% .332 .134
2011 21 A+ Day 216 203 2.8% 22.7% 0.12 76% .392 .183
2011 21 AA Ten 262 242 5% 22.9% 0.22 75% .307 .132
2012 22 AA Ten 448 405 7.8% 23.4% 0.33 74% .355 .153
2013 23 AAA Iow 170 156 5.9% 19.4% 0.30 79% .353 .167
2013 23 MAJ CHC 254 236 5.1% 26.8% 0.19 71% .377 .144
2014 24 MAJ CHC 45 42 4.4% 40% 0.11 57% .364 .238
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Junior Lake
3-Year Averages MAJ   254 236 5.1% 26.8% 0.19 71% .377 .144

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2014 Stat Review for Junior Lake    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.238 AVG
POOR
57% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.364 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.476 SLG
GOOD
.238 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.11 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
40.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.749 OPS
AVERAGE
.273 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Junior Lake (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tony Sipp SD 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Ian Kennedy SD 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Tony Cingrani CIN 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Tyler Skaggs ANA 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Hyun-Jin Ryu LA 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Trevor Rosenthal STL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Brad Brach BAL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Steve Cishek MIA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jake Diekman PHI 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brandon League LA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Junior Lake (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Sam LeCure CIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Seth Maness STL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kris Medlen ATL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Farnsworth NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfredo Figaro MIL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Luis Garcia PHI 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Watson PIT 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Webb BAL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Withrow LA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Ziegler AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Junior Lake: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lake is not in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

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Lake drove in his first two runs of the season Wednesday, but struck out once more, giving him nine strikeouts in 22 at-bats.

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Lake is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

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Lake blasted three home runs in Sunday's exhibition victory over Oakland.

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Lake drove in two runs against the Brewers on Sunday.

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Lake is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Lake is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.

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Lake is not in the lineup Saturday against the Braves.

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Lake is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Lake is out of the lineup again Saturday.

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Lake is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

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Lake is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds, MLB.com reports.

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Lake is not in the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Lake had a better go of it the second time around at Double-A, but his plate discipline (35:105 BB:K) was still poor, and his .773 OPS doesn't exactly portend great success in the majors. Moreover, he's stuck behind Starlin Castro at short though given Lake's size he might have to move to third base anyway. In that case, he'd be in the mix with Ian Stewart, Luis Valbuena, Josh Vitters and possibly Javier Baez (eventually) for the job.

2012

The 22-year-old had a strong AFL showing, hitting .296 with five homers and 18 steals in 28 games, but his plate discipline was a major problem both at High-A and Double-A in 2011. His defense at short also leaves something to be desired, and in any event, he's blocked by Starlin Castro for the foreseeable future. Lake did steal 38 bags in 44 attempts, so if he ever does learn to get on base, he'd have his uses as a second baseman or utility player in the big leagues. For now expect him to start the year in the high minors and don't expect a promotion until September 2012 at the earliest.