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Javier Baez

22-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

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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. B...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Finger     EST. RETURN:  7/15/2015
LEAGUE: AAA    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   

June 24, 2015  –  Javier Baez News

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Baez (finger) will resume his rehab at the Cubs' complex in Arizona, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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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+ DAY 23 86 80 9 15 8 3 1 4 13 4 2 5 21 0 0 1 .188 .244 .400 .644
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
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 AAA IOW 37 158 140 19 44 15 7 0 8 29 7 1 11 40 0 1 6 .314 .386 .536 .922
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3-Year Averages     52 229 213 25 36 15 6 0 9 20 5 1 15 95 0 0 1 .169 .227 .324 .551

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Javier Baez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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 15 5 16

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Javier Baez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014495351.143.347.569

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014164206154.177.317.546

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201411810340.136.237.440

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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+ DAY 86 80 5.8% 24.4% 0.24 74% .200 .212
2012 19 A PEO 235 213 3.8% 20.4% 0.19 77% .386 .263
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 AAA IOW 158 140 7% 25.3% 0.28 71% .391 .222
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3-Year Averages     229 213 6.6% 41.5% 0.16 55% .248 .155

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Javier Baez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Baez suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left ring finger during a game for Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Baez exited Sunday's game with Triple-A Iowa early with a hand injury, and went to the hospital for X-rays, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Baez will begin playing third base for Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, which adds another level of defensive versatility should the Cubs opt to call up the young slugger, the Des Moines Register's Tommy Birch reports.

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Baez may be a candidate to come up and DH when the Cubs play in Detroit next week, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Baez had two hits and three RBI for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

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Baez is in the lineup for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.

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Baez (personal) is reporting to Arizona for extended spring training Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

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Baez left Triple-A Iowa on April 9 due to the death of his sister and has not yet returned to his team, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.