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Javier Baez

22-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.169

HR

9

RBI

20

R

25

SB

5

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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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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   

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Cubs GM Jed Hoyer reiterated Thursday that Baez is projected to open the year as the team's starting second baseman, but he will have to "earn his playing time," MLB.com reports. "He has to make more contact to stay in the big leagues," Hoyer said.

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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
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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 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
Sep. 28 @Mil 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .227 .324 .551
Sep. 27 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .228 .327 .555
Sep. 26 @Mil 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .172 .232 .333 .565
Sep. 24 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .223 .327 .550
Sep. 23 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .227 .333 .560
Sep. 22 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .228 .340 .568
Sep. 21 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .171 .233 .348 .581
Sep. 20 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .228 .350 .578
Sep. 19 LAD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .229 .358 .587
Sep. 18 LAD 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .178 .235 .368 .603
Sep. 17 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 .171 .225 .365 .590
Sep. 16 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .225 .367 .592
Sep. 15 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .230 .377 .607
Sep. 14 @Pit 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .177 .235 .386 .621
Sep. 13 @Pit 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .229 .387 .616
Sep. 12 @Pit 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .230 .373 .603
Sep. 10 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .229 .356 .585
Sep. 9 @Tor 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .175 .229 .364 .593
Sep. 8 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .209 .350 .559
Sep. 7 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .215 .360 .575
Sep. 6 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .216 .371 .587
Sep. 5 Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .222 .383 .605
Sep. 3 Mil 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .217 .390 .607
Sep. 2 Mil 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .208 .383 .591
Sep. 1 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .208 .397 .605
Aug. 31 @StL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .216 .411 .627
Aug. 30 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .225 .430 .655
Aug. 30 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .194 .224 .437 .661
Aug. 29 @StL 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .223 .444 .667
Aug. 28 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 .189 .222 .442 .664
Last 7 Days 30 3 5 0 0 0 2 2 13 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .219 .167 .386
Last 14 Days 58 6 9 0 0 0 2 5 26 2 1 0 0 3 .155 .222 .155 .377
Last 30 Days 122 12 18 3 0 2 7 11 54 5 1 1 0 6 .148 .224 .221 .445

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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 Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014495351.143.347.569

Vs. Right

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 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
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3-Year Averages     229 213 6.6% 41.5% 0.16 55% .248 .155

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2014 Stat Review for Javier Baez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.169 AVG
TERRIBLE
55% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.248 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.324 SLG
TERRIBLE
.155 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.16 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.6% BB Rate
WEAK
41.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.551 OPS
TERRIBLE
.227 OBP
TERRIBLE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Javier Baez

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

Baez may play some third base in spring training, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Baez is projected to be the Cubs' Opening Day second baseman in 2015, Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports.

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Baez was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk Wednesday in a 6-2 victory over the Brewers.

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Baez went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

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Baez was 1-for-5 with his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the ninth inning, in Monday's win over New York.

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Baez drew his first two major league walks Sunday against the Mets. He's hitting .236/.263/.491 with those two walks and 22 strikeouts over 55 at-bats since his callup.

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Baez hit his fourth home run of the season in a 2-for-4 effort against the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Baez is averaging 4.24 pitches per plate appearance, which would be one of the top figures in the National League if he had enough at-bats.

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Baez went 1-for-4 with a double and three strikeouts in the Cubs' loss to the Rays on Saturday.

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Baez went 1-for-6 against the Rockies on Tuesday, blasting his first career home run.

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Baez is in the lineup for his major league debut Tuesday, batting second and playing second base.

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Baez will be recalled by the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa, and join the team for their Tuesday matchup against the Rockies, Mark Gonzales of 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.