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Javier Baez

21-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

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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 be...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   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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Baez has played the last two games at second base for Triple-A Iowa, but that doesn't mean a call-up is imminent, the Cubs' official site reports.

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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 100 415 373 59 95 46 24 2 20 76 16 8 31 125 0 7 4 .255 .313 .491 .804
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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 415 373 7.5% 30.1% 0.25 66% .329 .236
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Baez, 21, is slashing .240/.305/.449 with 14 home runs, 55 RBI and 15 steals through 84 games for Triple-A Iowa.

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Baez, 21, is slashing .226/.281/.435 with 11 home runs, 42 RBI and 13 steals through 62 games for Triple-A Iowa.

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Baez went 2-for-4 with two doubles Tuesday for Triple-A Iowa.

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Baez went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks Monday for Triple-A Iowa.

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Baez will return to shortstop Monday night for Triple-A Iowa, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Baez (ankle) is back in the lineup at DH for Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Baez (ankle) was placed on the 7-day disabled list Sunday, MiLB.com reports.

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Baez (heel) was sent to the minors on Saturday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Baez says he's fine after leaving Friday's game with a bruised heel, the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer reports.

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Baez left Friday's game with a right heel contusion, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Baez hit his fifth home run of the spring Wednesday, but the Cubs' front office insists he'll begin the year at Triple-A Iowa, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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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.