RotoWire Partners

Javier Baez

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

23

RBI

75

R

75

SB

10

2017 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Baez became a fixture in the Cubs' lineup in 2016, showing an improved eye (career-low 24.0 percent strikeout rate) and punishing left-handed pitching at a .311/.375/.475 clip. Thanks to his excellent...

Read more about Javier Baez

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 17, 2017  –  Javier Baez News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Baez is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Javier Baez – simply subscribe now.

Javier Baez Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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
2017 24 MAJ CHC 145 508 469 75 128 49 24 2 23 75 10 3 30 144 6 2 1 .273 .317 .480 .797
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Javier Baez
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Javier Baez
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Javier Baez
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Javier Baez
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)     367 1,267 1,179 154 301 105 55 3 47 158 28 9 64 371 7 4 13 .255 .300 .427 .727

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

No No No
Javier Baez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Cin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .317 .480 .797
Sep. 30 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .315 .479 .794
Sep. 29 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 28 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 27 @StL 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .317 .481 .798
Sep. 26 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .317 .481 .798
Sep. 25 @StL 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .318 .482 .800
Sep. 24 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .316 .475 .791
Sep. 23 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .316 .475 .791
Sep. 22 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .319 .479 .798
Sep. 21 @Mil 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .318 .481 .799
Sep. 20 @TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .314 .480 .794
Sep. 19 @TB 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .314 .482 .796
Sep. 17 StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .312 .478 .790
Sep. 16 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .311 .478 .789
Sep. 15 StL 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .314 .483 .797
Sep. 14 NYM 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .317 .487 .804
Sep. 13 NYM 5 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .317 .489 .806
Sep. 12 NYM 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .312 .479 .791
Sep. 10 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .310 .477 .787
Sep. 9 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .310 .478 .788
Sep. 8 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .311 .480 .791
Sep. 7 @Pit 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .314 .484 .798
Sep. 6 @Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .315 .485 .800
Sep. 5 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .315 .486 .801
Sep. 4 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .271 .315 .489 .804
Sep. 2 Atl 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .314 .489 .803
Sep. 1 Atl 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .269 .313 .480 .793
Aug. 31 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .313 .482 .795
Last 7 Games 12 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Last 14 Games 30 3 10 2 0 1 5 3 11 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .394 .500 .894
Last 30 Games 81 15 23 5 0 3 11 6 24 2 1 0 0 1 .284 .333 .457 .790

Javier Baez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4 80 8 73 1 1
2016 6 59 62 25 2 2
2015 1 17 11 8
2014 25 30

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Javier Baez: Minor League Games Played By Position

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

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Javier Baez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017124189321.315.581.934
2016122144215.311.475.850
2015191000.421.6321.082

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173455714439.258.443.747
20162993610387.258.401.689
2015573141.246.333.617

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172324513388.272.504.819
2016203268247.296.473.817
2015321130.219.344.608

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172373010372.274.456.775
2016218246355.252.376.661
2015443011.341.455.824
Javier Baez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Clayton Kershaw LA 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .833 1.167

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

Javier Baez Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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% .378 .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% .310 .261
2013 20 AA TEN 240 218 7.9% 28.8% 0.28 68% .333 .344
2014 21 AAA IOW 434 388 7.8% 30% 0.26 66% .322 .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% .402 .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% .336 .150
2017 24 MAJ CHC 508 469 5.9% 28.3% 0.21 69% .345 .207
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Javier Baez
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Javier Baez
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Javier Baez
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Javier Baez
3-Year Averages     251 236 4.4% 29.9% 0.15 68% .320 .144
Career     1,267 1,179 5.1% 29.3% 0.17 69% .332 .172

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

No No

Javier Baez Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 1 -1 1 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
2015 2B 59.7 0 10 0 0 0 39 -1 14 0 0 0 -1
2015 3B 64 5 10 4 1 4 13 1 24 1 2 1 0
2015 SS 45 -3 11 -2 -1 0 19 -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1
2016 1B 21 -1 4 -1 0 -1 0 0 10 0 0 -1 0
2016 2B 383 11 80 7 4 0 212 3 80 2 2 3 1
2016 3B 370.7 3 76 2 0 3 180 0 143 0 0 0 2
2016 SS 194 2 47 0 2 0 104 -2 46 4 1 0 0
2016 LF 2.3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2017 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 503.7 11 92 6 5 0 229 5 178 -1 2 1 3
2017 3B 43 -1 11 -2 1 -2 15 0 22 -1 0 0 -1
2017 SS 573.3 3 137 3 0 0 330 4 212 5 0 1 2
2017 RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 1 0 0 3 0 4
2015 SS 0 0 1 -2 0 -1
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 1 2 8 0 11
2016 3B 0 0 -1 2 0 1
2016 SS 0 1 1 2 0 4
2016 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 -2 -1 8 0 5
2017 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 SS 0 1 -2 2 0 1
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

2017 Stat Review for Javier Baez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.9% BB Rate
POOR
28.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.797 OPS
GOOD
.317 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.273 AVG
GOOD
.345 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.480 SLG
GOOD
.207 ISO
GOOD

Chicago Cubs Roster

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

Baez is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Friday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez (knee) is in the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez (knee) struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez (knee) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez was diagnosed with a bruised knee after fouling a pitch off himself during Monday's win over the Cardinals, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. "I thought [the injury] was really bad," Baez said. "I only felt my knee. Afterwards, it was a big bruise and sore. It was like jumping into a cold tub, and my whole leg was freezing."

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez fouled a ball off his knee that forced him to leave Monday's game, but he could be back in Tuesday's lineup, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez was removed with an undisclosed injury after a single in Monday's game against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Baez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

Subscribe now to see our 2017 outlook.

2016

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-bats with Triple-A Iowa was no great shakes, it was an improvement over what he showed in 2014. More importantly, management felt he was ready for a return engagement in the majors, and he played nearly every day over the last month of the season. Strangely, the power-hitting infielder hit just one home run in 76 at-bats with the Cubs (though he had one more in the postseason), but he batted .289 and played all over the infield. Starlin Castro is out of the picture, but the Cubs signed Ben Zobrist to anchor the top of the lineup, so Baez's outlook remains cloudy. That said, he is too talented not to be valued as a strong middle-infield option in drafts, though owners will need to be patient as the playing time sorts itself out.

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.