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Junior Lake

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.224

HR

1

RBI

5

R

2

SB

4

2015 Preseason Projections

AVG

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RBI

R

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lake's 13:68 BB:K ratio was one of the worst in the league in 2013, and he was far worse in 2014, finishing at 14:110. We know you can see those numbers above, but we highlight them in case anyone thi...

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LEAGUE: AAA    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  

June 14, 2015  –  Junior Lake News

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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 AAA IOW 14 71 65 11 17 5 3 0 2 7 2 1 6 15 0 0 0 .262 .324 .400 .724
2014 24 MAJ CHC 108 326 308 30 65 22 10 3 9 25 7 3 14 110 1 2 1 .211 .246 .351 .597
2015 25 AAA IOW 32 125 105 19 31 8 7 0 1 16 6 4 18 30 1 1 0 .295 .395 .390 .785
2015 25 MAJ CHC 21 62 58 2 13 5 4 0 1 5 4 0 4 20 0 0 0 .224 .274 .345 .619
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3-Year Averages     86 289 272 28 66 21 13 1 7 20 5 3 13 89 1 1 2 .243 .281 .375 .656

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

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Junior Lake Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Jun. 30 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 28 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 27 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 26 @StL Did not play.
Jun. 25 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 24 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 23 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 22 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 19 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 18 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 16 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 15 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 14 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 13 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 12 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 11 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .274 .345 .619
Jun. 10 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .276 .364 .640
Jun. 9 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .241 .281 .370 .651
Jun. 7 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .373 .651
Jun. 6 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .283 .380 .663
Jun. 5 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .306 .413 .719
Jun. 4 @Was 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262 .311 .429 .740
Jun. 3 @Mia 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .286 .425 .711
Jun. 2 @Mia 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .297 .371 .668
Jun. 1 @Mia Did not play.
May. 31 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .273 .290 .563
May. 30 KC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 28 1 6 2 0 1 4 2 12 2 0 0 0 1 .214 .267 .393 .660

Junior Lake: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 15 6 1 10
2014 85 53 36 1
2013 56 32 27

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Junior Lake: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 27

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Junior Lake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015161031.375.563.974
201494103102.213.372.644
2013618242.377.541.956

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015421123.167.262.484
2014214206155.210.341.575
2013175184122.251.389.692

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015181011.167.278.528
2014145115113.214.359.612
201310613481.283.462.801

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015401143.250.375.661
2014163194144.209.344.583
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 AAA IOW 71 65 8.5% 21.1% 0.40 77% .313 .138
2014 24 MAJ CHC 326 308 4.3% 33.7% 0.13 64% .296 .140
2015 25 AAA IOW 125 105 14.4% 24% 0.60 71% .405 .095
2015 25 MAJ CHC 62 58 6.5% 32.3% 0.20 66% .324 .121
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3-Year Averages     289 272 4.5% 30.8% 0.15 67% .335 .132

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

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2015 Stat Review for Junior Lake    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.224 AVG
POOR
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.324 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.345 SLG
POOR
.121 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
32.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.619 OPS
TERRIBLE
.274 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Lake is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.

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Lake went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and two strikeouts out of the cleanup spot Wednesday in Miami.

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Lake went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

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Lake was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Lake was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Lake is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

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Lake was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

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Lake was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

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Lake has played a little at third base this spring, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Lake stole his third base of the spring in a loss to the Indians on Tuesday.

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Lake was removed from Friday's spring game after suffering an apparent injury on a stolen base attempt, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Lake was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 than not in the last months of the season. He slowed down quite a bit after the hot start after hitting four home runs in his first 15 games, he had just two more dingers in his last 49, and also finished with a 13:68 BB:K ratio. Though he came into the league as a shortstop, he played exclusively in the outfield for the Cubs, and it looks like he'll start in center or left depending on how things shake out during the preseason throughout 2014.

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.