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Junior Lake

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.210

HR

9

RBI

25

R

30

SB

7

2014 Preseason Projections

AVG

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RBI

R

SB

2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 th...

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LEAGUE: Majors   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  

September 2, 2014  –  Junior Lake News

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

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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 103 316 300 30 63 22 10 3 9 25 7 3 12 107 1 2 1 .210 .241 .353 .594
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3-Year Averages     64 254 236 26 67 22 16 0 6 16 4 4 13 68 1 0 4 .284 .332 .428 .760

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

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Junior Lake 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. 18 LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .244 .353 .597
Sep. 17 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .241 .353 .594
Sep. 12 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .241 .357 .598
Sep. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 7 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .239 .358 .597
Sep. 6 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .240 .359 .599
Sep. 5 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .243 .363 .606
Sep. 3 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 2 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 1 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 31 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 29 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 28 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 24 Bal Did not play.
Aug. 23 Bal Did not play.
Aug. 22 Bal Did not play.
Aug. 21 SF Did not play.
Aug. 20 SF Did not play.
Aug. 19 SF Did not play.
Aug. 18 @NYM Did not play.
Last 7 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
Last 14 Days 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 30 Days 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250

Junior Lake: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 83 52 35
2013 56 32 27

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Junior Lake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201492103102.217.380.643
2013618242.377.541.956

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014208206155.207.341.573
2013175184122.251.389.692

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014138115113.210.362.604
201310613481.283.462.801

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014162194144.210.346.587
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 316 300 3.8% 33.9% 0.11 64% .293 .143
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3-Year Averages     254 236 5.1% 26.8% 0.19 71% .377 .144

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2014 Stat Review for Junior Lake    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.210 AVG
TERRIBLE
64% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.293 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.353 SLG
POOR
.143 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.11 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.8% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
33.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.594 OPS
TERRIBLE
.241 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Lake has been optioned to Triple-A, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Lake went 0-for-4 with two more strikeouts Friday afternoon.

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The Cubs aren't likely to send Lake down to Triple-A Iowa to earn extra at-bats, the team's official site reports. "We'll continue to give him opportunities to play," manager RIck Renteria said. "We'll just continue to do what we've been doing the whole season and picking and choosing and working and trying to make adjustments."

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Lake is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

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Lake is not in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

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Lake (head) is back in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Lake (head) will be available off the bench Friday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Lake (head) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

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Though he has bruises on his head and left leg, Lake has not shown any symptoms of a concussion, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.