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Mike Baxter

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.265

HR

0

RBI

2

R

5

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 12/7/1984   BORN: New York, NY   COLLEGE: Vanderbilt   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Baxter Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in January 2015 that includes an invite to spring training.

June 28, 2015  –  Mike Baxter News

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Baxter is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Mike Baxter 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
2006 21 A A 117 507 476 67 122 38 28 7 3 40 13 5 31 66 0 0 0 .256 .304 .363 .667
2007 22 A LAK 111 461 417 74 115 34 21 6 7 44 12 6 44 75 0 0 0 .276 .346 .405 .751
2007 22 AAA POR 10 30 29 1 6 3 2 1 0 7 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 .207 .233 .345 .578
2008 23 A LAK 24 103 92 13 22 6 4 1 1 17 3 0 10 12 0 1 0 .239 .324 .337 .661
2008 23 AA SAN 100 370 324 41 88 30 18 4 8 48 2 2 39 41 2 3 2 .272 .351 .426 .777
2009 24 AA SAN 50 225 199 38 75 28 23 1 4 44 5 2 22 42 0 2 2 .377 .440 .563 1.003
2009 24 AAA POR 82 345 303 38 84 26 17 4 5 34 9 5 38 53 0 1 3 .277 .362 .409 .771
2010 25 AAA POR 136 552 482 89 145 58 30 10 18 72 22 10 58 78 0 4 8 .301 .382 .517 .899
2010 25 MAJ SDG 9 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .125 .111 .125 .236
2011 26 A+ ST. 4 18 16 2 7 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 .438 .444 .563 1.007
2011 26 A+ LAK 11 46 36 5 10 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 9 8 0 1 0 .278 .413 .306 .719
2011 26 AAA BUF 18 71 64 4 12 3 0 2 1 7 1 0 5 19 1 0 1 .188 .257 .297 .554
2011 26 MAJ NYM 22 40 34 6 8 4 2 1 1 4 0 0 5 9 0 0 1 .235 .350 .441 .791
2012 27 A+ ST. 4 17 15 1 4 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 .267 .353 .467 .820
2012 27 AA BIN 3 13 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .300 .385 .300 .685
2012 27 AAA BUF 6 27 24 2 9 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 0 0 1 .375 .444 .417 .861
2012 27 MAJ NYM 89 211 179 26 47 19 14 2 3 17 5 3 25 45 0 2 5 .263 .365 .413 .778
2013 28 AAA LAS 53 216 187 38 54 24 12 5 7 22 4 5 24 27 0 1 4 .289 .380 .519 .899
2013 28 MAJ NYM 74 155 132 14 25 7 6 1 0 4 5 2 17 28 0 1 5 .189 .303 .250 .553
2014 29 AAA ALB 119 468 412 72 119 40 25 8 7 36 12 5 45 87 2 3 6 .289 .365 .439 .804
2014 29 MAJ LAD 4 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
2015 30 AAA IOW 34 114 100 11 29 4 4 0 0 8 3 2 13 22 0 0 1 .290 .377 .330 .707
2015 30 MAJ CHC 29 56 49 5 13 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 14 0 0 1 .265 .357 .286 .643
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3-Year Averages     55 124 106 13 24 8 6 1 1 7 3 1 14 25 0 1 3 .226 .331 .330 .661
Career  (View All)     227 479 409 51 94 31 23 4 4 28 10 5 54 100 0 4 12 .230 .334 .335 .669

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Mike Baxter 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
Jul. 1 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .357 .286 .643
Jun. 30 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 28 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .353 .289 .642
Jun. 27 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .360 .295 .655
Jun. 26 @StL 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .293 .370 .317 .687
Jun. 25 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .341 .278 .619
Jun. 24 LAD 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .351 .303 .654
Jun. 23 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .281 .614
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .344 .286 .630
Jun. 17 @Cle 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .355 .296 .651
Jun. 16 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .310 .269 .579
Jun. 15 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 14 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .321 .280 .601
Jun. 13 Cin 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .333 .708
Jun. 12 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .333 .278 .611
Jun. 11 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .350 .294 .644
Jun. 10 @Det 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .368 .313 .681
Jun. 9 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368
Jun. 7 @Was Did not play.
Jun. 6 @Was Did not play.
Jun. 5 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Jun. 4 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .182 .432
Jun. 3 @Mia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .473
Jun. 2 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 1 @Mia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311
May. 31 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111
Last 7 Days 17 1 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .400 .294 .694
Last 14 Days 23 2 7 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 .304 .407 .304 .711
Last 30 Days 42 5 13 1 0 0 2 5 11 0 0 1 0 1 .310 .396 .333 .729

Mike Baxter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 10 1 9 1
2014 1 1
2013 46 17 30
2012 63 18 1 45 1
2011 13 3 10
2010 1

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Mike Baxter: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 27 8

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Mike Baxter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015330101.0001.0002.000
201410000.000.000.000
2013123012.333.333.718

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015462010.217.239.533
201460000.000.000.143
201312011033.175.242.537

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015221000.182.182.399
2013695044.217.275.605

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015234020.348.391.856
201470000.000.000.125
2013639001.159.222.496
Mike Baxter Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 21 A A 507 476 6.1% 13% 0.47 86% .292 .107
2007 22 A LAK 461 417 9.5% 16.3% 0.59 82% .322 .129
2007 22 AAA POR 30 29 3.3% 26.7% 0.13 72% .286 .138
2008 23 A LAK 103 92 9.7% 11.7% 0.83 87% .266 .098
2008 23 AA SAN 370 324 10.5% 11.1% 0.95 87% .291 .154
2009 24 AA SAN 225 199 9.8% 18.7% 0.52 79% .464 .186
2009 24 AAA POR 345 303 11% 15.4% 0.72 83% .322 .132
2010 25 AAA POR 552 482 10.5% 14.1% 0.74 84% .329 .216
2010 25 MAJ SDG 9 8 0% 22.2% 0.00 75% .167 .000
2011 26 A+ ST. 18 16 5.6% 11.1% 0.50 88% .500 .125
2011 26 A+ LAK 46 36 19.6% 17.4% 1.13 78% .357 .028
2011 26 AAA BUF 71 64 7% 26.8% 0.26 70% .250 .109
2011 26 MAJ NYM 40 34 12.5% 22.5% 0.56 74% .292 .206
2012 27 A+ ST. 17 15 5.9% 23.5% 0.25 73% .364 .200
2012 27 AA BIN 13 10 7.7% 15.4% 0.50 80% .375 .000
2012 27 AAA BUF 27 24 7.4% 25.9% 0.29 71% .529 .042
2012 27 MAJ NYM 211 179 11.8% 21.3% 0.56 75% .336 .150
2013 28 AAA LAS 216 187 11.1% 12.5% 0.89 86% .307 .230
2013 28 MAJ NYM 155 132 11% 18.1% 0.61 79% .240 .061
2014 29 AAA ALB 468 412 9.6% 18.6% 0.52 79% .352 .150
2014 29 MAJ LAD 8 7 12.5% 25% 0.50 71% .000 .000
2015 30 AAA IOW 114 100 11.4% 19.3% 0.59 78% .372 .040
2015 30 MAJ CHC 56 49 10.7% 25% 0.43 71% .371 .021
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3-Year Averages     124 106 11.3% 20.2% 0.56 76% .288 .104
Career     479 409 11.3% 20.9% 0.54 76% .295 .105

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

Contact

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.265 AVG
AVERAGE
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.371 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.286 SLG
TERRIBLE
.021 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.43 BB/K
AVERAGE
10.7% BB Rate
GOOD
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.643 OPS
TERRIBLE
.357 OBP
GREAT

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Mike Baxter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Baxter went 3-for-5 and drove in a run against the Cardinals on Friday night, but he also made an error in the 10th inning that resulted in the game-winning run.

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Baxter will start in right field for the second straight game Sunday against the Reds.

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Baxter went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, two walks and three runs scored Wednesday against Detroit.

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Baxter is in the lineup as the DH for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

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Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

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Baxter was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

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Baxter was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Baxter was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Baxter signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in late January and has received an invitation to the team's spring training.

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Baxter is slashing .261/.359/.406 with seven steals for Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Baxter has cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A Alburquerque.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

There was no outlook written for Mike Baxter.

2014

Baxter made the Mets' Opening Day roster in 2013, but struggled and was sent to the minors in June. He hit just .189/.303/.250 in 74 games for the Mets last season, but was much more consistent and showed significantly greater power at Triple-A Las Vegas (.289/.380/.519). Baxter was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers in October and will get a chance to be a reserve outfielder in the spring.

2013

Baxter's 2012 campaign is remembered for his spectacular catch to preserve Johan Santana's no-hitter; the result of which was a dislocated joint between his right collarbone and sternum, and torn rib cartilage on his right side. The injury sidelined Baxter for nearly two months. After he returned, his hot start was a faded memory, as his batting average dropped from .323 to .263 at season's end. Baxter will get a shot with the Mets this spring at filling a reserve outfield spot, where he would see most of his at-bats against righties.Baxter's 2012 campaign is remembered for his spectacular catch to preserve Johan Santana's no-hitter; the result of which was a dislocated joint between his right collarbone and sternum, and torn rib cartilage on his right side. The injury sidelined Baxter for nearly two months. After he returned, his hot start was a faded memory, as his batting average dropped from .323 to .263 at season's end. Baxter will get a shot with the Mets this spring at filling a reserve outfield spot, where he would see most of his at-bats against righties.

2013

Baxter's 2012 campaign is remembered for his spectacular catch to preserve Johan Santana's no-hitter; the result of which was a dislocated joint between his right collarbone and sternum, and torn rib cartilage on his right side. The injury sidelined Baxter for nearly two months. After he returned, his hot start was a faded memory, as his batting average dropped from .323 to .263 at season's end. Baxter will get a shot with the Mets this spring at filling a reserve outfield spot, where he would see most of his at-bats against righties.Baxter's 2012 campaign is remembered for his spectacular catch to preserve Johan Santana's no-hitter; the result of which was a dislocated joint between his right collarbone and sternum, and torn rib cartilage on his right side. The injury sidelined Baxter for nearly two months. After he returned, his hot start was a faded memory, as his batting average dropped from .323 to .263 at season's end. Baxter will get a shot with the Mets this spring at filling a reserve outfield spot, where he would see most of his at-bats against righties.

2012

Baxter, a Queens native, was claimed by his hometown Mets from San Diego in August after missing all but 11 games in Triple-A due to a broken thumb in March. Baxter will try and secure a roster spot this spring, but keep in mind that his best minor league numbers came as a 25-year-old in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League in 2010.

2011

Baxter, an outfielder/first baseman, spent 2010 at Triple-A Portland, where he displayed nice power and speed, hit for average and got on base at a decent clip. At 26, he's too old to be considered a prospect and has nothing left to prove in the minors. He should be a decent bench option for the Padres in 2011. If pressed into a starting role, he could surprise, but the Padres have a large cast of characters battling for at-bats making Baxter a potential in-season waiver option in deeper formats depending on how things break.