Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

Age: 27 (December 1, 1992) | 6' 0" | 190lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-1 SS-130 DH-2 PH-9
CHC AAA 2016 4 15 3 4 0 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 .267 .267 .467 0 27 .300 n/a
CHC NL 2016 142 421 50 115 15 108 19 1 14 59 12 3 .273 .314 .423 3 24 .336 44/20/36 18 16
CHC NL 2017 145 469 75 128 30 144 24 2 23 75 10 3 .273 .317 .480 6 29 .345 49/15/36 22 21
CHC NL 2018 160 606 101 176 29 167 40 9 34 111 21 9 .290 .326 .554 4 26 .347 46/22/32 42 38
CHC NL 2019 138 531 89 149 28 156 38 4 29 85 11 7 .281 .316 .531 5 28 .345 50/18/32 27 25
CHC NL 2020 59 222 27 45 7 75 9 1 8 24 3 0 .203 .238 .360 3 32 .262 50/18/32 6 7
Career 7yrs 724 2538 371 671 128 769 142 17 118 378 63 25 .264 .304 .473 5 29 .333 n/a
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CCR Cubs Champs Revival Born on the Baez.

van wilhoite LVW
Oct 19 '17

I can watch steals of home all day long. Here is Baez's from yesterday.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 31 '17

Since Maddon was forced to play him every day due to Addison Russell's injury he's slashing .341/.386/.683 with 4 HR 11 RBI in 41 AB.

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 15 '17

Surpassed his HR total of last year today in 124 fewer AB.

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 5 '17

He's already rewarded Maddon's faith in him, laying down a difficult safety squeeze in the second game, then securing the last out with a spectacular fielding play, and may even reward the faith in all three experts leagues, who paid $18 (CBS), $22 (LABR) and $20 (Tout Wars) to roster him.

AP4 is nudging up to $19 in today's final update.

With inflation, I'd gladly pay more. And if I lived in the neighborhood of Wrigley, likewise.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 6 '17

He plays at a higher level in the field.

Lindor, Correa and Baez -- they take over the game.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 21 '17

This guy truly is a unique talent. As he tags out a baserunner last night in San Diego, he's looking at Molina, nodding his head vigorously in praise of a great throw, before the ball has even reached his glove. If you weren't watching, you should definitely check it out in the highlights.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '17

Hard to believe that Baez will sit so that in effect Jay and Almora will play. True, the manager annouced that Baez wasn't fulltime. Joe knows much that we don't although not how to use Aroldis Chapman in the World Series, but it struck me as curious that Joe said it at all. Presumably there was a purpose. He could have said it to light a fire under Baez, to work hard this spring on laying off bad pitches.

Perhaps Joe said it simply because it's true; such is Joe's intent to start the year. If so, one fact Joe will have to face is that Baez is not only the Cubs' best 2nd baseman, he is the best fielding 2B in today's game. Do the bats of Jon Jay and Alberto Almora beat that, considering that Baez is a better hitter right now? The best Cubs lineup has Baez at 2nd, Heyward in CF (a plus defensively in limited action), and Zobrist and Schwarber (vs. righties) on the corners. If Maddon doesn't know that now, figure that soon he will.

The above prices may fall if there is no subsequent news, but you'll have to pay more to get Baez in my league. I think he has 1st Round potential and a floor of 18/15/.260.

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 4 '17

Notes from Justin Mason's podcast today, where we talked about third basemen:

Two issues: He is a supersub, so he isn’t going start a lot
of games. He’ll get at bats, I have him down for 475 right now, but as we
approach the season we may tamp that down a bit. He has a lot of guys ahead of
him, but fortunately he has a lot of positions to fill if the opportunity arises.

The other issue is contact. He’s just terrible at that. But
he is better than he was a couple of years ago and he’s just 25. If he can
only strike out 25 percent of the time as he did last year, and walk a bit more
he’ll be okay. But don’t count on him hitting .275 again.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 3 '17

An embarrassment of of riches: the two leading candidates for Position - Multi Fielding Bible Award on the same team.

Javier Baez (SS) CHI-N - Feb. 4

Baez and Ben Zobrist could form a platoon at second base this year, with Baez used
against lefties, Mike Petriello of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: While this would limit the amount of time Baez sees at second, he still figures to play plenty for the Cubs in 2017. Last season, Baez appeared
at third base, second base, first base, shortstop and left field, and he'll probably
be used in a super-utility role again this year.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 5 '17