Chicago Cubs
2014 Avg.
.169
 
Career Avg.
.169
Name  Javier Baez
Born  12/1/1992
Height  6-0
Weight  190
Number  9
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/14/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and scored a run against the Pirates on Sunday.
Insight: Baez showed off his speed on Sunday, beating out an infield single and then stealing second. The throw allowed Baez to advance to third, and he scored on a sacrifice fly. Baez is an exciting fantasy player in the future with tremendous power, and he is also 4-for-4 stealing bases.
 
9/12/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez hit a solo home run against the Pirates on Friday.
Insight: The homer was Baez's eighth of the season, but Baez is hitting just .173. He has 14 RBI and 16 RBI in 150 at-bats this season.
 
8/25/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Cubs 2B Javier Baez will return to second base after Starlin Castro is activated from bereavement leave.
Insight: Hopefully the six games he played at shortstop will make him eligible in your league. He is still hitting just .207, but with seven home runs and 11 RBI in 82 at-bats he's shown he'll one day be one of the best power-hitting middle infielders in the league.
 
8/23/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS Javier Baez hit a solo home run, his seventh of the season, to help the Cubs defeat the Orioles, 7-2, on Saturday.
Insight: This is Baez's second home run since he took over the shortstop position in Starlin Castro's absence and his fourth since August 16. He is still hitting just .218 with seven home runs and 11 RBI in 78 at-bats this year.
 
8/22/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS Javier Baez hit his sixth homer of the season Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Baez has performed exactly as advertised. He's hitting .216 with six homers and 31 Ks in 74 at-bats. That's a pace of 40 homers and 209 strikeouts per 500 at-bats.
 
8/21/2014 3:12:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez will play shortstop for the Cubs while Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.
Insight: Baez has been playing mostly second base since his promotion to the Cubs on August 5. Castro lost a cousin and three close friends to a car crash on Wednesday and may be home in the Domincan Republic for an entire week. Baez has scored a run in each of his last three games.
 
8/18/2014 9:16:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez hit a two-run homer off Mets closer Jenrry Mejia in the ninth inning Monday afternoon.
Insight: Baez also struck out twice, giving him 11 in the last five games and 24 in 60 at-bats this season. He's hitting .233 with five homers and nine RBI.
 
8/14/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez may be a star in the making, but he still has a way to go.
Insight: Witness his four strikeous this afternoon. Of course, he's also slammed four home runs in just 10 games. There's a lot of talent there.
 
Hot8/13/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez hit his fourth homer of the season Wednesday against the Brewers.
Insight: He's done that in just 41 at-bats. The free-swinging Baez has struck out 13 times as well, but has avoided the K in each of his last two games.
 
Hot8/10/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez went 2-for-6 with one RBI Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: In his first six MLB games, Baez has hit .276 with three homers and five RBI, but he's also struck out 10 times in 23 at-bats. The 21-year-old is an all-world talent, but he's going to have growing pains and his trade value likely won't be higher than it is right now, at least in 2014. It's a different story in keeper leagues, of course.
 
Hot8/7/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Welcome to Javier Baez's world, Major League Baseball.
Insight: Baez is three games into his major league career and he's averaging a home run a game after blasting two more Thursday afternoon. His home run total ties him with Prince Fielder, Derek Jeter and Angel Pagan. Saying his future is bright is an understatement, though obviously he won't keep up this pace.
 
8/6/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez went 1-for-6 with a solo homer and three strikeouts in his MLB debut Tuesday at Colorado. His home run put Chicago ahead in the top of the 12th inning.
Insight: Tuesday's game summed up Baez pretty well. He struck out 130 times in 388 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa this season but also had 49 extra-base hits (23 HR), 80 RBI and 16 steals in that span. He'll have some growing pains, but the 21-year-old should be owned in all leagues.
 
8/5/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez will make his major league debut Tuesday in Colorado.
Insight: The natural shortstop and Chicago's top prospect, has been working at second base in Iowa and will play there and bat second. The bat shouldn't be a problem (23 HR, 80 RBI at Triple-A) as long as he can play on the other side of second base.
 
8/4/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez is expected to be called up Tuesday to join the Cubs for the first game of the series in Colorado, according to baseball analyst Bruce Levine.
Insight: The natural shortstop and Chicago's top prospect, has been working at second base in Iowa. The bat shouldn't be a problem (23 HR, 80 RBI at Triple-A) as long as he can play on the other side of second base.
 
Cold5/18/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk Saturday night, but he has batted just .150 with four home runs and 46 strikeouts in 113 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa this season.
Insight: Baez, Chicago's top prospect and MLB.com's No. 7 prospect in all of baseball, hit five home runs in 53 at-bats this spring after belting 37 longballs in 130 games in the minors last season (Single-A Advanced and Double-A). However, his struggles in Triple-A are making it increasingly unlikely we'll see him in the majors this season.
 
4/24/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez has hit .184 with two homers and a 16/2 K/BB in his first 11 games with Triple-A Iowa this season. He also missed a week due to an ankle injury before returning to the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Baez, Chicago's top prospect and MLB.com's No. 7 prospect in all of baseball, hit five home runs in 53 at-bats this spring after belting 37 longballs in 130 games in the minors last season (Single-A Advanced and Double-A). He has game-changing power at the shortstop and second base positions and is someone to keep an eye on. However, the Cubs are in no rush to promote him.
 
3/22/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: The Cubs assigned middle infielder Javier Baez to the minors on Saturday.
Insight: Baez, Chicago's top prospect and MLB.com's No. 7 prospect in all of baseball, hit .310 with five home runs in 42 at-bats this spring after belting 37 longballs in 130 games in the minors last season (Single-A Advanced and Double-A). He has game-changing power at the shortstop and second base positions and is someone to keep an eye on for a call-up this season.