Javier Báez

#70, SS, Chi Cubs
Javier Báez
  • Height:
    6-0
  • Weight:
    190
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    December 1, 1992
  • Birth Place:
    Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2011 1ˢᵗ round (9ᵗʰ pick) by the Chicago Cubs


Player Notes
Cubs prospect SS Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBI on Thursday for Triple-A Iowa.

Advice: The 21-year-old started at second base in the game, marking the first time he's played the position since spring training. Baez's long-term future at shortstop was complicated by the Cubs acquisition of Addison Russell earlier this month, so it's not surprising he's now seeing playing time at another position. Beyond that, Baez is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak during which he's batting .273 with four home runs, five doubles and 11 RBI. Overall, he's posted a .244/.306/.462 batting line with 15 home runs, 20 doubles, 58 RBI, 15 steals and a 111-28 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season in 85 games at Iowa.

11 hours ago Rotoworld
Cubs infield prospect Javier Baez is starting at second base for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

Advice: It's the first time as a pro that he's played a position other than shortstop. With Addison Russell to be promoted to Iowa eventually and Starlin Castro holding down shortstop for the big league club, Baez's future could be at second base. The 21-year-old has had a rather disappointing season at Iowa, batting .240/.305/.449 with 14 homers, 55 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Still, while he's not a finished product, his fantasy upside is immense, and he should make it up to the majors in short order if he proves to be a quick study at second base.

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