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Javier Baez | Second Baseman | #9

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Javier Baez is batting leadoff for the Cubs on Wednesday night against the Giants.
A nice reward for his hot May. Baez has slashed .318/.338/.636 with six home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases, and 13 runs scored in 19 games since the calendar flipped from April. Ben Zobrist is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday against Giants lefty Matt Moore, as is Willson Contreras. Miguel Montero will catch. May 24 - 3:09 PM

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Javier Baez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Giants.

Baez went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer on Monday, but he'll take a seat on Monday against right-hander Jhonny Cueto. Ben Zobrist will make the start at second base and bat leadoff while Kyle Schwarber will return to left field and bat second. Ian Happ is starting in center field and will bat fifth.
May 23 - 2:10 PM

Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Cubs' loss to the Giants on Monday.

Ben Zobrist was the only other Cubs batter to register multiple hits in this one. Baez struck his two-run shot off Giants starter Ty Blach in the bottom of the eighth, but the Cubs entered that inning trailing 6-0 and would ultimately fall 6-4. Baez is batting .264/.301/.496 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 38 games this season for the defending World Series champions.
May 22 - 11:24 PM

Javier Baez went 3-for-3 with a grand slam, five RBI and a walk as the Cubs topped the Reds 9-5 on Thursday.

Baez is just 3-for-14 with the bases loaded in his career, but all three of those hits have been slams. He upped his OPS from .694 to .758 in the victory.
May 18 - 5:54 PM

Javier Baez crushed his fourth home run of the season as the Cubs fell to the Yankees on Sunday night in Chicago.

Baez got the Cubs on the board with his solo shot in the third inning off of Yankees' starter Luis Severino. He added an RBI single during a three-run rally to tie the game off of closer Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. Baez finished the marathon night 2-for-8 with two RBI and a stolen base. He's now hitting .261/.305/.489 with four homers, 12 RBI and two stolen bases on the year.
May 8 - 2:17 AM

Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

Baez has shown new life since the calendar turned to May, batting .429 (9-for-21) with two homers, five RBI, six runs scored and a stolen base in six games this month. It's got his overall line up to .263/.310/.475, and with Ben Zobrist's versatility Baez is finding fairly regular at-bats at the keystone, increasing his fantasy appeal.
May 6 - 10:51 PM

Javier Baez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

Baez started at second base with Brett Anderson on the hill Monday, but he's on the bench Tuesday with Kyle Hendricks starting for Chicago. Ben Zobrist will start at second base while Jason Heyward is in right and Albert Almora, Jr. is in center. Willson Contreras is also back behind the plate.

Javier Baez is not in Monday's lineup against the Brewers.

Ben Zobrist will start at second base while Jason Heyward plays right and Albert Almora, Jr. plays center. Baez is hitting just .226/.294/.290 through 11 games.
Apr 17 - 3:02 PM

Javier Baez (eye) has returned to the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

Baez was forced to leave Friday's game after a scary collision with teammate Jason Heyward, but he sustained only a left eye contusion and is right back out there on Saturday. Baez is starting at second base and batting seventh against Tommy Milone ane the Brewers.
Apr 8 - 2:26 PM

Javier Baez is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left eye contusion.

Baez was involved in a scary collision with teammate Jason Heyward during Friday's game. Given how badly it looked, the fact that he's only dealing with a bruised eye is terrific news. Look for the slick-fielding second baseman to get back on the field in a couple of days.
Apr 7 - 10:59 PM

Javier Baez was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers after a hard collision with center fielder Jason Heyward.

Both players converged on a blooper into shallow right-center field, with Baez' head appearing to take the brunt of the contact. Baez was able to walk off the field under his own power, which is a promising sign. He'll presumably be put through the concussion protocol and the Cubs should have an update on his status shortly.
Apr 7 - 10:32 PM

Javier Baez is starting at second base and batting ninth for the Cubs in Friday's game in Milwaukee.

It's the same lineup the Cubs had on Opening Day, as it features Jason Heyward in center field, Ben Zobrist in right and Jon Jay and Albert Almora on the bench. Baez has one hit in his first eight at-bats this season.
Apr 7 - 3:45 PM

Javier Baez is not in the Cubs' lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals.

Baez is taking a breather with the Cubs playing an afternoon game after a night game. Utility man Ben Zobrist will draw the start at second base and bat cleanup against Cardinals righty Lance Lynn. Baez is 1-for-7 with an RBI through his first two contests.
Apr 5 - 10:55 AM

Javier Baez is starting at second base and batting ninth for the Cubs in Sunday's opener versus the Cardinals.

Ben Zobrist is starting in right field, pushing Jason Heyward to center and Albert Almora and Jon Jay to the bench. It's a reminder that while Baez might not technically have a starting job this season, he's going to play a bunch. The Cubs' full lineup is listed as follows: Kyle Schwarber LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Zobrist RF, Addison Russell SS, Heyward CF, Willson Contreras C, Jon Lester P, Baez 2B.
Apr 2 - 3:05 PM

Javier Baez went 1-for-3 and stole three bases as Puerto Rico defeated the United States 6-5 on Friday to advance to the next round of the World Baseball Classic.

It's hard to believe that this guy isn't going to play everyday for the Cubs to begin the season. Baez delivered the last of the six consecutive singles to start the game for Puerto Rico then immediately swiped second and third base. He also made a couple of stellar defensive plays in the ballgame, showing why he's one of the most talented all around players in the game today.
Mar 18 - 1:35 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
3Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Brian Duensing
8Felix Pena