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Javier Baez | Third Baseman | #9

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' second game of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Brewers.
Baez took Brewers reliever Rob Scahill deep for the two-run bomb in the sixth inning. The dinger was his 13th of the season, giving him 47 RBI. His power has never been in question, but the 23-year-old has impressed more with his ability to hit for average, batting .280/.315/.457 in 101 games this year. Aug 16 - 11:51 PM

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Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a homer and a doubles Monday against the White Sox.

Most of Baez's success this year has come off lefties, so it was nice to see him collect extra-base hits against a pair of righties in this one. It could help him earn some more playing time.
Jul 26 - 12:10 AM

Javier Baez is not in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

Tommy La Stella will make the start at third base and bat leadoff. Meanwhile, Willson Contreras, Jason Heyward, and Kris Bryant will handle the outfield from left to right. Miguel Montero is behind the dish and will catch Jake Arrieta, as per usual.

Javier Baez is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

The 23-year-old has grown into a regular role with the Cubs and is hitting a solid .277/.323/.455 with nine homers and 31 RBI in 235 plate appearances on the season. Tommy La Stella is starting in his place and batting leadoff for the Cubs on Saturday.
Jul 16 - 10:47 AM

Javier Baez is at leadoff for the Cubs on Monday afternoon against the Reds.

It will be his first time batting leadoff in a major league game. Baez isn't necessarily known for his on-base skills -- his career OBP is .277 -- but this certainly helps his DFS appeal on a big July 4 day-game slate. The 23-year-old went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Sunday in New York.
Jul 4 - 11:11 AM

Javier Baez was hitless in his first six trips to the plate but launched a grand slam in his seventh at-bat in the 15th inning of Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Now that's how you turn your night around. Baez lifted a JJ Hoover offering over the center field wall, giving the Cubs some cushion in the extra-inning marathon. The free swinger is hitting just .256/.301/.430 with 40 strikeouts over 172 at-bats, but he's slugged seven homers.
Jun 29 - 12:03 AM

Javier Baez will start at third base Tuesday versus the Nationals.

Meanwhile, Kris Bryant will get the start in left field. Chris Coghlan, who started in left field on Monday night, is on the bench against southpaw Gio Gonzalez.
Jun 14 - 2:33 PM

Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Baez's homer served as a nice cherry on top of the Cubs' offensive sundae on Sunday, as he capped off their 11-run beatdown of the Braves when he clocked the three-run dinger in the eighth inning. Through 125 at-bats, the 23-year-old infielder is slashing .272/.305/.440 with five homers and 18 RBI. He is a talented player, but does not see enough at-bats for true fantasy relevancy outside of keeper formats.
Jun 12 - 5:53 PM

Javier Baez had a two-run homer and an RBI single against the Dodgers in Thursday's win.

The door was open for Baez to secure more playing time with Jorge Soler struggling last month, but he hit .143 with no extra-base hits in 42 at-bats over a three-week span and now Soler has gotten it going some. We still believe in Baez's bat, but he's going to be a part-timer until someone else gets hurt.
Jun 2 - 4:58 PM

Javier Baez hit a walkoff solo homer Sunday in the Cubs' 4-3 win over the Nationals.

The line-drive shot to left-center off Nationals reliever Blake Treinen provided a dramatic finish to a big four-game series between two of the best teams in baseball. It also gave the Cubs a four-game sweep. They stand 24-6 on the season with a seven-game winning streak.
May 9 - 8:07 AM

Javier Baez had a pinch-hit single, a stolen base and a run scored against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Pinch-hitting in the seventh inning, Baez singled and stole second base before scoring on Anthony Rizzo's RBI double. Baez finished 1-for-2 in the game. The infielder has found ways to contribute since being activated from the disabled list in mid-April, batting .280/.280/.440 with a solo home run, two steals and five runs scored. With Jorge Soler struggling at the plate, the 23-year-old could see his playing time tick up as he continues to pitch in offensively.
Apr 26 - 11:56 PM

Javier Baez lashed a solo homer over the left field wall against the Reds on Friday, finishing the night 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

The Cubs only activated Baez a week ago, yet he's already making a push for consistent playing time. He hit his first homer of the season in the ninth inning, an absolute laser at 108 mph, and upped his batting average to .353 in 17 PA. The best case scenario for fantasy owners is that manager Joe Maddon continues to move him around the diamond, increasing his positional eligibility and setting him up to be a fantasy monster in the second half.
Apr 22 - 11:23 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon plans to give Javier Baez about 2-to-3 starts per week.

Baez worked to become a utility player this offseason and Maddon plans on putting his versatility to good use. "He's got a high-maintenance swing and he's young, so he needs to continue to get at-bats," said Maddon. "That's the difficult part about all of this … to nurture him along right now along with a team that has a chance to do something really special this year." Baez filled in for Ben Zobrist at second base Saturday and went 2-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
Apr 16 - 10:50 PM

Cubs activated INF/OF Javier Baez from the 15-day disabled list.

Baez hit .267 with a home run in four rehab games for Triple-A Iowa after recovering from a left thumb injury. He should get a decent amount of playing time with the Cubs at a variety of positions and his upside makes him worthy of rostering in fantasy leagues even if he won't be out there every day.
Apr 15 - 11:23 AM

The Cubs are planning to activate Javier Baez (thumb) from the disabled list on Friday.

Munenori Kawasaki will be sent down in the corresponding roster move. Baez hit .267 with a home run in four rehab games for Triple-A Iowa. The 23-year-old played three different positions during his rehab assignment and should help the Cubs in a utility role this year.
Apr 15 - 12:02 AM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena