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Javier Baez | Second Baseman | #9

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHC
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Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with a homer on Sunday in a win over the Reds.
The homer is the 11th of the season for Baez, and it was a solo shot off of Tyler Mahle in the second inning. The dynamic second baseman has certainly hit for power this year as seen in that number and his .565 slugging percentage, but his .268 average and .299 on-base percentage leave a lot to be desired. Expect more hits to drop for the 26-year-old, and don't expect a huge drop off in power. He's very talented. May 20 - 4:19 PM

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Javier Baez had a two-run single and stole a base in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Baez gave the Cubs an early lead with a two-run knock in the first inning. He then stole third base as part of a double steal -- one of five Cubs steals in the game, and one of four in the first inning alone -- giving him five steals on the year. Even on the loaded Cubs Baez has been one of the standout contributors for the club this year, batting .282/.318/.613 with 10 homers, 36 RBI, 27 runs scored and those five steals.
May 13 - 6:53 PM

Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored as the Cubs topped the White Sox on Saturday afternoon.

Baez also swiped a base in the contest. It was his first time batting out of the leadoff spot in the lineup this season and given the success he had, he may find himself back there more often. Baez is now hitting .283/.320/.623 with 10 homers, 34 RBI and four stolen bases on the season.
May 12 - 8:01 PM

Javier Baez is hitting out of the leadoff spot for the first time this season on Saturday against the White Sox.

It's the ninth time in his career that he has hit atop the Cubs' lineup. Baez is sizzling at the plate, slashing .278/.317/.617 with 10 homers and a National League-leading 34 RBI.
May 12 - 10:53 AM

Javier Baez (groin) is starting at second base and batting third on Wednesday afternoon against the Marlins.

Baez was held out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night because of a groin issue, though he singled off the bench and played two innings in the field. The 25-year-old boasts a .987 OPS with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 32 games this season.
May 9 - 10:58 AM

Javier Baez singled off the bench and played two innings in the field on Tuesday.

Baez didn't start after leaving Monday's game with groin tightness, but he should be ready to go on Wednesday.
May 8 - 10:57 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Javier Baez (groin) could return to the starting lineup Wednesday.

Baez was removed from Monday's series opener against the Marlins after experiencing tightness in his groin and he is out of the lineup Tuesday, but this doesn't sound like a serious thing. The 25-year-old second baseman has 10 home runs and a league-leading 32 RBI in 31 games this season.
May 8 - 6:04 PM

Javier Baez (groin) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Marlins.

Baez left Monday's series opener after experiencing tightness in his groin. He hit a three-run homer, his 10th home run of the year, before departing. It sounds like a day-to-day situation for now.
May 8 - 4:41 PM

Javier Baez left Monday's game against the Marlins due to right groin tightness.

It's unclear at this point when Baez was injured or if it's potentially more than a day-to-day situation. The Cubs should have more on his status after the game. Baez clubbed a three-run home run Monday before exiting.
May 7 - 10:50 PM

Javier Baez was lifted from Monday's game against the Marlins with an undisclosed injury.

It's unclear what happened with the infielder, but Baez's removal could be a precaution since the Cubs had a big lead. The club should have an update on his condition later Monday. Baez belted a three-run homer in one of his four plate appearances before exiting.
May 7 - 10:09 PM

Javier Baez clubbed a go-ahead solo home run in the 14th inning on Sunday, but it still wasn't enough for the Cubs to overcome the Cardinals.

The clubs had played for seven innings at a 2-2 stalemate before Baez crushed a Mike Mayers offering over the wall in center He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-6. He's now slashing an impressive .286/.331/.639 with nine homers and 29 RBI on the season.
May 7 - 1:55 AM

Javier Baez cracked a solo homer and drove in two runs as his team fell to the Cardinals on Saturday.

He knocked in the game's first run with a ground-out in the second inning. He topped that by belting a solo dinger off reliever Ryan Sherriff in the sixth. Baez has a .283 batting average with eight home runs and moves into a tie with Bryce Harper for the National League lead in RBI with 28.
May 5 - 6:24 PM

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

Baez is getting a day of rest after a rough night in the field on Monday. Ben Zobrist will get a start at second base.
May 1 - 3:22 PM

Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's shutout victory over the Brewers.

With a runner on first base in the third inning, Baez lifted a sky-high fly ball into right-center field when the Brewer outfielders lost the ball in the sun. It fell in for a double that produced the game's first run -- and the only run the Cubs would need to win the game. Baez has been remarkable so far this season, slashing .304/.360/.685 with seven homers and 26 RBI in 24 games.
Apr 28 - 5:31 PM

Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Wednesday's interleague loss to the Indians.

He didn't contribute to putting any runs on the scoreboard but he did continue his hot-hitting ways. He boosted his slash line up to an impressive .309/.371/.728 with seven homers and 24 RBI on the young season. Only Didi Gregorius of the Yankees has a higher slugging percentage or more RBI.
Apr 25 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler
9Justin Hancock