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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 finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Cubs' defeat of the Braves on Wednesday.
Baez gave the Cubs three insurance runs with his bomb to center field in the top of the eighth inning. The 24-year-old infielder has 10 hits (two doubles, two homers) and six RBI over his last four games. Jul 19 - 3:47 PM

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Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-1 victory in Atlanta.

Baez has come alive nicely over the past few games, going 7-for-12 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI over his past three outings. He was mired in a 7-for-37 (.189) skid prior to the streak of three straight multi-hit performances.
Jul 19 - 3:18 AM

Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

He laced an RBI single to left field in the fourth inning, then upped the ante by driving in two more runs with a double in the sixth. The 24-year-old infielder owns a .259 batting average with 10 home runs and 31 RBI while qualifying at multiple positions defensively.
Jun 24 - 7:28 PM

Javier Baez went 2-for-4 as the Cubs were shut out at the hand of the Marlins on Friday.

As a club, the Cubs tallied just six hits in this one, with Baez and Ian Happ each netting two. The dynamic young infielder is now slashing .259/.295/.472 with 10 homers, 29 RBI and two stolen bases on the season.
Jun 23 - 9:59 PM

Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Baez socked a solo home run off of an unusually unsettled Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning. The bomb was his eighth of the season. He has picked up multiple hits in three of his last eight games and is now slashing .268/.299/.500 overall.
May 28 - 7:44 PM

Javier Baez is not in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

He's just getting a breather. Ian Happ will handle second base and fifth against Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy. Baez has been red-hot at the plate, earning nine hits in his last 19 at-bats. Hopefully Saturday's absence won't ruin his momentum.
May 27 - 4:40 PM

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.

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
7Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Justin Grimm
7Brian Duensing
8Eddie Butler