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Junior Lake | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa.
Lake had four hits in 14 at-bats earlier this season for the Cubs. He'll back up at all three outfield spots. May 19 - 6:19 PM

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Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa.

Lake had four hits in 14 at-bats in his brief time with the big club. He returns to a .289/.340/.333 line at Iowa.
May 6 - 2:38 PM

Junior Lake went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in his first game of the season Tuesday.

Called up prior to Monday's game, Lake got the nod in left field Tuesday and came through with an RBI double in the third inning. He also singled and scored in the Cubs' three-run second inning. Lake will see action all over the outfield but won't be an everyday player for the Cubs, at least not from the outset.
Apr 28 - 11:47 PM

Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa.

Lake was batting .289/.340/.333 in the early going at Iowa. He'll give the Cubbies a backup option at all three outfield spots.
Apr 27 - 4:57 PM

Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa.

Lake hit just .211/.246/.351 in 326 plate appearances for the Cubs last season. He'll serve as organizational depth.
Apr 1 - 1:57 PM

Junior Lake left Friday's game against the Reds after hitting the second base bag awkwardly when he advanced on a wild pitch.

Lake was on the ground in pain for a bit but eventually walked off without any apparent issues. The Cubs should update his status soon, but it appears he'll be fine.
Mar 6 - 4:20 PM

Cubs recalled OF Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa.

Lake batted just .216/.243/.364 with nine homers, seven steals, and a 102/10 K/BB ratio over 98 games prior to being demoted in mid-August. He's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in his return to the majors.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa.

Lake entered the season as a regular in the Cubs outfield, but struggled to the tune of a .216/.243/.364 slash line through his 305 plate appearances, with a horrifying 102/10 K/BB ratio. He will remain at Triple-A for the remainder of the minor league season before rejoining the Cubs in September.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Junior Lake could be optioned to Triple-A Iowa soon.

The Cubs will make a few moves to add pitchers over the next few days, and they'd like to keep Arismendy Alcantara on the roster. That could mean Lake and/or Mike Olt will be optioned to the minors. Lake is hitting just .219/.246/.385 for the season with a hideous 93/10 K/BB ratio, while Olt is batting .142/.226/.361 with an 81/19 K/BB ratio.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Junior Lake fanned all four times he was up Monday against the Red Sox.

In a fit of petulance, Lake broke his bat over his knee after the second one. He's hitless in his last 13 at-bats now, with seven strikeouts mixed in, and his on-base percentage for the year is down to .259. If this keeps up, he might find himself back in Triple-A for a few weeks.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Junior Lake returned to the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in a losing effort against the Nationals.

As a team, the Cubs only mustered three total hits against Gio Gonzalez and company on Saturday, so Lake wasn't the only one who had a rough day. He continues to see time in the leadoff slot, despite a poor .235/.264/.413 line on the season.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Junior Lake (head, leg) is not in Friday's lineup but is available off the bench.

Lake had to exit Thursday's game after colliding with the metal door in the right-center field wall at Wrigley Field. He has some bruising on his head and leg but is feeling fine.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Junior Lake did not show any concussion symptoms Thursday.

Lake exited Thursday's game after colliding with the metal door in the right-center field wall at Wrigley Field, but he's managed to avoid a serious injury. The outfielder is day-to-day with bruises on his head and left leg.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Junior Lake left Thursday's game against the Nationals after colliding with the outfield wall.

Lake slid into the metal door in right center at Wrigley Field and appeared to hit his left leg, shoulder and head on the wall. The good news is that he was able to walk off the field on his own and was smiling as he did so. The Cubs should provide an update on his status shortly.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Junior Lake went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Lake had a single and a walk in the game, scoring in the sixth and eighth innings. The outfielder is hitting just .243/.274/.428 but has spent most of the year hitting in a prime spot ahead of Anthony Rizzo in the Cubs' lineup. He's a frustrating player to own, but Lake's power-speed combo makes him a viable option in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 12:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood