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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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Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters on Wednesday that Javier Baez will have to show a better approach at the plate to earn more playing time.
"[Baez] is at that point now (that) to get those 500 to 600 plate appearances, (he needs to) organize (his) strike zone, accept walks and use the whole field," Maddon said Wednesday. "That would be the next level for him." Baez is still just 25 years old, but his grand total of 64 walks in 1,267 plate appearances speaks to his lack of patience at the plate. He oozes talent, but if he's ever going to reach his ceiling, there has to be a reason for pitchers to throw him more strikes. If he does eventually find that groove, look out. Feb 21 - 7:45 PM

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Career Stats
YearTMGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014CHC52213366092025159551.169.227.324.551
2015CHC2876226014442412.289.325.408.733
2016CHC14242111519114595015108123.273.314.423.737
2017CHC14646912824223757530144103.273.317.480.796
Career Totals:36811793015534715815464371289.255.300.427.727