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Sun, Oct 3
@ Atlanta Braves (88-73)
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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
88-73 8-2 W2
82-80 4-6 L2
77-85 4-6 L2
67-95 3-7 W2
65-97 2-8 L5

2021 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .265 31 87 .813 18

Top Javier Baez News

  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Heads to Detroit

    Baez agreed to a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The agreement includes an opt-out after two years as well as a limited no-trade clause, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

    Baez has his flaws, but the good has more than outweighed the bad through this point in his career. Despite a 33.6 percent strikeout rate last season, a number which ranked third-worst among qualified hitters, he hit .265/.319/.494 with 31 homers and 18 steals. There may come a point at which his athleticism and excellent baseball instincts can no longer help him overcome his poor approach at the plate, but he's a good bet to remain a very productive player for at least the first few years of his deal.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: On bench Sunday

    Baez is not in the lineup Sunday against Atlanta.

    Baez will sit for the second straight game to close out the season, though manager Luis Rojas indicated it's not due to any sort of injury. The 28-year-old is poised to enter free agency this offseason after posting a .265/.319/.494 slash line with 31 homers, 87 RBI, 80 runs and 18 stolen bases in 2021, though he could still make an appearance off the bench Sunday.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Likely out again Sunday

    Baez is not likely to be in Sunday's lineup against Atlanta for the final game of the regular season, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    Baez was not in the lineup Saturday, though manager Luis Rojas stated that Baez isn't dealing with an injury. Baez will also be available off the bench if needed. If this is the end of his campaign, Baez will head into free agency having posted a .265/.319/.494 line with 31 homers, 87 RBI, 80 runs scored and 18 stolen bases across 546 plate appearances.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Not starting Saturday

    Baez isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against Atlanta.

    Baez went 0-for-8 with a run and three strikeouts across the last two games and will be out of the lineup for the first time in nearly a month. Luis Guillorme will start at second base and bat eighth.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Plates two runs Sunday

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Brewers.

    Baez's first hit of the day went for a two-run double in the fourth to make it a 5-3 deficit for the Mets. He later notched a base hit in the sixth but was left stranded on third. The 28-year-old Baez has been rolling in September, slashing .373/.453/.614 with five homers, 14 RBI, 18 runs scored, five steals and 9:23 BB:K in 23 games. He's hit safely in each of his last 10 games now. Baez has certainly been a worthwhile addition since being acquired at the trade deadline and will have some big decisions to make in the offseason as the end of the season approaches.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Hits clutch homer

    Baez went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two RBI and three walks in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    The shortstop-turned-second baseman drove in teammate Francisco Lindor with a bunt single in the first inning off Jake Woodford before launching a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the ninth off Giovanny Gallegos. It was the 31st home run of the campaign for the 28-year-old. The three walks set a single-game season high for him as he hadn't previously walked more than once in a game in 2021. Baez has now had multi-hit efforts in five of his last six contests, raising his batting average from .251 to .264 in the process.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Homers, swipes bag in loss

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two additional runs scored, a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Yankees.

    Baez homered off Corey Kluber in the third inning to cut the Mets' deficit to one run. In addition, he stole second base in the second inning. It marks the second time in his last three games that he homered and stole a base. Since joining the Mets, Baez is slashing .299/.359/.589 with eight long balls, 16 RBI, 24 runs and four steals in 115 plate appearances.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Stays hot at plate

    Baez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 10-3 win over the Yankees.

    Baez knocked an RBI single in the first inning and an RBI double in the fourth. It was already his fifth multi-hit game in September after producing three in August. Over his last eight games, the slugging infielder has gone 14-for-29 (.483) with six extra-base hits and seven RBI. Baez now owns an .807 OPS with 80 RBI through 472 plate appearances.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Impactful offensive performance

    Baez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a double and a stolen base in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins. He also drew a walk.

    Baez has come alive in the month of September. He doubled and scored in the first inning Thursday, gave the Mets a 2-0 lead with his homer in the third and walked and stole a base in the sixth. The 28-year-old is slashing .364/.432/.727 in nine games since the start of the month and boasts multi-hit efforts in four of his last seven.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Fills stat sheet Sunday

    Baez went 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, a stolen base and three runs scored in Sunday's 13-6 win over Washington.

    The infielder did a little of everything in this contest, including an RBI single in the first inning and a solo shot in the third. Baez finished the weekend series versus Washington 7-for-14 with two home runs, three RBI and six runs scored in four contests (three starts). He's slashing .251/.297/.494 with 28 homers, 76 RBI, 65 runs scored and 14 stolen bases through 450 plate appearances overall.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: Clubs 27th homer

    Baez went 2-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored during an 11-9 win over the Nationals in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    The infielder didn't start the nightcap but went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter. Baez took Erick Fedde deep in the second inning to help the Mets build a 7-0 lead through three frames, but the New York bullpen squandered that cushion and the matinee wound up going to extra innings. Baez is batting .250 (11-for-44) with three of his 27 homers on the season in 12 games since returning from a back injury.

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  • Mets' Javier Baez: On bench for nightcap

    Baez will be on the bench for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    Baez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a pair of runs in the afternoon contest, but he won't be asked to start twice in one day. Luis Guillorme will take over at second base.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R