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Team W-L L10 STRK
47-38 5-5 L1
40-40 3-7 L4
39-41 6-4 W1
34-47 6-4 W4
30-50 4-6 W1

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
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On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .211 7 28 .605 3

Top Javier Baez News

  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Resting Tuesday

    Baez isn't starting Tuesday's game versus Cleveland.

    Baez has swung a better bat of late, hitting .269 with seven extra-base hits and nine RBI in his last 13 games. That said, he still has a dreadful .602 OPS through 67 contests this season. Harold Castro starts at shortstop Tuesday.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Keeps up hot streak

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

    Baez's .222 batting average and .642 OPS for the season still don't look great, but he's been dialed in lately. The shortstop is batting .366 over his past 10 games with eight extra-base knocks. Fantasy managers can probably turn the page on Baez's early season struggles and expect solid numbers the rest of the way.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Two more hits Saturday

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Baez was also caught stealing for the first time this season in four attempts and was picked off first base, too, so his stat line could have been better. This was actually a pretty tame performance for the shortstop compared to other recent results. He crushed a grand slam Friday and homered in his two games before that as well, recording seven total RBI across the three contests. Baez can be a streaky player, but when he's in a groove, he typically delivers elite fantasy production. It looks like he's in a groove right now.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Crushes grand slam

    Baez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 5-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Baez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and none out in the third inning and crushed a Merrill Kelly curveball 459 feet to left center for his third homer in as many games. The knock extended the 29-year-old's hitting streak to a modest eight games, during which Baez is 12-for-31 with four long balls and two doubles, upping his season line to .216/.258/.378.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Goes deep again Wednesday

    Baez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Baez wasted no time hitting his sixth home run of the season, taking Michael Wacha deep in the first inning with a runner on. Three of those home runs have come in the past five games, and the shortstop is hitting a robust .450 during this stretch. Baez's overall numbers are still below his usual standards, but it seems like he's finally getting going at the plate.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Stays locked in Tuesday

    Baez went 3-for-5 with a triple, a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    It's been a rough first season in Detroit for Baez, who's batting just .209 overall with a .599 OPS. The shortstop has looked better lately, however, as he's now riding a six-game hitting streak. During that time, Baez is batting .375 with six extra-base hits and two stolen bases. Fantasy managers who have stayed patient might be in store for some sustained success from the 29-year-old.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Swipes two bags

    Baez went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases, a walk and a run scored in a 7-3 win over Texas on Sunday.

    Baez singled and stole a base in the first and walked in the third. In the fifth, he reached on a fielder's choice, swiped second and came around to score. The 29-year-old has hit safely in four straight contests, going 4-for-15 with a homer. He's yet to put together one of his typical hot streaks and is hitting just .167 in 173 plate appearances since May 1.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Two-run homer in win

    Baez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Rangers.

    The home run in Saturday's game was Baez's first since May 22. He sent Eric Haase home in what would be the shortstop's only hit of the game. Baez is on a three-game hit streak and has raised his batting average to .192 on the season, but he is slashing just .174/.220/.304 in June.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Sits for day game

    Baez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

    Harold Castro gets the nod at shortstop while Baez sits for the first time since June 2 as the Tigers and White Sox wrap up their series with a day game after a night game. Fantasy managers hoping that Baez's three-walk performance in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jays might have been a sign of a breakthrough for the 29-year-old have been disappointed. He's gone 0-for-11 with no walks and three strikeouts over the Tigers' subsequent three contests.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Doubles, swipes bag

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in a 5-3 win Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

    Baez ripped a double in the second and singled, stole second and scored in the fourth. It was the second straight game where the shortstop went 2-for-4 with a double. After stealing 18 bases in 2021, Tuesday's swipe was his first attempt this season. Baez is known as a streaky hitter and is showing signs of heating up over the last two games.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Tallies two hits Sunday

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run and a strikeout during Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees.

    Baez went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts over the first two games of the series against the Yankees after he sat out the final two games of the series against the Angels, but he generated some production during Sunday's matchup. In spite of his encouraging performance to close out the series, the 29-year-old has struggled mightily at the plate recently, as he's hit .146 with two doubles, three RBI, a run and 13 strikeouts over his last 11 games.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Getting planned 'mental break'

    Baez remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins,

    According to Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic, Baez is on the bench for a second straight game not due to an injury, but as part of a "planned mental break." The consecutive days off come after Baez closed May with a .129/.182/.161 slash line over the final eight games of the month. He's sitting on a career-worst .542 OPS through his first 40 games with Detroit this season, perhaps giving the Tigers some buyer's remorse after signing him to a massive six-year, $140 million deal this winter.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Day off Wednesday

    Baez isn't starting Wednesday against the Twins.

    Baez will get a breather after he hit just .129 with a double, an RBI, a walk and eight strikeouts over the last eight games. Harold Castro will take over at shortstop and bat second.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Homers in win Sunday

    Baez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Guardians.

    Baez also struck out twice in the contest, and it's been a bit of a choppy first season in Detroit. The shortstop is batting just .207 with a .575 OPS and three home runs through 31 games. This was also Baez's first long ball since April 26, but he's been a streaky performer at times in the past, so a hot streak could be just around the corner with Sunday perhaps serving as the jumping off point.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Gets day off

    Baez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.

    According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Baez's absence from the lineup is a scheduled off day for the 29-year-old. Since returning April 24 from a stint on the injured list due to a thumb issue, Baez started in each of the Tigers' last 17 games and slashed .200/.243/.300 over that stretch. Harold Castro fills in for Baez at shortstop in the series finale.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Drives in lone run Friday

    Baez went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Dodgers.

    Baez had a third of Detroit's six hits and drove in the team's only run Friday. The Tigers are struggling at 6-13 overall, and their 59 total runs are tied for the fewest in the league, so Baez hasn't been in a productive lineup so far. The shortstop is still doing his part with a .282/.317/.487 slash line and nine RBI across 10 games played.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Leads offense Tuesday

    Baez went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    The Twins scored two in the ninth inning for a walkoff, 5-4 victory, but Baez did all he could to give the Tigers a win as he crushed a three-run home run in the eighth. The shortstop is now up to two home runs and eight RBI across only seven games, to go along with an outstanding .972 OPS. Baez has certainly hit the ground running with his new team.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Activated, batting third Sunday

    The Tigers reinstated Baez (thumb) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Rockies in Detroit. He'll start at shortstop and bat third in the series finale, according to Jason Beck of

    Baez was sidelined for just one day beyond the minimum amount of time on the IL with the sore right thumb, an injury that first surfaced April 13. Even though Baez wasn't sent out on a rehab assignment prior to being activated, the Tigers shouldn't have much hesitation about deploying him on an everyday basis now that he's back in action. Baez's return will likely leave fewer at-bats to go around for Harold Castro and Willi Castro.

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Player Bio

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