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Team W-L L10 STRK
62-54 8-2 L1
59-55 4-6 W1
60-56 6-4 W4
48-69 6-4 L1
44-74 2-8 W1

2022 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .227 11 45 .647 5

Top Javier Baez News

  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Swipes bag Friday

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Friday's 2-0 loss to the White Sox.

    Baez broke up Chicago's combined no-hit bid with his leadoff single in the seventh inning. He then stole his fifth base of the season before adding another single in the ninth for his second straight multi-hit game. The veteran infielder continues to show small flashes this season but he's yet to really put it together; Baez improved his slash line to .224/.266/.379 through 99 games.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Hits 11th home run

    Baez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Guardians.

    Baez hit his 11th home run of the season in the sixth inning against Cleveland starter Zach Plesac. The shortstop has been disappointing overall in his first season in Detroit, as his .642 OPS would be his worst since the .551 OPS he posted across 52 games as a rookie in 2014. By contrast, Baez posted an .813 OPS and 31 home runs with the Cubs and Mets last year.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Plates two runs

    Baez went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Rays.

    Baez had plated just three total runs over his last 10 games, but he was able to take advantage of the Tigers getting on base at a collective .361 clip in the easy win. The Tigers will include Baez in the lineup for Sunday's series finale, with the shortstop batting third against Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Not part of Monday's lineup

    Baez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.

    Baez homered Sunday and tallied four hits over his last three games, but he will get a night off after committing two errors in Sunday's contest. Willi Castro will start at shortstop in Baez's place.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Good to go Monday

    Baez (arm) is starting at shortstop and batting second Monday versus the Padres, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    After he left Sunday's game early with an arm injury, Baez was considered day-to-day, but he's ready to go for Monday's series opener. The shortstop has gone 4-for-12 with an RBI and four runs scored over four games since the All-Star break.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Suffers upper-arm contusion

    Baez left Sunday's game in the sixth inning against the Twins with a left upper-arm contusion.

    Baez was hit in that spot by a Sonny Gray pitch earlier in the game. He was replaced by pinch hitter Victor Reyes, and Willi Castro moved from right field to shortstop to replace Baez in the field.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Considered day-to-day

    Baez (arm) is considered day-to-day after leaving Sunday's game against the Twins, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Baez was hit in the elbow by a pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning and initially remained in the game, but he struggled gripping a bat and was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth. Prior to his departure due to his upper arm contusion, he went 0-for-1 with a run. If the 29-year-old isn't ready to play in Monday's series opener against the Padres, Harold Castro and Willi Castro are candidates to fill in at shortstop.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Has up-and-down doubleheader

    Baez went 3-for-9 with two runs scored across both games of Thursday's doubleheader against the Athletics.

    Baez was dynamic in Game 1 with three hits before going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the nightcap. That's par for the course with the streaky shortstop. While he's batting just .216 this season and .211 in July, he does have two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored across 18 games this month, so he has at least contributed some counting stats despite struggling to make consistent contact.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Resting Thursday

    Baez isn't starting Thursday's game against the Guardians.

    Baez will get a breather after he went 5-for-14 with four doubles, three runs, two RBI, a walk and two strikeouts over the last three games. Harold Castro is starting at shortstop and batting third.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Reaches three more times Wednesday

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

    The Tigers scored just two runs, but Baez managed his second consecutive two-hit effort. Three of his last four hits are doubles, and the shortstop is starting to drive the ball with more authority despite batting just .218 for the season. Baez had a .306 slugging percentage through the end of May but has bumped that up to .466 from June onward.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Doubles, scores twice Tuesday

    Baez went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Baez has gone just 10-for-51 so far this month, though he has managed four doubles and two home runs. That's kept the shortstop's fantasy value afloat, but fantasy managers would certainly like to see more consistent contact. Baez is batting ,214 for the season, down from .265 last year with the Cubs and Mets.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Hits ninth home run

    Baez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

    Baez started the scoring early, taking Michael Kopech deep two batters into the game to put the Tigers up 2-0. The shortstop is continuing to round into form, with six home runs in his last 20 contests, compared to just three long balls over his first 54 games. Baez can fall into prolonged slumps, but he's a dangerous hitter when he's in a groove.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Hits key home run Thursday

    Baez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.

    Dylan Cease and two Chicago relievers held the Tigers to just five total hits, but Baez made his lone hit count, going deep against Cease in the fourth inning. The shortstop now has eight long balls this season, with five of those coming since June 18. Baez can be a bit streaky, but he's trending in the right direction.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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