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9 Javier Baez SS

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%95%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
553.255970
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHC13853189149298528156117.316.531.281
2020CHC14557143921700.288.473.255

Player Updates

August 5, 2020 11:40 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Drives in two in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

Baez looked more like his normal self Wednesday after going 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in the first two games of the series against Kansas City. His .229 average and .728 OPS for the season are below his usual marks, but the 27-year-old is capable of going on a hot streak at any moment.

August 3, 2020 01:48 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Delivers clutch hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 1-for-5 with a game-winning single in the 11th inning against the Pirates on Sunday.

Baez scuffled at the plate until the 11th inning, when he delivered a one-out single to bring home the runner who started the frame on second base. The young shortstop is slashing .243/.300/.541 through nine games, and those numbers should continue to rise.

August 2, 2020 12:56 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Homers against Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored, a walk and two strikeouts in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pirates.

Baez got off to a slow start this season, but he has been seeing the ball better of late -- the slugging infielder has recorded hits in four of his last five games, going 6-for-20 with three homers, two doubles and five RBI during that stretch.

July 29, 2020 10:24 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Goes deep twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Reds.

Baez came through with both of his home runs late in the game -- one in the seventh inning, the other in the ninth -- to help secure a win for the Cubs. They were his first two long balls of the season, though he now has two multi-hit efforts five games into the campaign. He'll look to stay hot Wednesday as the team continues its series in Cincinnati.

July 25, 2020 05:24 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Collects first two hits of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Baez went 0-for-4 in Friday's season opener but bounced back quickly. He remains one of the most potent offensive players in the league and should produce good counting stats in the heart of a strong Chicago lineup.

April 16, 2020 09:32 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Posts impressive spring line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez posted a .429/.500/.786 slash line with three home runs in 11 Cactus League games before play was suspended.

The electric 27-year-old wasted no time getting into a groove this spring, though it's unclear when he or any other MLB players will be able to take the field again due to the coronavirus pandemic. When play is able to resume, Baez should quickly return to posting elite numbers for the Cubs.

March 1, 2020 10:12 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Hits second spring home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.

Baez looks great in the early going, as he now has two home runs and an absurd 1.914 OPS through five Cactus League games. The 27-year-old has established himself as an MVP-caliber player and should post elite numbers once again in 2020.

February 20, 2020 04:48 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: No lingering thumb issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager David Ross said there are no lingering issues with Baez's thumb, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. "He's told me no. I've asked him that. I asked him that a while back with the training in the offseason, and I haven't heard anything from our training staff on that subject. So as far as I know, he's 100 percent."

A hairline fracture in Baez's left thumb kept the 27-year-old sidelined for the majority of September last season, but it doesn't sound like there are any concerns regarding the injury heading into the 2020 season. Baez, who avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $10 million contract with the Cubs earlier in the offseason, hit .281/.316/.531 with 29 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 138 games in 2019.

January 11, 2020 03:12 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Signs for $10 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) reached an agreement with the Cubs for a one-year, $10 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Baez took a small step back from the MVP-candidate form he showed in 2018 but was still quite good last season, hitting .281/.316/.531 with 29 homers and 11 steals. He missed most of September with a hairline fracture on his left thumb. It's not yet clear if the injury will affect him in any way heading into spring training.

September 25, 2019 06:12 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Joe Maddon said he doesn't plan on using Baez (thumb) the rest of the season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

This isn't all too surprising, as the Cubs are essentially eliminated from the playoffs. The shortstop put together another stellar season for Chicago, slashing .281/.316/.531 with 29 home runs and 11 steals in 136 games. Nico Hoerner should continue to fill in at shortstop for Baez.

September 25, 2019 02:48 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

Baez was hoping to rejoin the starting lineup this week but is apparently still having issues catching throws. As such, he'll stick on the bench as Nico Hoerner picks up another start at shortstop. With Chicago's playoff hopes dwindling, there's a chance Baez doesn't return before the end of the season.

September 24, 2019 06:12 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Still having issues catching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) is still having issues catching throws, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Baez played catch Tuesday, and the session evidently didn't go particularly well. It's unclear whether he'll be able to return from a broken thumb before the end of the regular season.

September 24, 2019 04:08 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Not back yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) remains on the bench Tuesday against the Pirates.

Baez had been hoping to return for this game but evidently needs at least a bit more time. He'll take grounders and play catch Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Nico Hoerner starts at shortstop in his absence.

September 21, 2019 08:28 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Hoping to return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez is hoping to return to the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Pirates, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

Baez made a surprise appearance as a pinch hitter Saturday, creating some optimism that he can return to the lineup before the close of the season. On the other hand, after the game, Baez told reporters that his hand still hurt but that he wanted to help the team reach the playoffs however he could, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. That said, a potential return for Baez remains unclear.

September 21, 2019 01:56 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Takes swings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) took some swings Friday but catching throws is still an issue, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Anthony Rizzo recently made a surprise return from an ankle sprain and Baez would surely like to follow suit and help the Cubs, who are now on the outside looking in at a wild-card spot. However, a return during the regular season still seems unlikely. Nico Hoerner continues to fill in at shortstop.

September 19, 2019 05:52 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Cleared for light activites
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) has been cleared for light baseball activity, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Baez is making progress in his recovery, and after his exam Thursday, he has been cleared to pinch run while wearing a protective glove if manager Joe Maddon elects to use him in that situation. However, Baez is not out of the woods yet, as his thumb is still preventing him from taking at-bats or playing the field. A target date for Baez to resume full activities has not been set yet, but it was reported earlier this month that he was unlikely to return before the postseason, and given where things stand with just 10 regular-season games to go, it seems likely that is still the case.

September 17, 2019 07:00 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: To be evaluated soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) will be re-evaluated at the end of the week, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Baez could gain clearance to begin rehabbing if his evaluation goes well at the end of the week. He's been out with a hairline fracture on his left thumb since Sept. 7 and is unlikely to return before the postseason.

September 9, 2019 08:08 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Unlikely to return before playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

A hand specialist confirmed that Baez has a hairline fracture on his left thumb, and he's unlikely to play again in September, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Baez isn't expected to return to action before the regular season comes to an end, so he'll begin rehabbing with the hope of being activated for the playoffs, should the Cubs qualify. With Addison Russell still in concussion protocol, look for Nico Hoerner to see the majority of the playing time at shortstop down the stretch.

September 8, 2019 12:36 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: MRI reveals hairline fracture
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

An MRI revealed a hairline fracture on Baez's left thumb Saturday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Baez suffered the injury on a slide Sunday. He'll be examined by a specialist Monday, at which point a timeline will be determined. It's not yet clear if he has a chance to return before the end of the season or for the playoffs. Addison Russell appears to be the primary shortstop in his absence.

September 7, 2019 03:56 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Out of lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

Baez underwent an MRI on his ailing left thumb Saturday. The results of that test have not been disclosed, so his status for the rest of the road trip is up in the air. Addison Russell is starting at shortstop Saturday with David Bote at second base.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis4382 .222 .419 .186
vs Flaherty (Career)1210 .250.214.083
vs RHP42911821 .307 .510 .275
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHC14557143921700.255.288.4730.761
2019CHC13853189149298528156117.281.316.5310.847
2018CHC1606061011763411129167219.290.326.5540.880
2017CHC14546975128237530144103.273.317.4800.796
2016CHC14242150115145915108123.273.314.4230.737
2015CHC28764221442412.289.325.4080.733
2014CHC522132536920159551.169.227.3240.551
Total67923713516401133631237116025.270.310.4840.794
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHC14302610102
2019CHC138384282200316
2018CHC160409336415810
2017CHC1452422252611510
2016CHC142191178211138
2015CHC28603100010
2014CHC52606900105
Total679136161147118193051
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011R-Azl Cubs312242000--220.333.333.500
2011ASX-Boise Hawks26010001--200.167.167.167
2012AFX-Peoria Chiefs5721341711051233948203.333.383.596
2012AFA-Daytona Cubs23809153141352142.188.244.400
2013AA-Tennessee Smokies5421839641502054196982.294.346.638
2013AFA-Daytona Cubs76299598219417572178122.274.338.535
2014AAA-Iowa Cubs10438864101242238034130168.260.323.510
2015R-Azl Cubs4123510011--10.417.533.500
2015AAA-Iowa Cubs70281499114213612176173.324.385.527
2016AAA-Iowa415340011--410.267.267.467
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/190
Birthdate:
12/1/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
7
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP
2018: NL RBI Leader