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Javier Baez
Birthdate: 12/1/1992 (24 y, 3 m, 26 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/195     Position: 2B/3B/SS
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 9, Overall: 9, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $0.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: The Cubs want Baez to be more consistent in the field before he assumes an everyday role at second base, CSN Chicago reports. (2/20/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The book on Javier Baez is no mystery and he has the ability to provide equal parts joy and frustration for prospective fantasy owners. Baez has always possessed immense upside at the plate, as well as some versatility. And while he has the ability to change the game with each swing, he's always demonstrated some aggressiveness that will continue to serve as a deterrent for those prospective owners. It's important to note, though, that his development has been evident each time he's reached the major league level. What's especially encouraging is that his contact rates have gone up in each of his three appearances, while his SwStr% has declined. The last three years have featured Contact% of 59.0, 67.7, and 72.4, with SwStr% of 19.2, 16.4, and 14.4, all respectively. It's unlikely that he's ever going to fall under anything resembling a patient hitter. Even with those improvements, he still walked just 3.3% of the time in 2016. But in working deeper counts and making more consistent contact, he's a power threat that should see that .150 isolated power figure increase with regular plate appearances in 2017. When you consider the adjustments that he continues to make and the versatility that he brings to the fantasy side, it's hard not to be attracted to Baez as an option. Just be prepared to take the bad with the good. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Never with any question as a defender, Javier Baez continues to make strides as an offensive player. He's improved his contact ability and decreased his strikeout rates, which could mean an increased level of production for Baez moving forward.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2011Cubs (R)31202020.0 %16.7 %.167.400.333.333.500.371113    
2011Cubs (A-)2600100.0 %33.3 %.000.250.167.167.167.157-10    
2012Solar Sox (R)1460491633.3 %23.3 %.246.205.211.250.456.31175    
2012Cubs (A)57235124133203.8 %20.4 %.263.378.333.383.596.432170    
2012Cubs (A+)2386491345.8 %24.4 %.213.200.188.244.400.28876    
2013Cubs (A+)76337175957126.2 %23.1 %.261.310.274.338.535.391145    
2013Cubs (AA)5424020395487.9 %28.8 %.344.333.294.346.638.435180    
2014Cubs (AAA)104434236480167.8 %30.0 %.250.322.260.323.510.354108    
2014Cubs522299252056.6 %41.5 %.155.248.169.227.324.248540.8-11.1-3.0-0.8
2015Cubs (R)41503116.7 %0.0 %.083.417.417.533.500.499208    
2015Cubs (AAA)70313134961176.7 %24.3 %.203.402.324.385.527.402144    
2015Cubs288014415.0 %30.0 %.118.412.289.325.408.315980.30.12.50.5
2015Cubs61511320.0 %26.7 %.200.400.333.333.533.373138    
2016Cubs (AAA)41513110.0 %26.7 %.200.300.267.267.467.31688    
2016Cubs142450145059123.3 %24.0 %.150.336.273.314.423.316942.5-0.512.72.7
2016Cubs177128822.8 %29.6 %.147.348.265.282.412.29580    
2017Depth Charts102430164957125.1 %25.9 %.177.314.256.305.433.315941.1-2.13.21.5
2017Steamer115458175060105.2 %23.7 %.179.307.259.306.438.317950.6-2.01.21.4
2017Fans (30)136550186065144.9 %24.2 %.161.326.267.315.428.318961.3-1.212.42.9
2017ZiPS142516196170165.0 %28.1 %.174.323.254.303.428.313921.3-3.55.81.9
Total- - -222759247983184.5 %29.9 %.148.323.244.289.392.295833.6-11.612.32.5
Postseason- - -2386391142.3 %29.1 %.157.357.277.291.434.30890    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2011Cubs (R)312124220020002000020.333
2011Cubs (A-)2661100001002000000.167
2012Solar Sox (R)1457601262049162014100130.211
2012Cubs (A)572132357144105124133904810303203.333
2012Cubs (A+)2380861573149135121100142.188
2013Cubs (A+)7629933782421941759572107811608122.274
2013Cubs (AA)54218240642915020395419269030382.294
2014Cubs (AAA)1043884341015224223648034313057014168.260
2014Cubs522132293621609252015095100551.169
2015Cubs (R)412155410031100200010.417
2015Cubs (AAA)702813139162142134961210768216173.324
2015Cubs2876802215601444124000012.289
2015Cubs615155400113004000020.333
2016Cubs (AAA)415154300131004000210.267
2016Cubs1424214501158119114505915310811218123.273
2016Cubs1768711812402882021010120.265
2017Depth Charts10239743010265191164957222111732 124.256
2017Steamer11542245810970201175060242109632 105.259
2017Fans (30)13650955013692242186065272133104  143.267
2017ZiPS1424775161217822219617026214593111164.254
Total- - -222710759173117311247983344227122113186.244
Postseason- - -23838623164039112025010140.277

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2011Cubs (R)0.0 %16.7 %0.00.333.333.500.833.1677.5.400  0.420.2.371113
2011Cubs (A-)0.0 %33.3 %0.00.167.167.167.333.0000.1.250  0.00-0.8.157-10
2012Solar Sox (R)3.3 %23.3 %0.14.211.250.456.706.2467.1.205  0.66-2.0.31175
2012Cubs (A)3.8 %20.4 %0.19.333.383.596.979.2639.0.378  2.64819.8.432170
2012Cubs (A+)5.8 %24.4 %0.24.188.244.400.644.2137.0.200  0.08-2.4.28876
2013Cubs (A+)6.2 %23.1 %0.27.274.338.535.873.2618.2.310  1.55516.9.391145
2013Cubs (AA)7.9 %28.8 %0.28.294.346.638.983.3444.5.333  0.74620.6.435180
2014Cubs (AAA)7.8 %30.0 %0.26.260.323.510.833.2505.9.322  -0.5614.4.354108
2014Cubs6.6 %41.5 %0.16.169.227.324.551.1554.8.2480.4-0.10.514-11.0.24854
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Cubs (R)6.7 %0.0 %1.00.417.533.5001.033.0836.6.417  0.242.0.499208
2015Cubs (AAA)6.7 %24.3 %0.28.324.385.527.911.2036.6.402  1.95616.9.402144
2015Cubs5.0 %30.0 %0.17.289.325.408.733.1181.5.4120.30.6-0.690.1.31598
2015Cubs0.0 %26.7 %0.00.333.333.533.867.2005.0.400  0.420.7.373138
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Cubs (AAA)0.0 %26.7 %0.00.267.267.467.733.2007.1.300  0.22-0.2.31688
2016Cubs3.3 %24.0 %0.14.273.314.423.737.1504.7.3360.70.90.952-0.9.31694
2016Cubs2.8 %29.6 %0.10.265.282.412.693.1475.0.348  0.47-1.4.29580
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts5.1 %25.9 %0.20.256.305.433.737.1774.9.3140.7 0.449-1.2.31594
2017Steamer5.2 %23.7 %0.22.259.306.438.744.1794.4.3070.9 -0.354-0.4.31795
2017Fans (30)4.9 %24.2 %0.20.267.315.428.743.1614.9.326  1.3650.2.31896
2017ZiPS5.0 %28.1 %0.18.254.303.428.731.1745.6.323  1.358-2.4.31392
Total- - -4.5 %29.9 %0.15.244.289.392.680.1484.2.3231.41.40.875-11.8.29583
Postseason- - -2.3 %29.1 %0.08.277.291.434.724.1575.2.357  0.89-0.7.30890

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2014Cubs0.9113.7 %41.0 %45.3 %20.8 %17.0 %8.3 %0.0 %48.3 %31.4 %20.3 %18.6 %50.0 %31.4 %
2015Cubs1.1931.4 %37.3 %31.4 %6.3 %6.3 %0.0 %0.0 %32.7 %34.6 %32.7 %7.7 %59.6 %32.7 %
2015Cubs2.339.1 %63.6 %27.3 %0.0 %33.3 %14.3 %0.0 %      
2016Cubs1.2119.5 %44.0 %36.4 %10.9 %12.7 %11.3 %50.0 %45.6 %34.5 %19.9 %18.7 %52.2 %29.1 %
2016Cubs0.8119.1 %36.2 %44.7 %14.3 %9.5 %23.5 %100.0 %      
Total- - -1.1219.4 %42.6 %38.1 %13.4 %13.4 %9.5 %43.8 %44.9 %33.7 %21.4 %17.5 %52.5 %30.0 %
Postseason- - -1.0017.2 %41.4 %41.4 %12.5 %12.5 %20.8 %100.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2014Cubs48531611410338601939
2015Cubs1916161010101210311
2015Cubs7310100133548
2016Cubs13311059121514754811351683
2016Cubs17219341182180262
Total- - -20017991241916798719462933
Postseason- - -242410351195215310

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2014Cubs-1.00-4.273.27-12.86-1.430.97 0-0.89-0.14
2015Cubs-0.62-1.350.73-4.40-0.470.860.946-0.32-0.41
2015Cubs0.05-0.290.340.190.010.90 0-0.070.13
2016Cubs-1.06-8.327.261.830.221.001.15180.00-1.06
2016Cubs0.18-1.391.570.520.091.06 00.090.08
Total- - --2.68-13.9411.26-15.43-1.680.971.1024-1.21-1.54
Postseason- - -0.24-1.671.910.710.101.03 00.020.21

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Cubs52.0% (92.2)19.1% (84.2)5.3% (87.5)13.4% (77.5)9.7% (82.4)0.5% (83.4)  
2015Cubs54.4% (93.0)23.8% (84.6)2.9% (89.3)9.8% (78.6)8.5% (82.3)0.7% (87.5) 1.3%
2016Cubs51.0% (92.6)21.1% (84.5)4.3% (87.8)12.9% (77.7)9.9% (83.6)0.8% (84.5) 0.7%
Total- - -51.7% (92.5)20.7% (84.4)4.5% (87.8)12.7% (77.7)9.7% (83.1)0.7% (84.5) 0.5%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Cubs30.3 %12.1 %6.4 %0.8 %0.4 %9.1 %18.7 %11.8 %2.1 % 8.3 %   
2015Cubs41.0 %6.8 %3.3 %0.7 % 5.9 %22.8 %8.8 %2.6 % 8.1 %   
2016Cubs33.9 %12.3 %3.4 %0.8 % 5.6 %20.1 %11.8 %2.2 % 10.0 %   
Total- - -33.5 %11.7 %4.3 %0.8 %0.1 %6.7 %19.9 %11.5 %2.2 % 9.3 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Cubs92.691.887.982.483.990.684.277.677.1 82.4  
2015Cubs93.493.387.987.3 90.884.379.780.1 82.3  
2016Cubs92.891.987.384.6 92.684.577.880.5 83.4  
Total- - -92.892.087.684.183.991.684.477.979.4 83.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Cubs-10.00.8-0.1-3.0-1.41.4 -2.040.45-0.29-2.38-1.5028.46 
2015Cubs0.8-2.81.9-0.50.6-0.1 0.46-3.7920.88-1.762.12-7.04 
2016Cubs4.8-1.8-1.1-4.0-1.21.5 0.56-0.51-1.50-1.87-0.7411.68 
Total- - --4.5-3.80.7-7.6-2.02.8 -0.30-0.620.50-2.04-0.7214.01 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Cubs-9.71.4-2.30.11.4-0.20.4-1.4-0.9 -1.6  
2015Cubs-0.81.61.3-0.1 0.0-2.50.6-0.9 0.5  
2016Cubs-2.51.80.40.9 5.0-2.2-3.1-1.7 -1.7  
Total- - --13.14.8-0.60.91.44.8-4.3-3.9-3.4 -2.9  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Cubs-3.431.21-3.811.7934.61-0.290.23-1.25-4.48 -2.05  
2015Cubs-0.657.6813.00-6.95 0.12-3.622.10-10.65 1.90  
2016Cubs-0.440.870.636.41 5.36-0.65-1.56-4.72 -1.04  
Total- - --1.341.41-0.503.8434.612.43-0.74-1.16-5.39 -1.06  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Cubs39.5 %58.7 %46.8 %42.2 %77.5 %59.0 %37.9 %55.0 %19.2 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Cubs39.3 %68.2 %51.5 %48.6 %83.0 %67.7 %42.0 %68.8 %16.4 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Cubs42.9 %67.9 %52.6 %62.4 %82.3 %72.4 %38.8 %60.7 %14.4 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -41.4 %65.1 %50.6 %54.8 %81.0 %67.9 %38.8 %59.8 %16.2 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Cubs39.2 %57.6 %46.6 %39.7 %78.8 %59.2 %40.3 %22.3
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Cubs40.0 %65.7 %51.5 %47.1 %83.3 %67.7 %44.6 %24.1
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Cubs42.5 %65.5 %52.6 %59.7 %82.7 %72.2 %43.8 %23.6
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -41.2 %63.1 %50.6 %52.0 %81.7 %67.9 %42.8 %23.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015Cubs1B101.00000000000    .000 
2016Cubs1B6221.018400010010    1.000 
Total- - -1B7222.018400010010    1.000 
2014Cubs2B2525210.06051541185131     .957 
2015Cubs2B17559.213161106251     .967 
2016Cubs2B5938383.088127642207152     .973 
Total- - -2B10168652.216119412934414334     .967 
2015Cubs3B11664.05191100100     .960 
2016Cubs3B6236370.227917344400     .944 
Total- - -3B7342434.2321108444500     .947 
2014CubsSS3027255.04589523188113     .964 
2015CubsSS8545.07140002030     1.000 
2016CubsSS2521194.0406121111472     .981 
Total- - -SS6353494.0921647343112215     .973 
2016CubsLF202.1000000000     .000 
Total- - -LF202.1000000000     .000 
2016CubsOF202.1000000000     .000 
Total- - -OF202.1000000000     .000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015Cubs1B1.0 0 00010.0000   0  -0.40.0-0.4-56.5
2016Cubs1B21.0 0 00065.8330   0  -0.20.20.01.0
Total- - -1B22.0 0 00075.7140   0  -0.60.2-0.3-8.6
2014Cubs2B210.0 1 -1-2-24433.7504   1 0.7-1.5-2.4-3.2-28.7
2015Cubs2B59.2 0 0001210.8330   1 0.30.5-0.50.35.1
2016Cubs2B383.0 1 281111095.8649   5 0.05.7-0.45.316.3
Total- - -2B652.2 2 169166138.83113   7 1.04.7-3.22.55.0
2015Cubs3B64.0 0 0341412.8574   1  3.5-0.23.370.1
2016Cubs3B370.2 0 -12110571.67616   5 -0.52.20.01.73.9
Total- - -3B434.2 0 -15511983.69820   6 -0.55.7-0.25.011.4
2014CubsSS255.0 0 1-3-28364.77111   0 0.2-0.2-1.5-1.5-7.2
2015CubsSS45.0 0 1-2-1129.7501   0  -1.60.5-1.1-28.1
2016CubsSS194.0 1 1244437.84115   3 0.53.0-0.13.425.1
Total- - -SS494.0 1 3-31139110.79127   3 0.71.3-1.20.82.2
2016CubsLF2.1  000000 0   0  0.10.00.10.0
Total- - -LF2.1  000000 0   0  0.10.00.10.0
2016CubsOF2.1  000000 0   0  0.10.00.10.0
Total- - -OF2.1  000000 0   0  0.10.00.10.0

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015Cubs1B1.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)
2016Cubs1B21.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (7)
Total- - -1B22.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (7)
2014Cubs2B210.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)50.0%      (2)50.0%     (2)33.3%      (6)98.2%    (57)
2015Cubs2B59.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)50.0%      (2)100.0%    (10)
2016Cubs2B383.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)57.1%      (7)33.3%     (6)100.0%      (6)97.8%  (139)
Total- - -2B652.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (4)55.6%      (9)37.5%     (8)64.3%    (14)98.1%  (206)
2015Cubs3B64.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)75.0%     (4)75.0%      (4)100.0%    (16)
2016Cubs3B370.20.0%      (3)33.3%      (3)37.5%      (8)57.1%     (7)66.7%    (12)96.9%    (96)
Total- - -3B434.20.0%      (3)33.3%      (3)37.5%      (8)63.6%    (11)68.8%    (16)97.3%  (112)
2014CubsSS255.00.0%      (2)0.0%      (5)50.0%      (2)33.3%     (3)100.0%      (2)94.5%    (91)
2015CubsSS45.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)100.0%     (1)33.3%      (3)100.0%    (11)
2016CubsSS194.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (4)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (2)33.3%      (3)95.5%    (67)
Total- - -SS494.00.0%      (3)0.0%      (9)33.3%      (3)66.7%     (6)50.0%      (8)95.3%  (169)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2014Cubs465.03768636462557851631
2015Cubs169.27976767175768676772
2016Cubs971.0159898980868388778413
Total- - -1605.2275828074787485697716

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Cubs-11.90.8-4.71.7-11.1-3.00.36.5-7.3-0.8($6.1) 
2015Cubs-0.20.32.10.40.12.50.22.35.20.5$4.4 
2016Cubs-3.12.510.62.1-0.512.70.713.626.52.7$21.7 
Total- - --15.23.68.14.2-11.612.31.222.424.32.5$19.9 

  • $0.6m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 3/9/2017 (Other)
    • 2017: $0.6M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 3/5/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com, Hat Tip: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs on 8/5/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com, Hat Tip: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 9, Overall: 9
    • Team: Chicago Cubs
    • School: Arlington Country Day (FL) HS