The Book on Javier BaezCHC



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Javier Baez / SS, CHC
Born 12/1/1992
Toa Baja, PR, P.R.

Height 6-1
Weight 200
Bats/Throws R/R
5 | 4/10/2014


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
12 598 218 0 0

Total professional at-bats: .



A nominal shortstop, Puerto Rican mini-Cub Javier Baez also looks just fine at second and third, and has one of the highest overall upsides of any infield prospect in baseball. His ultimate position will probably come down to some mix of organizational need and how his body develops.

A solid all-around athlete, there's no reason to yet believe he won't stick at shortstop, thanks to a strong arm, soft hands and good feet. He hasn't yet shown the power for a corner, though, so his best route to the majors is definitely the middle of the diamond.

He's not very widely known yet, but wait another year and Cubs fans will be clamoring for a Castro-Baez (or perhaps Baez-Castro) infield combination. They should sample one or the other sometime in 2014.

4/10/2014




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2013 20 AA Sou. Tennessee CHC 54 218 39 64 15 0 20 54 8 2 19 69 .294 .346 .638 .983
2013 20 A+ Florida Daytona CHC 76 299 59 82 19 4 17 57 12 2 21 78 .274 .338 .535 .873
2012 19 A+ Florida Daytona CHC 23 80 9 15 3 1 4 13 4 2 5 21 .188 .244 .400 .644
2012 19 A Midwest Peoria CHC 57 213 41 71 10 5 12 33 20 3 9 48 .333 .383 .596 .979
2011 18 A- NW Boise CHC 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
2011 18 Rk Arizona Cubs CHC 3 12 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .333 .333 .500 .833


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2013 20 AA Sou. Tennessee CHC   SS 50 248 91 144 13 .948
2013 20 A+ Florida Daytona CHC   SS 73 396 141 224 31 .922
2012 19 A+ Florida Daytona CHC   SS 23 84 30 52 2 .976
2012 19 A Midwest Peoria CHC   SS 52 256 75 166 15 .941
2011 18 A- NW Boise CHC   SS 2 5 1 3 1 .800
2011 18 Rookie Arizona Cubs CHC   SS 3 22 4 13 5 .773

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News and Notes

3/17/2013 by KDaddy



Despite a hot spring in which he's slashed .324/.343/.706 with four homers, Cubs superprospect Javier Baez will be demoted to minor league camp this week. This makes a lot of sense, considering he doesn't really have a position yet, and the Cubs won't be winning with or without him. Better to keep him under control a little longer as the team tries to line up other young players who can bolster the MLB club at the same time.

11/2/2012 by KDaddy



Excitable Cubs prospect Javier Baez, having a fine time showing off in the Arizona Fall League, broke his thumb yesterday. The cause of the injury: an overenthusiastic high five. He's done until spring.

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