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
2 | 8/1/2014


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
12 598 218 388 78

Total professional at-bats: .



A nominal shortstop, Puerto Rican mini-Cub Javier Baez also looks just fine at second and third. With one of the highest overall upsides of any position player in baseball, there's really no question he'll end up an everyday MLB asset somewhere or other. His ultimate position will probably come down to some mix of organizational need and how his body develops.

That said, there's no reason to yet believe he can'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 remains 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'll get one soon enough.

8/1/2014




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 21 MLB NL Chicago CHC 19 78 12 17 2 0 7 11 0 0 4 34 .218 .256 .513 .769
2014 21 AAA PCL Iowa CHC 104 388 64 101 24 2 23 80 16 8 34 130 .260 .323 .510 .833
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
2014 21 MLB NL Chicago CHC   SS 5 17 2 15 0 .975
2014 21 MLB NL Chicago CHC   2B 15 78 41 34 3 .982
2014 21 AAA PCL Iowa CHC   DH 2 0 0 0 0
2014 21 AAA PCL Iowa CHC   SS 85 371 146 212 13 .965
2014 21 AAA PCL Iowa CHC   2B 16 85 37 46 2 .976
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 Rk Arizona Cubs CHC   SS 3 22 4 13 5 .773

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News and Notes

8/8/2014 by KDaddy



Javier Baez continued his surprise power surge last night, hammering two home runs in his third MLB game and leading the Cubs to a 6-2 victory in Denver. If the goal of calling Baez up during the Coors Field series was to build up his confidence... mission accomplished. Great job kid. Don't get cocky.

8/6/2014 by KDaddy



Making his MLB debut against the Rockies in Colorado, Javier Baez went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts before homering in the 12th inning to provide the go-ahead, and eventual game-winning run for the visiting Cubs.

8/4/2014 by KDaddy



And so it begins. Javier Baez is on his way to Denver for Tuesday's game against the Rockies. Baez, who's probably the team's best shortstop option, is more likely to play second base for now, deferring to the more-senior Starlin Castro. He leaves fellow super-prospects Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler behind in AAA Iowa for now, under the capable tutelage of hitting coach Manny Ramirez. Unless Baez melts down completely, he won't return to the minors.

5/30/2014 by KDaddy



Cubs phenom Javier Baez has been named the PCL Offensive Player of the Week, after slashing .400/.419/.900 from May 19th to 25th.

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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