Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

Age: 26 (December 1, 1992) | 6' 0" | 190lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-1 2B-104 3B-22 SS-65 PH-9
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHC R 2015 4 12 3 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 .417 .533 .500 7 0 .417 n/a
CHC AAA 2015 70 281 49 91 21 76 14 2 13 61 17 3 .324 .385 .527 7 24 .402 n/a
CHC NL 2015 28 76 4 22 4 24 6 0 1 4 1 2 .289 .325 .408 5 30 .412 37/31/31 2 2
CHC AAA 2016 4 15 3 4 0 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 .267 .267 .467 0 27 .300 n/a
CHC NL 2016 142 421 50 115 15 108 19 1 14 59 12 3 .273 .314 .423 3 24 .336 44/20/36 18 16
CHC NL 2017 145 469 75 128 30 144 24 2 23 75 10 3 .273 .317 .480 6 29 .345 49/15/36 22 21
CHC NL 2018 160 606 101 176 29 167 40 9 34 111 21 9 .290 .326 .554 4 26 .347 46/22/32 42 38
CHC NL 2019 121 488 83 139 23 141 34 4 28 81 10 6 .285 .316 .543 4 27 .346 49/19/32 29 27
Career 6yrs 648 2273 338 616 116 679 129 16 109 350 59 24 .271 .310 .486 5 28 .339 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex

A double and homer, plating three yesterday. Could be the end of his slump.

With the win against the Angels, the Cubs move to six games over .500 and the NL to 13 games over against the AL (59-46, 519 runs to 495).

If this keeps up -- I very much doubt it will -- I'm going to have different wins denominators for each league in the formulas next year.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 4

Five strikeouts yesterday versus the Astros.

Frank Smith Pancho
May 28

#9 tonight.  He should really stop hitting homers and walk more.

Mike Landau ML-
Apr 27

They won't let up. This is from a guy at FantasyPros.com.

Javier Baez (2B/3B/SS – CHC)

“If you have Baez, now might be a good sell-high opportunity. Many were skeptical if he could repeat the great season he has in 2018. Amazingly, he’s started off even hotter. That said, his approach at the plate, while successful thus far, seems unsustainable. His K/BB ratio is poor at best, and his ability to make good contact on balls out of the strike zone is mystifying. It’s quite unlikely that he continues at his current pace, and I’d try to get as much as possible for him before he has a cold stretch. I’d be targeting struggling or recovering first- and second-round picks, such as Francisco Lindor  or Trea Turner, if you have the flexibility to wait out the injury. In a dynasty format, I would even target elite prospects coupled with another player that could help this year.”

– Jason Johnson (Understanding Fantasy Baseball)

I guess if he's saying get Lindor or Turner he isn't really going negative, but doesn't it seems after more than 1,000 overall successful plate appearances that his approach is working for him?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Apr 25

A virtuoso ballgame by Javy.

https://www.mlb.com/video/cg-lad-chc-4-23-19 

If he drew some walks he'd be the best player in baseball. But then he wouldn't be Javy.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 24

I took a wild guess that anyone else who picked Javier to pick or pan in November, when I was writing my picks and pans for the Guide, would pan him.

ANDERSON PAN: Love to watch this guy play,
but my gut says there’s a sub.-260 average in
his approach.

PATTON PICK: No one expects him to repeat
last season. Except me.


PODHORZER PAN: Everything went right for
Baez, en route to a dream fantasy season. But,
this is a seriously risky skill set. He never saw
a pitch he didn’t want to swing at, as he ranked
second in both overall swing rate and swing
rate at pitches outside the strike zone. He also
can’t make contact (which is probably why 
he

swings so frequently), as he ranks second
worst in swinging strike rate! With such atro-
cious plate discipline, you never know when
pitchers will decide to simply stop throwing
him anything close to the strike zone and his
offense collapses.





Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9

8th most valuable hitter, both leagues, in 5x5.

2018 Statcast averages

HIP: 433

Avg Exit Velocity: 90.6

Avg HR Distance: 408

Avg Launch Angle: 9.6

Probably the longest home run distance for the lowest launch angle of any hitter with 100 HIP.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18
Fangraphs: WAR 5.3    Bat 24    Field 0    Run 4    HR/FB 24%    Pull 41%    Hard 36%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18