Javier Baez

Javier Baez

2B,3B,SS - CHC
Age: 26Bats: RThrows: R

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ARI @ CHC
Z. Greinke #25
Sat, 4/20 2:20pm
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Javier Baez homers for second straight day Wednesday

Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 6-0 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Baez is sizzling right now, with four straight multi-hit games and six extra-base hits over that stretch. Obviously, the production will slow down at some point, but Baez is proving worth his draft cost thus far after many doubted him coming into the year.

Elliott Baas2 days ago
Javier Baez homers amid three-hit day Tuesday

Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 4-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Baez now has five home runs and a .314 AVG on the year. He is riding a .395 BABIP to keep the average up, but with Baez's power and speed he provides enough fantasy value without the average, it's just gravy. Expect the batting average to come down, but he's still an elite player.

Elliott Baas3 days ago
Javier Baez has three-hit day Monday

Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Marlins on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Baez raised his average to .288 and his SLG to .545 after this one. He is striking out 32% of the time through 69 PA thus far, but Baez is known to be a free-swinger. Hopefully, he can bring that strikeout rate below 30% soon, because 30% is about the breaking point when it comes to productivity. Obviously, Baez has the talent to overcome a big strikeout rate, but the lower the better in his case.

Elliott Baas4 days ago
Javier Baez strikes out three times Friday

Javier Baez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Cubs' 5-1 loss to the Angels on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Baez is prone to days like this thanks to his aggressive, free-swinging approach at the plate. He now has 21 strikeouts and just three walks in 59 PA, and carries a .232 AVG on the year. His current 35.7% strikeout rate is high even for Baez, and we should expect better production once he can cut it down to under 30%. He's still a must-start player even when slumping because of his power-speed combo.

Elliott Baas1 week ago
Javier Baez hits solo home run Saturday

Javier Baez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 14-8 win over the Brewers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Baez now has four home runs and two steals on the year. There were doubts as to whether Baez could follow up on his 2018 breakout, but he's done a decent job through the first eight games. He is a multi-categories superstar in 5x5 leagues.

Elliott Baas2 weeks ago