Javier Baez

Javier Baez

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

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Rank H #19
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Ownership

 
Yahoo
72%
 
ESPN
79%

Eligibility

Yahoo 2B,3B,SS
ESPN 2B,3B,SS
CBS 2B,3B,SS

Baez still has terrible plate discipline...and he's still one of the best hitters in fantasy baseball.

Despite once again residing among baseball's laggards in swinging strikes and outside-swing rate, Baez is batting .289/.320/.553 with 28 homers. He's pummeling balls with a 91.2-mph average exit velocity and is in line to once again produce triple-digit RBIs and runs. Following a stagnant start on the basepaths, he now has nine steals and should at least notch double digits for the fourth straight season. He hasn't disappointed anyone who bet on last year's breakout with early-round capital.

The underlying metrics screamed regression last year but it hasn't come. It may be time to admit that he is some kind of cheat code who will continue to defy BABIP odds and bat near .300 with all the power to go with it.