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Javier Baez

Javier Baez

SS - CHC

Age: 28Bats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #42
Best / Worst #28 / #56
ADP #72

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98%

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Everything went wrong for Baez in 2020. His already high strikeout rate increased to 31.9%. His already low walk rated fell to an abysmal 3.0%. He swung less, made contact less, and did not hit the ball as hard as he used to. In the end, Baez earned every bit of his .203 batting average and poor counting stats. But how much weight do you put into a 59-game stretch for a veteran like Baez, particularly when he complained that his inability to watch video between at-bats affected his overall performance. The answer is a little, but not all that much. Baez had a stellar three-year run as a reliable power-speed combination, and he'll be just 28 years old this season. The Cubs lineup won't be overly strong, but Baez should certainly put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 totals than those he put up in 2020.

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Javier Baez avoids arbitration with $11.65 million deal

Javier Baez and the Cubs agreed to a one-year, $11.65 million deal to avoid arbitration.

Fantasy Impact

This is a solid pay day for Baez, who is coming off of a brutal 2020 in which he hit .203 with a .598 OPS. He's a nice bounce back candidate for fantasy purposes as this was his final year arbitration eligibility.

Jon Mathisen6 weeks ago
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Draft#60#37#8821
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Dynasty #51#35#734
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
60286154324299031181125.258.293.467.760
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2018CHC160606101176409341112916721.290.326.554.880.347
2019CHC1385318914938429852815611.281.316.531.847.345
2020CHC592222745918247753.203.238.360.598.262
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Sun, Sep 27@ CWS-5010001020.200.200.400
Sat, Sep 26@ CWS-3010000001.333.333.666
Fri, Sep 25@ CWS-5121011000.400.4001.600
Thu, Sep 24@ PIT-2000000010.000.333.333
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1stvs PIT2:20pm
Sat, Apr 3rdvs PIT2:20pm
Sun, Apr 4thvs PIT2:20pm
Mon, Apr 5thvs MIL7:40pm
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