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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.
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.
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|Sun, Sep 27||@ CWS||-||5||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||.200||.200||.400|
|Sat, Sep 26||@ CWS||-||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.333||.333||.666|
|Fri, Sep 25||@ CWS||-||5||1||2||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.400||.400||1.600|
|Thu, Sep 24||@ PIT||-||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000||.333||.333|
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|Thu, Apr 1st||vs PIT||2:20pm|
|Sat, Apr 3rd||vs PIT||2:20pm|
|Sun, Apr 4th||vs PIT||2:20pm|
|Mon, Apr 5th||vs MIL||7:40pm|