Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:00:39 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will play shortstop while SS Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:31 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The team also recalled 2B Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.
Fantasy Tip: Castro could miss up to a week while on the bereavement list. The team could consider moving Javier Baez to shortstop and Arismendy Alcantara to second base with Justin Ruggiano and Matt Szczur seeing time in the outfield. Ruggiano and Szczur probably should only be options in NL-only leagues.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:13:06 -0700
Although the Chicago Cubs have a backlog of shortstops, general manager Jed Hoyer has said he doesn't need to trade any of them. SS Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell could all be on the team at the same time if Hoyer finds new positions for three of the players, which he admits may be an option.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:57:31 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez hit two home runs and drove in four runs Thursday, Aug. 7, against the Colorado Rockies.
Fantasy Tip: Baez should be owned in all formats. He has the pop and upside to pace middle infielders in the power categories for the rest of the season. You might have to settle for a sub-par batting average and on-base percentage, though.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:50:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez hit a game-winning home run in the top of the 12th inning Tuesday, Aug. 5, in his major league debut.
Fantasy Tip: Pick up Baez in every league you can. His light-tower power could be quite the MI addition.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:49:09 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will primarily play second base. However, team official Theo Epstein said Baez will be moved around.
Fantasy Tip: Baez should add second base eligibility soon. Adding a third position of eligibility is a nice bonus for fantasy owners.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:30:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez is batting second and playing second base Tuesday, August 5, against the Colorado Rockies.
Fantasy Tip: Baez should be owned in the majority of formats.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:05:53 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will be promoted to the major leagues Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Baez is an immediate add in all eligible fantasy leagues. His bat has picked up recently after struggling for much of the year at Triple-A Iowa.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:13:51 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will not be recalled to replace INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio right now, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.
Fantasy Tip: Baez could see MLB action before the end of the 2014 season. However, those stashing him have to be disappointed with the news. A promotion in September when rosters expand is still a strong possibility.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:14:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is hitting .333 with two homers and 10 RBIs in his last 10 games at Triple-A Iowa.
Fantasy Tip: We could see Baez in the next few weeks with the uncertainty the team has at second base. Arismendy Alcantara is there now but could shift to the outfield to make room for Baez. Start stashing Baez in mixed leagues.