Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:19:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez is 4-for-15 with two home runs and three RBIs in his last four games after going through a 6-for-62 stretch where he struck out 28 times. Baez said he has felt more comfortable at the plate since working with hitting coach Bill Mueller.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:15:07 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez misses 74.2 percent of pitches he swings at outside the strike zone and away. The mark would rank worst in the league, if he had enough at-bats to qualify. Baez would also rank fifth worst in swinging at fast balls up and out of the strike zone.
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.