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Javier Baez

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Padres | SD asking about Javier Baez

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:10:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez has received a trade inquiry from the San Diego Padres, who are looking for infielders and lefty bats. SP Andrew Cashner could fit the Cubs in a potential deal, and Cashner was previously with Chicago before being traded to the Padres in the deal that included 1B Anthony Rizzo. SP Tyson Ross is also a popular trade target.

Fantasy Tip: Baez has had a rough year after losing out on a roster spot out of spring training with the Cubs. He also has dealt with injuries and a death in the family, but he has rebounded to hit .325/.399/.567 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in two minor league stops. Baez still has plenty of upside, especially in the power department for a middle infielder. A move to pitcher-friendly Petco Park would likely make him a little less attractive for speculative owners in all leagues.

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Cubs | Javier Baez activated from DL

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:13:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez (finger) has been activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Baez will remain at Class AAA Iowa for the time being, but he could find himself headed to a major league roster shortly after Friday's trade deadline. Both Baez and Starlin Castro have been mentioned in trade rumors, and Baez should be back in the majors before long.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Des Moines Register - Tommy Birch

Cubs | Javier Baez set to start rehab assignment

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:18:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez (finger) is expected to start a rehab assignment this week in Arizona. Baez remains a candidate to be traded by the non-waiver trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Baez was rumored to be close to a re-call before injuring his finger. A high strikeout rate will be an issue for Baez if he can make his way to a Major League roster this season, but he did have nine home runs in just 229 plate appearances last season, and he'll provide a boost to power-hungry owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Gordon Wittenmyer

Cubs | Javier Baez could be up in second half

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:50:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez (finger) could become the team's starting second baseman once his broken finger is fully healed. Baez would replace 2B Addison Russell at second base or allow him to move over to shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Although Baez struggled mightily in his first big-league experience in 2014, he was hitting .314 (44-for-158) with eight home runs and 29 RBI for Class AAA Iowa before being injured and was very close to a call-up to help the Cubs in interleague play. Russell end the first half with just four hits in 30 at-bats (.133) in July to drop his average under .230 on the season. Baez will be a popular waiver wire acquisition in all leagues if he returns to the show in the second half.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Phil Rogers

Cubs | Javier Baez resumes activities

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:57:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs minor league 2B Javier Baez (finger) is beginning to resume baseball activities, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is recovering from a broken finger sustained while playing for Class AAA Iowa last month. He could resume playing in several weeks and is worthy of being stashed in NL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.

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Cubs | Javier Baez fractures finger

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 17:00:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez (finger) suffered a fractured left ring finger sliding into second base Sunday, June 7, and is expected to miss four to eight weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously, the injury will delay a potential call to the majors, and outside of deep mixed leagues, you can hold off on stashing him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers

Cubs | Javier Baez hits monster homer

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 05:16:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez crushed a home run off the outfield light tower Saturday, June 6, in a win for Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is hitting for an average of .308, with seven home runs and six stolen bases. Baez has been getting his reps at third base of late, and it seems he could be in the major leagues as soon as his defense is deemed to be passable.

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Cubs | Javier Baez starting at third

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:26:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is starting at third base with Class AAA Iowa Wednesday June 3.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is hitting .325 with seven home runs, six doubles and 26 RBI in his first 32 games with Iowa, and he is currently riding a five-game hitting streak with .351 batting average with four homers over his last 10 games. With Jorge Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) injured, theoretically, Baez could be recalled to Chicago to man the hot corner with Kris Bryant ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) moving to the outfield. Don't rule out a speculative Baez add in deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Des Moines Register - Tommy Birch

Cubs | Javier Baez call-up coming soon?

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:28:11 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is playing some third base in the minor leagues, and it could suggest that the Cubs are considering bringing him up soon. Baez has been blocked at the major league level at shortstop and second base by SS Starlin Castro and 2B Addison Russell. Baez is hitting .325 with seven home runs, six doubles and 26 RBI in his first 32 games with Class AAA Iowa, and he's riding a five-game hitting streak in which he's hitting .351 with four homers in 10 games.

Fantasy Tip: Baez hit only .169 (36-for-213) with 95 strikeouts in his first taste of the bigs in 2014, and he's struggled with making contact in the minors. He's cut down on his whiffs drastically on the farm this year, though, which could signal that he's ready for the majors this time around. He's worth stashing now in all formats if you have the room.

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Cubs | Chicago being patient with Javier Baez

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:35:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez is batting .321 through 23 games in May with Class AAA Iowa, but the organization is being patient with the prospect. However, senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod noted there are daily conversations about Baez joining the Cubs, and that there is potential Baez may audition in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to stash Baez is all deep mixed and NL-only formats, as he has huge power potential for a middle infielder. However, there currently isn't an everyday job for him, unless he -- or another young infielder -- moves to the outfield. Expect Baez to force the issue with his bat at some point, and he could even be the big fish in a trade. Continue to check back for updates and monitor the young sluggers progress with Iowa.

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