|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||530.00||14.00||.258||40.00||66.00||24.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati||29||5||0|| .226|| .207|| .172|
|vs RHP||205||43||6|| .235|| .346|| .210|
|Last 10 Games|
|Junior Lake optioned to the minors Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A Friday.
Lake opened the season as a starter, but struggled out of the gate. Over 291 at-bats, he's hit .216/.243/.364. Lake stressed a need for regular at-bats, and should get those in the minors.
|Cubs might demote Junior Lake or Mike Olt to Triple-A |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) In order to keep Arismendy Alcantara on the roster, the Cubs might be faced with a difficult decision to to demote outfielder Junior Lake or infielder Mike Olt, who are both struggling offensively, to Triple-A Iowa, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
"I don’t want to speculate on any of that," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday. "They’ve been working hard. They stay positive, and they’ve been handling it extremely well. One of the things I try to talk to them about is not to focus so much on the results. I want them to focus on the at-bat."
|Junior Lake returns Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/28/14) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake has returned to the team's starting lineup Saturday.
Lake is dealing with head and knee issues after running into the wall a few days ago. Lake has returned, and will hit leadoff against the Nationals Saturday. Lake is hitting .239/.269/.420 over 226 at-bats.
|Junior Lake a no-go for Friday game |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/27/14) Head and knee contusions sustained when he collided with an oufield wall Thursday has Cubs left fielder Junior Lake absent from the Friday lineup against Washington.
Lake passed a concussion test and is not expected to miss significant time. He has been struggling a bit with just seven hits in his last 32 at-bats.
|Junior Lake escapes collision without major injury |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/27/14) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake escaped his collision with the outfield wall Thursday without much more than a few bruises, according to MLB.com.
Lake hit the a door in the outfield while diving for a catch, but appears to have avoided serious injury. He was tested for a concussion following the game and showed no symptoms. He walked off the field without assistance, though it is not clear if he is expected to miss any time moving forward.
|Though something of an afterthought in the Cubs farm system with all the high draft picks in recent seasons, Junior Lake got a chance to claim an everyday role with a midseason promotion in 2013. He knew what to do with it, too, hitting .519 with two home runs in his first six games. Obviously, he couldn't sustain that pace, but with each mini-slump, a mini-streak seemed to be just around the corner. If he hadn't ended the season in a 0-for-17 slump, he might be seen as more of a sleeper now. He was batting .306 with an .809 OPS before then. Of course, the power was mostly limited to just his first couple weeks on the job. He wasn't a great source of it in the minors, not even in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Now that he's no longer eligible at shortstop, Lake's modest skills might not be enough to sustain him in Fantasy. Keep in mind, too, he did most of his damage against lefties, batting .377 with a .956 OPS compared to .251 and .692 against righties, which may ultimately land him in a platoon role. Lake is intriguing enough for NL-only owners, but he lacks the upside to justify a draft pick in mixed leagues.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/27/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|8/28/14||@ CIN||12:35 pm||Dylan Axelrod|
|8/29/14||@ STL||8:15 pm||Shelby Miller|
|8/30/14||@ STL||2:15 pm||Justin Masterson|
|8/30/14||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Lackey|
|8/31/14||@ STL||2:15 pm||John Lackey|
|9/1/14||MIL||2:20 pm||Jimmy Nelson|