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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||505.00||21.00||.206||61.00||55.00||11.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||29||3||0|| .133|| .138|| .103|
|vs Fiers (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||164||29||6|| .229|| .317|| .177|
|12/27/2014||Garrett Richards, SP LAA||Christian Yelich, LF MIA|
Javier Baez, 2B CHC
|12/26/2014||Santiago Casilla, RP SF|
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
Javier Baez, 2B CHC
|Gerardo Parra, CF MIL|
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/24/2014||Cole Hamels, SP PHI|
Javier Baez, 2B CHC
|Jose Reyes, SS TOR|
Jose Quintana, SP CHW
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs prospect Javier Baez to begin rehab in Arizona
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) Cubs prospect Javier Baez posted on Instagram on Wednesday he is headed to the team's complex in Arizona to begin his rehab from a fractured finger, which he suffered June 7, per MLB.com.
Baez was expected to miss 4-8 weeks after suffering the injury.
Cubs prospect Javier Baez out 4-8 weeks with finger injury
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/7/15) Cubs premier infield prospect Javier Baez will be sidelined approximately 4-8 weeks with a fracture of the left ring finger sustained in a Triple-A game Sunday, per ESPN.
He will be re-evaluated to determine a more exact timeline for his absence.
Baez sustained the injury sliding head first into second base on a successful steal attempt. He was taken to the hospital for x-rays.
Baez boasts a .314 average with eight home runs and seven stolen bases for Iowa.
Cubs prospect Javier Baez to give third base a try
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/3/15) Cubs prospect Javier Baez is getting ready to play yet another new position with Triple-A Iowa. Baez, who has been splitting time between shortstop and second base, will make a start at third base at some point in the near future, Cubs director of player development Jaron Madison told The Des Moines Register.
The Cubs have been searching for a way to have Baez, Starlin Castro, Addison Russell and Kris Bryant in the lineup together. And, with Bryant getting looks in left field for the Cubs, moving Baez to third could be the final piece to that puzzle. Baez has reportedly already started taking grounders at the hot corner.
Baez has been red hot at the plate with Iowa. Over his last 10 games, the 2011 first-round draft pick is batting .351 (13 for 37) with four home runs and 12 RBI. He's still striking out at a high clip, with nine punchouts in that 10-game span.
The team has not declared when they expect to bring Baez back up to Chicago.
Cubs may use Javier Baez at designated hitter
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/1/15) The Cubs will play interleague road games in a week. The trip to A.L. parks means that the team needs to sort through candidates to play designated hitter.
"We have some ideas and thoughts,” manager Joe Maddon said, per ESPN. “We’ll see how it plays."
The Cubs may call up a prospect to take the at bats at DH, and Javier Baez is a candidate.
Baez was the team's 2011 first-round draft pick. He's hitting .306 with five home runs and 21 RBI at Triple-A.
"Javier is doing better,” Maddon said. “I hear a lot of good things about him." Baez was a spring cut after striking out too much. He has 32 this year.
Despite hitting .327 with 12 home runs at Double-A, 2014 first-rounder Kyle Schwarber isn't going to get the call.
"I heard that (outfielder Chris Denorfia) is doing better,” Maddon said. “I’m not sure if (Tommy La Stella) would be ready by that time. But no we haven’t talked about Schwarber yet."
Cubs pushing for consistency from prospect Javier Baez
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Cubs vice president of player development Jason McLeod isn't considering a promotion for prospect Javier Baez anytime soon, according to ESPN.com.
Baez, who primarily plays second base, is also not being considered for a move to the outfield as of yet, according to McLeod. Baez is one of Chicago's top prospects and is hitting .322 with 17 RBI in 90 at-bats for Triple-A Iowa this season.
|2014 summary: Javier Baez made it plain as he rose through the Cubs' farm system that he could crush minor league pitching, but he had yet to prove he could make consistent contact. At Triple-A Iowa, Baez raised doubts about his readiness for the majors through much of the season, but in 20 post-All-Star break games, he hit .342 with 20 strikeouts in 76 at-bats. That earned Baez his first big league promotion, and he responded by hitting three home runs in his first three games. Over the waning weeks of the season, the powerful blasts came less often for Baez, and the strikeouts piled up. Baez finished with nine home runs in just 52 games, but he batted .169 with 95 strikeouts in 213 at-bats.|
Playing time status: Despite a poor finish, the Cubs are expected to turn to Baez once again to be their starting second baseman. Though he may not play much shortstop in 2015, based on the 25 games he played there in 2014, he will be eligible there all season.
2015 outlook: Even with substantial improvement in his strikeout rate, Baez could struggle to stay above the Mendoza Line. Barring an utter collapse, Baez will still be a must-own in standard mixed Rotisserie leagues, as he can provide run production, double-digit steals and, of course, home run power. He's a mid-to-late round option in those formats, while he is strictly a late-rounder in standard mixed points leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/2/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm||Jacob deGrom|
|7/3/15||MIA||2:20 pm||Tom Koehler|
|7/4/15||MIA||7:15 pm||Jose Urena|
|7/5/15||MIA||2:20 pm||Mat Latos|
|7/6/15||STL||8:05 pm||John Lackey|
|7/7/15||STL||1:20 pm||Michael Wacha|
|7/7/15||STL||8:05 pm||Carlos Martinez|