Javier Baez Stats

Javier Baez was born on Tuesday, December 1, 1992, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Baez was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 5, 2014, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Javier Baez baseball stats page.

"The most powerful swing in all of minor league baseball begins each at-bat with a cold stare of indifference. And ends in a blur of violence. But when Javier Baez connects, when he syncs up his waist-high leg kick with the serpentine coil of his arms and his torso, what you marvel at is not the trajectory of the ball or the distance it travels. It's the sound that bat and ball make when they meet. It's a mixture of hunger and rage. A sledgehammer striking iron." - Senior Writer Kevin Van Valkenburg on ESPN (August 26, 2015. After loss and injury, is Javier Baez finally ready for the Cubs? . Source )
Javier Baez

Javier Baez Autograph on a 2014 Bowman Inception (#PA-JB)
Javier Baez Autograph on a 2014 Bowman Inception (#PA-JB)

Birth Name:
Ednel Javier Báez ( Twitter : @javy23baez )
Nickname:
El Mago (The Magician)
Born On:
12-01-1992  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Arlington Country Day School (Jacksonville, FL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
08-05-2014 (Age 21)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2011 : 1st Round (9th) / Signing Bonus = $2,600,000
Javier Baez

Javier Baez Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Javier Baez

Javier Baez Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
2014 22 Cubs 52 213 25 36 6 0 9 0 20 15 0 95 0 0 1 5 .169 .227 .324
2015 23 Cubs 28 76 4 22 6 0 1 0 4 4 1 24 0 0 0 0 .289 .325 .408
2016 24 Cubs 142 421 50 115 19 1 14 2 59 15 3 108 1 2 11 8 .273 .314 .423
2017 25 Cubs 145 469 75 128 24 2 23 1 75 30 15 144 6 2 1 10 .273 .317 .480
2018 26 Cubs 160 606 101 176 40 9 34 1 111 29 8 167 1 4 5 10 .290 .326 .554
2019 27 Cubs 138 531 89 149 38 4 29 1 85 28 3 156 0 2 0 16 .281 .316 .531
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
6 Years 665 2,316 344 626 133 16 110 5 354 121 30 694 8 10 18 49 .270 .310 .484
Javier Baez

Javier Baez Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2014 Cubs 2B 25 25 630 116 4.6 111 60 51 5 18 n/a n/a n/a .957 4.76
2014 Cubs SS 30 27 765 139 4.6 134 45 89 5 22 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.73
2015 Cubs 1B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2015 Cubs 2B 17 5 179 30 1.8 29 13 16 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.37
2015 Cubs 3B 11 6 192 25 2.3 24 5 19 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.38
2015 Cubs SS 8 5 135 21 2.6 21 7 14 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.20
2016 Cubs 1B 6 2 63 22 3.7 22 18 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.43
2016 Cubs 2B 59 38 1,149 221 3.7 215 88 127 6 23 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.05
2016 Cubs 3B 62 36 1,112 125 2.0 118 27 91 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.87
2016 Cubs LF 2 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2016 Cubs SS 25 21 582 103 4.1 101 40 61 2 13 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.69
2017 Cubs 1B 4 0 3 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2017 Cubs 2B 80 56 1,511 241 3.0 237 105 132 4 33 n/a n/a n/a .983 4.23
2017 Cubs 3B 8 4 129 19 2.4 19 8 11 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.98
2017 Cubs RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2017 Cubs SS 73 67 1,720 267 3.7 256 91 165 11 39 n/a n/a n/a .959 4.02
2018 Cubs 1B 1 0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 27.00
2018 Cubs 2B 104 75 2,099 373 3.6 367 163 204 6 60 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.72
2018 Cubs 3B 22 18 428 50 2.3 47 11 36 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.96
2018 Cubs SS 65 52 1,388 230 3.5 272 67 155 8 29 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.32
2019 Cubs 3B 1 1 27 5 5.0 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
2019 Cubs SS 129 128 3,350 546 4.2 531 165 366 15 88 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.28
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 330 300 7,940 1,306 4.0 1,315 415 850 41 194 n/a n/a n/a .969 4.30
2B Totals 285 199 5,568 981 3.4 959 429 530 22 141 n/a n/a n/a .978 4.65
3B Totals 104 65 1,888 224 2.2 213 53 160 11 15 n/a n/a n/a .951 3.05
1B Totals 12 2 70 24 2.0 24 20 4 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.26
LF Totals 2 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
RF Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
6 Years 734 566 15,479 2,535 3.5 2,511 917 1,544 74 352 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.29
Javier Baez

Javier Baez Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
2014 Cubs 5 1 .833 0 0 0 23.7 2.2 10.7 - - -
2015 Cubs 1 2 .333 6 0 0 76.0 3.2 19.0 - - -
2016 Cubs 12 3 .800 18 3 0 30.1 3.9 7.1 - - -
2017 Cubs 10 3 .769 8 0 0 20.4 3.3 6.3 - - -
2018 Cubs 21 9 .700 9 0 0 17.8 3.6 5.5 - - -
2019 Cubs 11 7 .611 3 4 2 18.3 3.4 6.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
6 Years 60 25 .706 44 7 2 21.1 3.3 6.5 - - -
Javier Baez

Javier Baez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2014 Chicago Cubs 9 $500,000.00 - -
2015 Chicago Cubs 9 $507,500.00 - -
2016 Chicago Cubs 9 $521,000.00 - Stats
2017 Chicago Cubs 9 $609,000.00 - -
2018 Chicago Cubs 9 $657,000.00 Stats -
2019 Chicago Cubs 9 $5,200,000.00 Stats -


Ednel Javier Báez is an active Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs (2014-today). El Mago, his nickname, is a very versatile infielder with a great glove who helped lead the Cubbies to the World Series in 2016 , winning the League Championship Most Valuable Player Award along the way, the first Cub to ever receive the honor !

During that League Championship Series , Javier Baez stole home in the second inning of Game 1 , the nineteenth player in baseball history to steal home in a postseason game, but the first Cub to do it since 1907! Do you know who it was? [ Answer ]

Javier Baez is an excellent defender , a smooth fielding infielder who is comfortable around-the-horn, but he has never won a Gold Glove Award, and probably won't due to him being used at a variety of positions each season. However, the Fielding Bible Award does recognize a Multi-Position winner, an honor Baez has received three years in a row (2016-2018). The press release said:

When slick fielding shortstop Addison Russell went out with injury, then later a suspension, Javy Baez stepped over from his second base position without missing a beat for the Cubs . His defense is elite at both second base and shortstop. He also moves to third base and first base, whenever needed, with tremendous success. He saved five runs at second base, three at shortstop and two more at third base in 2018. He led all infielders (not counting first baseman) with 46 Good Fielding Plays in 2018. He is excellent turning double plays from both second base and shortstop. His ability to make tags on throws is legendary.

Javier Baez was named the starting second baseman for the 2018 All-Star Game , his first All-Star selection. He was the second player in baseball history, behind Willie Mays , to have at least eighteen home runs, eighteen doubles, eighteen stolen bases, and five triples by the Midsummer Classic break!

On July 25, 2017 , Javier Baez tied the National League record for strikeouts in a 9-inning game (5) - a mark that had been tied previously by two additional Cubs , Geovany Soto and Ted Lilly . When Baez struck out five times again, on May 28, 2019, he not only became the first Cub to do it twice, he was the first National League player to ever do it twice ! TRIVIA: What American League player proceeded him? [ Answer ]

Last-Modified: October 8, 2019 2:40 PM EST

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