|Ht./Wt.:||6-0, 190 lbs.|
Javier Baez made his major league debut in 2014, three years after he was selected by the Cubs in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2011 draft ... has appeared in 80 major league contests, including 28 last season ... has amassed a .288 batting average (434-for-1,509) with 88 doubles, 14 triples, 89 home runs and 300 RBI in 393 career minor league contests. Played for the World Team in the 2014 MLB Futures Game at Target Field in Minnesota ... delivered a two-run homer in the contest. Named the 2013 Cubs Minor League Player of the Year by the organization after combining to hit .282 (146-for-517) with 34 doubles, four triples, 37 homers and 111 RBI in 130 games with Class A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. Named the Cubs top prospect heading into the 2013 and 2014 seasons by Baseball America ... was ranked as the organization's second-best prospect heading into 2012 by the publication. The shortstop swiped 80 bases in his first five minor league seasons, and was caught just 20 times ... recorded an .887 OPS thanks to a .346 on-base percentage and a .541 slugging mark. w In five minor league seasons, recorded a .940 fielding percentage (97 E/1,629 TC) in 330 games at shortstop ... has played 42 games at second base and 11 games at third base in the minors. Participated in both the 2013 and 2014 Cubs Rookie Development Programs in Chicago. Graduated from Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2011.
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