Javier Báez
SS | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #9, Chicago Cubs | Arlington Country Day (FL) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 590 555 64 132 17 9 .238 .278 .393 .671
2023 547 510 58 113 9 12 .222 .267 .325 .592
2024 229 216 17 38 1 6 .176 .210 .236 .446
11 Seasons 4,621 4,321 590 1,087 176 108 .252 .293 .436 .729
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .238 17 9 .671
2023 .222 9 12 .592
2024 .176 1 6 .446
11 Seasons .252 176 108 .729
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 22 311 52 5 9.6 6.3 91.7 112.4 12.3 44.2 .243 .375 .315 .283 .393 32.7 30.0 5.0
2016 23 1683 316 18 5.7 4.0 88.4 112.3 14.1 25.6 .229 .372 .316 .280 .348 32.3 24.0 3.3
2017 24 1845 333 28 8.4 5.5 87.9 113.3 10.1 28.2 .234 .423 .326 .291 .400 36.0 28.3 5.9
2018 25 2245 444 56 12.6 8.7 90.6 113.7 9.6 33.1 .262 .499 .366 .340 .449 43.3 25.9 4.5
2019 26 2002 377 48 12.7 8.6 91.1 114.1 7.7 36.3 .260 .500 .347 .332 .447 43.6 27.8 5.0
2020 27 909 149 12 8.1 5.1 89.4 116.0 10.3 24.8 .213 .380 .256 .275 .383 40.3 31.9 3.0
2021 28 2065 321 43 13.4 7.9 90.1 116.7 10.6 32.7 .237 .450 .344 .321 .460 45.2 33.6 5.1
2022 29 2092 411 33 8.0 5.6 87.9 112.1 9.6 29.7 .226 .374 .291 .281 .351 38.0 24.9 4.4
2023 30 1970 388 20 5.2 3.7 88.0 113.1 9.4 28.9 .234 .355 .261 .279 .334 39.7 22.9 4.4
2024 31 774 170 9 5.3 3.9 88.0 111.1 10.2 25.3 .219 .314 .198 .249 .295 37.3 21.4 3.5
Player 15896 2961 272 9.2 6.2 89.2 116.7 10.1 30.4 .239 .418 .312 .300 .392 39.6 26.8 4.5
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 38.5 17.3 38.5 5.8 36.5 34.6 28.8 0.0 34.6 25.0 25.0 3.8 9.6 6.3
2016 47.5 20.3 24.1 8.2 39.9 39.9 19.3 4.7 32.9 24.7 20.6 5.7 5.7 4.0
2017 49.8 21.9 19.8 8.4 35.4 42.3 21.9 3.6 36.3 21.0 22.5 5.7 8.4 5.5
2018 47.1 22.1 23.6 7.2 37.6 35.6 26.4 3.4 36.3 18.2 21.4 6.1 12.6 8.7
2019 50.4 22.5 24.7 2.4 31.6 40.6 27.9 3.7 37.7 17.5 22.3 5.0 12.7 8.6
2020 50.3 22.8 18.1 8.7 40.3 34.9 24.8 5.4 34.9 22.1 20.1 7.4 8.1 5.1
2021 46.7 24.9 20.6 7.8 40.2 37.7 22.1 4.4 35.5 18.4 20.9 7.2 13.4 7.9
2022 50.6 22.9 20.4 6.1 39.9 34.8 25.3 2.9 40.1 21.9 20.9 4.9 8.0 5.6
2023 50.5 23.5 21.4 4.6 37.4 38.1 24.5 3.1 39.9 21.9 21.9 7.0 5.2 3.7
2024 48.2 23.5 21.2 7.1 38.2 41.8 20.0 3.5 39.4 27.6 17.6 5.9 5.3 3.9
Player 48.8 22.6 22.2 6.5 37.6 38.2 24.0 3.6 37.1 21.0 21.3 5.9 9.2 6.2
MLB 44.5 23.7 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 191 24.7 53 .200 .240 .226 26.3 22.6 25.5 .241 .400 .284 56.4
2024 Slider -5.3 -10 187 24.2 63 .103 .103 .119 34.9 22.2 25.0 .159 .194 .184 23.9
2024 Sinker -1.2 -1 113 14.6 37 .243 .324 .272 5.2 5.4 15.4 .316 .421 .318 51.4
2024 Sweeper -1.9 -2 93 12.0 21 .190 .333 .224 47.2 33.3 18.9 .165 .272 .186 21.4
2024 Changeup -1.8 -1 58 7.5 19 .118 .176 .187 27.6 26.3 27.8 .193 .248 .244 41.7
2024 Curveball 3.5 2 53 6.8 17 .267 .400 .335 32.3 29.4 23.8 .315 .498 .387 30.0
2024 Cutter -0.5 0 43 5.6 11 .200 .400 .291 20.0 9.1 8.3 .189 .240 .233 11.1
2024 Split-Finger -3.9 -1 19 2.5 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 66.7 28.6 .096 .114 .087 0.0
2024 Slurve -11.5 -1 9 1.2 3 .000 .000 .000 16.7 0.0 0.0 .176 .193 .159 0.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -8 583 29.6 133 .175 .289 .276 34.3 33.1 23.9 .213 .357 .300 56.9
2023 Slider 0.9 4 443 22.5 144 .255 .372 .294 32.4 19.4 22.0 .246 .389 .289 38.2
2023 Sinker -3.1 -9 290 14.7 80 .208 .222 .254 16.3 10.0 19.5 .238 .271 .271 34.4
2023 Changeup 0.2 0 200 10.2 56 .218 .345 .282 28.4 16.1 20.5 .254 .383 .281 30.4
2023 Curveball -2.0 -3 148 7.5 46 .217 .391 .278 43.4 30.4 26.4 .252 .421 .286 28.1
2023 Cutter 0.2 0 133 6.8 30 .310 .414 .388 27.9 10.0 10.7 .243 .386 .281 38.5
2023 Sweeper -2.9 -3 115 5.8 41 .175 .225 .210 53.5 36.6 34.1 .171 .213 .178 32.0
2023 Split-Finger 5.3 2 41 2.1 13 .308 .538 .362 30.8 30.8 17.4 .297 .491 .333 77.8
2022 Slider -1.1 -6 579 27.7 185 .213 .376 .285 45.7 29.2 29.5 .206 .329 .246 28.8
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 10 568 27.2 125 .313 .548 .394 30.5 25.6 21.3 .245 .504 .342 58.3
2022 Sinker -2.9 -7 249 11.9 75 .203 .290 .265 16.7 12.0 29.0 .189 .257 .235 26.7
2022 Changeup 0.7 2 244 11.7 72 .242 .303 .307 31.5 16.7 16.7 .258 .405 .323 38.9
2022 Curveball 3.1 5 158 7.6 47 .283 .478 .333 41.9 29.8 26.4 .311 .482 .350 37.5
2022 Cutter 0.6 1 137 6.5 35 .265 .500 .340 27.3 25.7 22.5 .258 .379 .279 46.2
2022 Sweeper -5.1 -6 127 6.1 35 .114 .171 .123 47.5 37.1 28.9 .144 .221 .158 27.3
2022 Split-Finger -3.1 -1 19 0.9 9 .143 .143 .256 60.0 33.3 33.3 .106 .106 .231 50.0
2022 Slurve 3.2 0 10 0.5 5 .250 .500 .390 42.9 20.0 14.3 .220 .529 .394 33.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -6 638 30.9 137 .218 .444 .320 41.2 41.6 28.4 .214 .420 .312 57.4
2021 Slider 2.2 11 483 23.4 154 .270 .493 .358 44.8 37.0 35.0 .224 .420 .286 39.1
2021 Sinker 0.9 3 325 15.7 88 .293 .427 .380 26.8 19.3 30.9 .262 .433 .358 43.1
2021 Changeup 1.9 4 232 11.2 60 .218 .436 .374 46.1 31.7 24.7 .233 .443 .332 41.7
2021 Curveball 1.6 3 185 9.0 49 .356 .667 .455 42.6 36.7 24.3 .274 .547 .379 39.3
2021 Cutter 3.0 4 145 7.0 39 .378 .757 .512 29.1 15.4 21.4 .303 .650 .415 41.9
2021 Sweeper -2.5 -1 25 1.2 6 .167 .333 .208 62.5 66.7 44.4 .152 .192 .150 100.0
2021 Split-Finger -7.1 -2 25 1.2 9 .000 .000 .000 63.2 66.7 54.5 .101 .108 .091 66.7
2021 Slurve 88.8 2 2 0.1 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .963 3.771 1.899 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.4 -4 264 29.0 54 .255 .431 .303 39.7 48.1 32.1 .183 .359 .249 53.8
2020 Slider -0.8 -2 250 27.5 65 .180 .344 .283 40.0 26.2 23.0 .195 .376 .271 29.5
2020 Sinker -3.2 -4 139 15.3 41 .263 .395 .350 20.5 12.2 19.2 .287 .403 .323 47.1
2020 Curveball -3.4 -3 88 9.7 33 .097 .097 .179 48.2 42.4 35.0 .169 .256 .215 29.4
2020 Cutter -2.2 -2 72 7.9 11 .200 .200 .227 42.4 36.4 36.4 .161 .180 .197 50.0
2020 Changeup -4.8 -3 65 7.2 20 .100 .300 .171 41.2 30.0 46.2 .243 .446 .291 35.7
2020 Sweeper 0.7 0 19 2.1 7 .143 .571 .286 30.8 42.9 27.3 .137 .455 .238 50.0
2020 Split-Finger 49.8 2 4 0.4 2 1.000 2.500 1.450 25.0 0.0 0.0 .986 2.577 1.467 50.0
2020 Slurve -10.5 0 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 0.5 4 652 32.6 144 .287 .588 .392 34.9 38.2 27.4 .259 .617 .374 61.7
2019 Slider 1.2 5 438 21.9 128 .256 .504 .329 40.5 25.8 27.0 .260 .501 .324 34.8
2019 Sinker -0.7 -2 332 16.6 98 .228 .467 .335 22.2 19.4 30.2 .251 .424 .310 41.1
2019 Curveball 4.4 10 230 11.5 82 .378 .671 .445 37.8 26.8 25.6 .309 .576 .368 43.3
2019 Changeup 0.7 1 178 8.9 51 .289 .556 .386 40.9 25.5 22.4 .272 .445 .330 55.9
2019 Cutter -1.8 -2 117 5.8 33 .300 .333 .320 30.2 12.1 17.4 .236 .268 .265 15.4
2019 Sweeper -10.9 -2 20 1.0 8 .000 .000 .000 69.2 62.5 83.3 .051 .054 .048 0.0
2019 Split-Finger -2.5 0 16 0.8 7 .167 .167 .229 25.0 28.6 20.0 .145 .226 .238 25.0
2019 Slurve 33.7 1 2 0.1 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .507 1.127 .681 100.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 8 630 28.1 157 .291 .649 .409 30.5 24.8 23.9 .284 .602 .389 48.2
2018 Slider -0.1 -1 567 25.3 154 .260 .527 .348 42.8 33.8 28.9 .201 .414 .272 38.8
2018 Sinker 1.3 6 421 18.8 114 .383 .542 .458 15.8 12.3 15.6 .323 .527 .384 47.9
2018 Curveball 4.8 12 260 11.6 104 .327 .653 .446 37.3 27.9 29.6 .274 .537 .365 40.5
2018 Changeup 1.8 3 172 7.7 58 .245 .453 .327 35.9 24.1 25.5 .273 .449 .345 30.8
2018 Cutter -3.1 -4 141 6.3 34 .129 .258 .223 42.5 32.4 33.3 .286 .467 .346 57.1
2018 Split-Finger -6.7 -2 27 1.2 8 .000 .000 .000 50.0 62.5 35.7 .010 .010 .012 0.0
2018 Sweeper -4.0 0 10 0.4 4 .250 .250 .225 42.9 50.0 33.3 .051 .063 .054 50.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.3 7 573 31.1 143 .291 .597 .401 31.4 29.4 23.1 .263 .560 .362 47.9
2017 Slider 0.8 3 404 21.9 107 .267 .515 .382 41.3 28.0 24.2 .216 .388 .276 30.1
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 339 18.4 93 .382 .472 .393 21.8 12.9 18.8 .288 .394 .302 35.4
2017 Curveball -0.7 -1 218 11.8 69 .191 .397 .254 46.6 43.5 36.6 .199 .372 .246 31.6
2017 Changeup -0.2 0 176 9.5 44 .262 .381 .288 42.5 29.5 30.2 .218 .294 .232 26.7
2017 Cutter -2.7 -2 81 4.4 22 .100 .250 .171 52.6 40.9 36.0 .168 .482 .284 33.3
2017 Split-Finger -2.8 -1 31 1.7 8 .125 .125 .113 44.4 62.5 31.3 .089 .124 .092 0.0
2017 Knuckleball -0.4 0 10 0.5 3 .333 .667 .417 28.6 33.3 50.0 .015 .035 .021 0.0
2017 Sweeper -10.4 -1 6 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 66.7 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 227 936 -2 -12 -2 2 -14
2015 94 355 -1 -3 0 2 -2
2016 518 1,933 -2 -11 -2 6 -10
2017 519 1,953 5 0 -4 4 5
2018 640 2,253 23 -8 -2 10 23
2019 552 1,985 9 -4 4 5 14
2020 243 946 -5 -14 -1 3 -18
2021 545 2,065 11 -6 -1 15 19
2022 589 2,092 -2 -3 1 2 -3
2023 544 1,958 -4 -18 -1 6 -17
2024 227 766 -6 -10 -1 2 -15
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 311 43.4 72.6 78.6 35.8 44.4 35.4 30.0 51.8 32.9 5.8 83.3
2016 1,683 43.0 68.0 78.9 41.7 59.3 40.5 28.0 53.0 28.4 7.4 75.0
2017 1,845 44.5 73.3 75.0 42.9 47.3 42.4 34.5 56.5 36.2 5.3 89.7
2018 2,245 42.6 77.3 78.1 43.5 49.7 38.8 48.6 57.9 33.8 5.1 85.1
2019 2,002 41.9 73.5 75.0 42.6 50.4 40.3 47.5 55.5 35.5 5.9 76.3
2020 909 42.0 73.3 70.0 38.7 50.0 39.4 39.1 53.2 37.8 7.6 79.7
2021 2,065 39.5 75.8 70.6 44.6 46.5 40.2 41.6 56.9 40.5 5.0 85.6
2022 2,092 40.8 67.9 77.7 47.5 50.9 39.8 41.1 55.8 35.8 6.6 69.6
2023 1,970 44.3 68.2 78.3 44.0 53.5 39.6 38.6 54.8 32.6 6.3 65.0
2024 774 42.6 64.7 81.0 45.2 61.3 38.5 33.6 53.5 28.7 5.7 54.5
Player 15,896 42.3 71.8 76.1 43.5 51.2 39.9 40.0 55.5 34.7 6.0 76.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 90 83
2016 9 10 21 35 4 35 40 38 87 27 23 3 18 1 92 99
2017 12 15 45 59 4 60 66 47 92 53 10 17 2 1 85 96
2018 67 67 90 90 25 96 91 79 92 81 17 7 4 1 89 92
2019 51 54 79 82 12 87 88 83 93 76 13 11 3 2 86 100
2020 7 12 27 47 2 61 51 61 99 55 7 2 4 6 75 100 80
2021 40 25 63 74 11 77 85 67 98 74 3 6 1 1 86 79 85
2022 12 21 35 47 3 67 52 31 82 38 26 8 4 1 67 73 75
2023 7 21 12 14 4 26 19 23 85 42 42 3 12 1 71 95 69
2024 1 10 3 7 1 13 26 30 74 32 47 3 25 1 57 21 71
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Expected Home Runs

Adjusted

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.3 16 16.8 -1 8 13 6 37.5
2017 24.8 25 24.0 1 13 12 15 60.0
2018 24.7 34 33.3 1 9 24 16 47.1
2019 25.2 29 26.6 2 6 19 12 41.4
2020 25.0 8 7.3 1 2 1 6 75.0
2021 25.9 31 29.1 2 6 20 14 45.2
2022 25.4 17 21.3 -4 12 20 7 41.2
2023 25.3 9 9.6 -1 2 9 3 33.3
2024 26.1 1 1.9 -1 0 2 1 100.0
Player 25.1 170 170.0 0 58 120 80 47.1
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Expected Home Runs by Park

Adjusted

Year HR
2016 16 18 14 19 18 15 18 19 14 14 16 20 17 15 17 17 11 15 16 18 18 12 22 21 16 16 17 21 18 19 14
2017 25 24 23 26 26 23 26 22 19 20 23 28 24 25 22 27 21 21 25 23 23 25 31 25 23 22 22 32 26 23 19
2018 34 41 28 30 35 31 37 34 29 25 30 39 36 32 30 37 32 32 34 38 39 29 43 34 29 26 32 34 40 35 29
2019 29 30 18 28 28 30 30 30 25 19 24 28 30 23 29 27 26 26 25 29 25 27 33 29 25 27 25 28 31 26 18
2020 8 7 8 8 8 7 8 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 7 7 9 7 7 7 7 8 7 7 7
2021 31 31 28 26 32 26 33 30 22 20 22 30 31 26 30 33 27 28 32 33 31 28 37 33