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Javier Báez
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #9, Chicago Cubs | Arlington Country Day (FL) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 547 502 80 133 31 87 18 .265 .319 .494 .813
8 Seasons 3255 3040 451 804 149 465 81 .264 .307 .477 .784
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .265 31 87 18 .813
8 Seasons .264 149 465 81 .784

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 23 311 52 5 9.6 91.7 112.4 12.3 44.2 .243 .375 .315 .284 .391 32.7 30 5
2016 24 1683 316 18 5.7 88.4 112.3 14.1 25.6 .223 .361 .316 .272 .333 32.3 24 3.3
2017 25 1845 333 28 8.4 87.9 113.3 10.1 28.2 .238 .425 .326 .293 .402 36 28.3 5.9
2018 26 2245 444 56 12.6 90.6 113.7 9.7 33.1 .262 .494 .366 .338 .444 43.4 25.9 4.5
2019 27 2002 377 48 12.7 91.1 114.1 7.7 36.3 .262 .502 .347 .333 .448 43.6 27.8 5
2020 28 909 149 12 8.1 89.4 116 10.3 24.8 .215 .380 .256 .276 .383 40.3 31.9 3
2021 29 2065 321 43 13.4 90.1 116.7 10.6 32.7 .241 .455 .344 .325 .465 45.2 33.6 5.1
Player 11060 1992 210 10.5 89.8 116.7 10.3 31.3 .244 .445 .334 .311 .418 40.2 28.4 4.7
MLB 6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 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, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 1100 53.3 263 236 61 39 6 2 14 82 155 .258 .248 .479 .465 .345 .344 90.7 8 35.3 28.8
2021 Breaking 703 34.0 211 201 60 37 9 0 14 78 125 .299 .240 .552 .462 .367 .311 88.0 15 45.0 31.6
2021 Offspeed 262 12.7 71 65 12 6 3 0 3 24 41 .185 .219 .369 .397 .270 .297 91.0 9 47.2 27.6
2020 Fastballs 472 52.0 106 99 25 18 3 1 3 35 66 .253 .224 .394 .360 .289 .275 91.6 4 34.0 29.7
2020 Breaking 367 40.4 107 101 16 8 5 0 3 34 67 .158 .186 .297 .346 .219 .253 85.8 15 41.5 26.4
2020 Offspeed 69 7.6 22 22 4 1 1 0 2 6 16 .182 .306 .500 .626 .276 .391 89.1 9 39.5 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 38.5 17.3 38.5 5.8 36.5 34.6 28.8 0 34.6 25 25 3.8 9.6
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
2017 49.8 21.9 19.8 8.4 35.4 42.3 21.9 3.6 36.3 21 22.5 5.7 8.4
2018 47.1 22.1 23.6 7.2 37.6 35.6 26.4 3.4 36 18.2 21.4 6.1 12.6
2019 50.4 22.5 24.7 2.4 31.6 40.6 27.9 3.7 37.7 17.5 22.3 5 12.7
2020 50.3 18.8 22.1 8.7 40.3 34.9 24.8 5.4 34.9 22.1 20.1 7.4 8.1
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
Player 48.2 21.9 23 6.8 37 38.6 24 3.9 35.7 20.1 21.5 6 10.5
MLB 45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6
! 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 %
2021 N/A -12.7 -1 4 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .287 .206 50
2021 Splitter -7 -2 25 1.2 9 0 0 0 63.2 66.7 54.5 .104 .112 .094 66.7
2021 Cutter 3.1 4 138 6.7 39 .324 .703 .465 27.2 20.5 27.6 .306 .647 .417 41.4
2021 Curveball 1.8 3 191 9.2 51 .34 .702 .459 42.9 39.2 25.6 .275 .599 .396 39.3
2021 Changeup 1 2 233 11.3 60 .222 .444 .349 45.7 30 23.7 .239 .449 .342 41.7
2021 Sinker -0.1 0 343 16.6 93 .275 .412 .354 25.9 18.3 29.8 .268 .444 .36 41.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 619 30 131 .227 .454 .326 42 43.5 28.6 .217 .422 .313 60.3
2021 Slider 1.9 10 512 24.8 160 .286 .506 .363 45.7 36.3 34.3 .229 .419 .288 41.2
2020 Splitter 49.9 2 4 0.4 2 1 2.5 1.45 25 0 0 .986 2.577 1.467 50
2020 Cutter -3 -2 69 7.6 11 .2 .2 .227 41.2 36.4 36.4 .166 .185 .202 50
2020 Changeup -4.4 -3 65 7.2 20 .1 .3 .163 41.2 30 46.2 .238 .431 .284 35.7
2020 Curveball -1.9 -2 96 10.6 36 .147 .265 .254 46 38.9 31.1 .191 .345 .254 35
2020 Sinker -2.9 -4 145 16 41 .243 .378 .337 19.4 12.2 20.8 .295 .421 .342 51.5
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -4 258 28.4 54 .269 .442 .306 40.2 48.1 31.3 .185 .351 .238 48.1
2020 Slider -1.1 -3 272 29.9 71 .164 .313 .242 40 28.2 23.8 .183 .346 .251 29.8
2019 Splitter -2.8 0 15 0.7 7 .167 .167 .229 25 28.6 20 .148 .23 .241 25
2019 Cutter -0.8 -1 114 5.7 31 .321 .357 .34 31.1 12.9 18.2 .24 .282 .272 12.5
2019 Changeup 0.8 1 179 8.9 51 .289 .556 .386 40.9 25.5 22.4 .276 .451 .334 55.9
2019 Curveball 4.5 10 229 11.4 81 .383 .679 .451 37.4 25.9 24.7 .317 .587 .376 43.3
2019 Sinker -0.5 -2 325 16.2 98 .239 .511 .346 20.4 18.4 29.5 .268 .475 .335 41.9
2019 Slider 0.8 4 463 23.1 139 .243 .478 .312 41.4 27.3 29.5 .253 .48 .313 34.7
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 2 659 32.9 144 .279 .559 .378 35.6 38.9 27.6 .254 .591 .363 61.3
2018 Splitter -6.7 -2 27 1.2 8 0 0 0 50 62.5 35.7 .011 .012 .013 0
2018 Cutter -4 -6 142 6.3 34 .129 .258 .19 42.5 32.4 32.4 .282 .458 .34 57.1
2018 Changeup 2 3 172 7.7 58 .245 .453 .331 35.9 24.1 25.5 .268 .438 .337 30.8
2018 Curveball 4.8 12 260 11.6 104 .327 .653 .446 37.3 27.9 29.6 .275 .53 .363 40.5
2018 Sinker 1.3 5 399 17.8 111 .394 .558 .466 13.4 9 12.7 .338 .547 .398 47.4
2018 Slider -0.4 -2 576 25.7 158 .26 .519 .337 42.8 34.2 29.2 .199 .405 .267 39.4
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 7 652 29 160 .285 .636 .398 31.4 26.9 24.7 .279 .59 .382 48.6
2018 N/A 1 0
2017 Knuckleball -0.4 0 10 0.5 3 .333 .667 .417 28.6 33.3 50 .015 .035 .021 0
2017 Splitter -2.8 -1 29 1.6 8 .125 .125 .113 47.1 62.5 31.3 .091 .126 .094 0
2017 Cutter -2.4 -2 82 4.4 22 .1 .25 .171 52.6 40.9 36 .173 .488 .289 33.3
2017 Changeup -0.1 0 178 9.6 44 .262 .381 .288 42.1 29.5 30.2 .224 .301 .237 26.7
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 215 11.7 68 .194 .403 .257 45.8 42.6 35.8 .205 .381 .253 31.6
2017 Sinker 0.7 2 329 17.8 92 .398 .489 .408 20.5 12 18 .294 .378 .299 34.2
2017 Slider 0.1 0 412 22.3 110 .26 .5 .363 41.9 30 25.8 .215 .383 .273 30.1
2017 4-Seamer 1.2 7 583 31.6 144 .281 .585 .39 32.1 29.9 23.2 .266 .573 .367 48.9
2017 N/A 2 0.1
! 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 -13
2015 94 355 -1 -3 0 2 -2
2016 518 1933 -2 -11 -3 6 -10
2017 519 1953 4 0 -4 4 5
2018 635 2233 21 -9 -2 9 20
2019 552 1985 9 -4 5 5 15
2020 243 946 -6 -13 -1 3 -17
2021 545 2065 12 -10 -3 14 13
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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 51.8 32.9 5.5 82.4
2016 1683 43 68.2 78.9 41.6 59.1 40.3 28 53 28.4 7.2 74.6
2017 1845 44.6 73.2 75 42.9 47.3 42.5 34.3 56.5 36.2 5.2 89.6
2018 2245 42.7 77.3 78.6 43.4 49.5 38.8 48.4 57.9 33.8 5.2 85.2
2019 2002 42 73.5 74.8 42.6 50.5 40.2 47.4 55.5 35.5 6 76.5
2020 909 42.1 73.4 70.1 38.6 49.8 39.1 39.1 53.2 37.8 7.7 80
2021 2065 39.6 75.9 70.3 44.5 46.7 40.2 41.5 56.9 40.5 5 85.4
Player 11060 42.3 73.8 75.2 42.5 50.1 40.1 40.4 55.7 35.3 5.8 81.6
MLB 48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 82
2016 7 8 20 34 3 35 40 38 27 23 3 18 92
2017 16 22 48 60 7 60 66 47 53 10 17 2 85 96
2018 67 69 88 89 24 96 91 79 81 17 7 4 89 92
2019 53 62 82 83 16 88 88 83 76 13 11 3 87 100
2020 8 14 28 46 2 61 51 61 55 7 2 4 75 100
2021 46 30 67 75 14 77 85 67 74 3 6 0 86 82
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 25.2 29 26.9 2 7 18 14 48.3
2020 25 8 7.1 1 3 1 6 75
2021 25.9 31 28.7 2 4 21 14 45.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 29 29 29 23 32 26 30 31 23 23 31 30 18 28 25 31 23 30 24 29 18 27 26 25 25 32 26 27 27 25 34
2020 8 7 8 7 7 7 0 7 7 7 8 7 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 8
2021 31 30 30 33 35 25 27 31 26 28 32 30 20 24 26 33 21 34 27 30 18 26 26 33 31 33 30 28 30 28 36
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.7 88.4 -3.3 87.9 -0.5 90.6 2.7 91.1 0.5 89.4 -1.7 90.1 0.7
Launch Angle 12.3 14.1 1.8 10.1 -4 9.7 -0.4 7.7 -2 10.3 2.6 10.6 0.3
Barrel % 9.6 5.7 -3.9 8.4 2.7 12.6 4.2 12.7 0.1 8.1 -4.6 13.4 5.3
Hard Hit % 32.7 32.3 -0.4 36 3.7 43.4 7.4 43.6 0.2 40.3 -3.3 45.2 4.9
Sweet Spot % 44.2 25.6 -18.6 28.2 2.6 33.1 4.9 36.3 3.2 24.8 -11.5 32.7 7.9
xBA .243 .223 -0.02 .238 0.015 .262 0.024 .262 0 .215 -0.047 .241 0.026
BA .289 .273 -0.016 .273 0 .29 0.017 .281 -0.009 .203 -0.078 .265 0.062
xwOBA .284 .272 -0.012