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Javier Báez
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 28

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 357 331 48 81 22 65 13 .245 .289 .483 .773
8 Seasons 3065 2869 419 752 140 443 76 .262 .302 .474 .777
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .245 22 65 13 .773
8 Seasons .262 140 443 76 .777

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 33.2 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 1357 204 27 13.2 90.6 116.7 11.8 29.4 .222 .432 .327 .306 .461 46.1 36.4 4.2
10352 1875 194 10.3 89.8 116.7 10.4 30.9 .242 .442 .332 .308 .414 40.2 28.3 4.5
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




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 724 53.4 174 161 38 21 4 2 11 61 101 .236 .237 .491 .474 .328 .334 92.8 9 36.6 30.2
2021 Breaking 456 33.6 134 127 35 23 4 0 8 50 79 .276 .222 .496 .420 .336 .289 87.1 19 43.9 29.9
2021 Offspeed 177 13.0 48 43 8 4 1 0 3 19 24 .186 .164 .419 .311 .299 .255 89.6 3 49.5 31.1
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 40.8 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 37.8 35.6 26.6 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 47.5 27 17.6 7.8 39.2 42.6 18.1 4.4 35.8 21.1 17.2 7.8 13.2
48.4 22 22.9 6.8 36.8 39.4 23.8 3.9 35.7 20.5 21.2 6 10.3
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 -19.5 0 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .226 .127 0
2021 Splitter -6.7 -1 22 1.6 8 0 0 0 64.7 62.5 50 .123 .134 .117 66.7
2021 Cutter 3.5 3 85 6.3 27 .346 .731 .493 25.5 22.2 30 .299 .683 .426 45
2021 Curveball -1.9 -2 122 9 32 .267 .4 .292 40.3 40.6 25 .203 .323 .243 27.8
2021 Changeup 2.8 4 153 11.3 39 .235 .529 .409 47.2 35.9 27.5 .177 .355 .305 35
2021 Sinker 0.1 0 201 14.8 53 .255 .468 .352 26.3 18.9 27.8 .281 .51 .381 48.6
2021 4-Seamer -1.3 -6 438 32.3 94 .193 .432 .291 43.4 47.9 30.8 .195 .392 .285 63.6
2021 Slider 2.8 9 334 24.6 102 .278 .526 .369 45.3 36.3 32.2 .228 .45 .303 41
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 .239 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 -2 329 16.4 98 .239 .511 .346 21.3 18.4 28.6 .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 2 655 32.7 144 .279 .559 .378 35.2 38.9 27.9 .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 -6 141 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 -2 577 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 94 354 -1 -3 0 2 -2
2016 504 1892 -1 -13 -3 6 -11
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 356 1357 7 -9 1 8 7
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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 43.2 73.1 78.6 35.8 44.4 35.5 30 51.8 32.9 5.5 82.4
2016 1683 43.4 68.1 78.8 41.5 59.1 40.3 28 53 28.4 7.3 75
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 1357 41.2 76 67.5 44.9 47.8 39.2 44 57.7 41 5.5 83.8
10352 42.8 73.7 75.1 42.4 50.4 39.9 40.6 55.8 35 6 81.3
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

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 29 23 3 18 92
2017 16 22 48 60 7 60 66 47 53 10 17 2 85 92
2018 68 69 88 89 24 96 91 79 81 17 7 4 89 94
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 94
2021 29 15 60 76 2 77 85 74 78 1 4 0 83 23
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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 26.6 2 9 17 13 44.8
2020 25 8 7 1 2 1 6 75
2021 26 22 19.6 2 3 14 10 45.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 29 29 29 24 32 25 28 31 27 22 30 31 18 27 25 30 23 25 20 30 18 27 28 25 24 32 26 28 27 24 32
2020 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8
2021 22 23 19 22 23 18 19 22 19 19 21 21 14 16 18 21 15 21 18 20 14 16 19 21 23 23 19 20 22 19 22
! 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 90.6 1.2
Launch Angle 12.3 14.1 1.8 10.1 -4 9.7 -0.4 7.7 -2 10.3 2.6 11.8 1.5
Barrel % 9.6 5.7 -3.9 8.4 2.7 12.6 4.2 12.7 0.1 8.1 -4.6 13.2 5.1
Hard Hit % 32.7 33.2 0.5 36 2.8 43.4 7.4 43.6 0.2 40.3 -3.3 46.1 5.8
Sweet Spot % 44.2 25.6 -18.6 28.2 2.6 33.1 4.9 36.3 3.2 24.8 -11.5 29.4 4.6
xBA .243 .223 -0.02 .238 0.015 .262 0.024 .262 0 .215 -0.047 .222 0.007
BA .289 .273 -0.016 .273 0 .29 0.017 .281 -0.009 .203 -0.078 .245 0.042
xwOBA .284 .272 -0.012 .293 0.021 .338 0.045 .333 -0.005 .276 -0.057 .306 0.03
wOBA .315 .316 0.001 .326 0.01 .366 0.04 .347 -0.019 .256 -0.091 .327 0.071
xSLG .375 .361 -0.014 .425 0.064 .494 0.069 .502 0.008 .38 -0.122 .432 0.052
SLG .408 .423 0.015 .48 0.057 .554 0.074 .531 -0.023 .36 -0.171 .483 0.123
K% 30 24 -6 28.3 4.3 25.9 -2.4 27.8 1.9 31.9 4.1 36.4 4.5
BB% 5 3.3 -1.7 5.9 2.6 4.5 -1.4 5 0.5 3 -2 4.2 1.2
Swing % 51.8 53 1.2 56.5 3.5 57.9 1.4 55.5 -2.4 53.2 -2.3 57.7 4.5
Whiff% 32.9 28.4 -4.5 36.2 7.8 33.8 -2.4 35.5 1.7 37.8 2.3 41 3.2
In Zone % 43.2 43.4 0.2 44.6 1.2 42.7 -1.9 42 -0.7 42.1 0.1 41.2 -0.9
Out of Zone % 56.8 56.6 -0.2 55.4 -1.2 57.3 1.9 58 0.7 57.9 -0.1 58.8 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 35.8 41.5 5.7 42.9 1.4 43.4 0.5 42.6 -0.8 38.6 -4 44.9 6.3
First Pitch Swing % 30 28 -2 34.3 6.3 48.4 14.1 47.4 -1 39.1 -8.3 44 4.9
First Pitch Strike % 68.8 60.7 -8.1 61 0.3 66.5 5.5 65.8 -0.7 62.6 -3.2 66.7 4.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 432 96 22.2 .316 .329
2017 R 488 54 11.1 .321 .380
2018 R 630 50 7.9 .366 .345
2019 L 1 1 100.0 .000
2019 R 552 50 9.1 .347 .344
2020 L 1 1 100.0 1.238
2020 R 234 38 16.2 .252 .251
2021 L 1 0 0.0 .000
2021 R 355 34 9.6 .312 .476

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