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

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 546 513 58 123 14 58 9 .240 .280 .390 .670
9 Seasons 3801 3553 509 927 163 523 90 .261 .303 .464 .767
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .240 14 58 9 .670
9 Seasons .261 163 523 90 .767

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle 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 .247 .380 .315 .287 .399 32.7 30.0 5.0
2016 23 1683 316 18 5.7 4 88.3 112.3 14.2 25.6 .232 .376 .316 .283 .353 31.8 24.0 3.3
2017 24 1845 333 28 8.4 5.5 87.9 113.3 10.1 28.2 .239 .429 .326 .295 .406 36.0 28.3 5.9
2018 25 2245 444 56 12.6 8.7 90.6 113.7 9.6 33.1 .267 .504 .366 .344 .455 43.3 25.9 4.5
2019 26 2002 377 48 12.7 8.6 91.1 114.1 7.7 36.3 .264 .506 .347 .336 .453 43.6 27.8 5.0
2020 27 909 149 12 8.1 5.1 89.4 116.0 10.3 24.8 .218 .385 .256 .279 .391 40.3 31.9 3.0
2021 28 2065 321 43 13.4 7.9 90.1 116.7 10.6 32.7 .241 .455 .344 .325 .466 45.2 33.6 5.1
2022 29 1953 377 29 7.7 5.3 88.2 112.1 8.4 28.9 .229 .371 .291 .283 .356 37.5 25.5 4.6
Player 13013 2369 239 10.1 6.7 89.5 116.7 10.0 30.9 .245 .439 .328 .310 .415 39.7 27.9 4.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 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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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 32.6 24.7 20.3 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 52.0 22.0 20.7 5.3 40.6 34.7 24.7 2.7 41.4 21.2 21.8 4.0 7.7 5.3
Player 48.8 22.2 22.4 6.6 37.6 38.0 24.1 3.7 36.6 20.3 21.5 5.7 10.1 6.7
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 Slider -2.0 -13 665 34.1 205 .197 .323 .252 46.8 32.7 30.6 .189 .295 .224 28.8
2022 4-Seamer 1.7 9 508 26.0 113 .311 .544 .395 31.0 24.8 20.7 .247 .492 .341 57.9
2022 Sinker -2.5 -6 255 13.1 76 .214 .300 .273 18.0 11.8 26.5 .201 .270 .245 24.6
2022 Changeup 0.8 2 225 11.5 67 .258 .323 .306 30.8 16.4 17.2 .267 .417 .328 39.2
2022 Curveball 3.6 6 166 8.5 49 .298 .532 .366 44.0 30.6 25.9 .306 .487 .357 34.4
2022 Cutter -0.4 0 116 5.9 27 .192 .462 .328 29.0 22.2 20.7 .333 .475 .351 52.4
2022 Splitter -3.0 -1 17 0.9 8 .167 .167 .288 66.7 37.5 37.5 .133 .134 .267 66.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 624 30.2 133 .233 .467 .336 41.1 42.1 28.1 .221 .433 .321 60.0
2021 Slider 2.1 11 515 24.9 162 .276 .494 .359 45.5 37.0 34.7 .227 .415 .285 40.2
2021 Sinker 0.3 1 339 16.4 92 .266 .392 .354 27.7 19.6 31.6 .262 .425 .352 41.0
2021 Changeup 1.9 4 232 11.2 60 .218 .436 .374 46.1 31.7 24.7 .239 .449 .336 41.7
2021 Curveball 2.1 4 193 9.3 51 .362 .723 .476 42.5 37.3 24.7 .286 .609 .404 41.4
2021 Cutter 3.5 5 132 6.4 36 .353 .765 .504 27.3 16.7 24.0 .316 .683 .435 42.9
2021 Splitter -7.0 -2 25 1.2 9 .000 .000 .000 63.2 66.7 54.5 .104 .112 .094 66.7
2021 N/A -9.8 0 5 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 [object Object] .204 .287 .206 50.0
2020 Slider -0.5 -1 274 30.1 72 .176 .368 .283 39.2 27.8 23.5 .194 .390 .272 31.3
2020 4-Seamer -1.5 -4 255 28.1 53 .255 .431 .295 40.3 49.1 32.5 .187 .363 .244 53.8
2020 Sinker -2.9 -4 148 16.3 42 .263 .395 .359 20.0 11.9 18.5 .297 .413 .341 47.1
2020 Curveball -3.7 -3 91 10.0 34 .094 .094 .174 47.5 41.2 34.1 .165 .250 .210 27.8
2020 Cutter -3.0 -2 67 7.4 11 .200 .200 .227 42.4 36.4 36.4 .166 .185 .202 50.0
2020 Changeup -4.8 -3 65 7.2 20 .100 .300 .171 41.2 30.0 46.2 .251 .454 .299 35.7
2020 Splitter 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
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 4 650 32.5 143 .289 .593 .395 34.9 37.8 27.0 .263 .625 .379 61.7
2019 Slider 0.6 3 464 23.2 140 .241 .474 .312 41.3 27.1 29.5 .255 .483 .315 34.3
2019 Sinker -0.8 -3 334 16.7 99 .226 .462 .332 22.2 20.2 31.3 .254 .427 .312 41.1
2019 Curveball 4.4 10 230 11.5 82 .378 .671 .445 37.8 26.8 25.6 .313 .580 .371 43.3
2019 Changeup 0.7 1 179 8.9 51 .289 .556 .386 40.9 25.5 22.4 .276 .451 .334 55.9
2019 Cutter -0.8 -1 113 5.6 30 .333 .370 .352 31.7 13.3 18.2 .241 .277 .273 13.0
2019 Splitter -2.8 0 15 0.7 7 .167 .167 .229 25.0 28.6 20.0 .148 .230 .241 25.0
2018 4-Seamer 1.4 9 629 28.0 156 .293 .653 .411 30.6 25.0 23.9 .289 .610 .395 48.6
2018 Slider -0.2 -1 576 25.7 158 .260 .519 .345 42.8 34.2 29.2 .201 .410 .270 39.0
2018 Sinker 1.3 5 422 18.8 115 .380 .537 .454 15.7 12.2 15.6 .329 .532 .388 47.4
2018 Curveball 4.8 12 260 11.6 104 .327 .653 .446 37.3 27.9 29.6 .278 .541 .368 40.5
2018 Changeup 1.9 3 172 7.7 58 .245 .453 .327 35.9 24.1 25.5 .278 .455 .349 30.8
2018 Cutter -3.0 -4 142 6.3 34 .129 .258 .223 42.5 32.4 32.4 .291 .473 .350 57.1
2018 Splitter -6.7 -2 27 1.2 8 .000 .000 .000 50.0 62.5 35.7 .011 .012 .013 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.3 7 573 31.1 143 .291 .597 .401 31.4 29.4 23.1 .266 .564 .364 47.9
2017 Slider 0.5 2 412 22.3 110 .260 .500 .371 41.9 30.0 25.8 .215 .383 .273 30.1
2017 Sinker 0.3 1 339 18.4 93 .382 .472 .393 21.8 12.9 18.8 .297 .404 .310 35.4
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 215 11.7 68 .194 .403 .257 45.8 42.6 35.8 .205 .381 .253 31.6
2017 Changeup -0.2 0 178 9.6 44 .262 .381 .288 42.1 29.5 30.2 .224 .301 .237 26.7
2017 Cutter -2.5 -2 82 4.4 22 .100 .250 .171 52.6 40.9 36.0 .173 .488 .289 33.3
2017 Splitter -2.8 -1 29 1.6 8 .125 .125 .113 47.1 62.5 31.3 .091 .126 .094 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
! 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 91 350 -1 -6 0 2 -4
2016 510 1,901 -3 -11 -2 7 -9
2017 519 1,953 5 0 -4 4 6
2018 640 2,253 23 -8 -2 10 23
2019 552 1,985 9 -4 4 5 14
2020 243 946 -6 -14 -1 3 -18
2021 545 2,065 11 -6 -1 15 19
2022 545 1,952 -4 -3 1 1 -4
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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 5.5 82.4
2016 1,683 42.8 68.7 79.4 41.5 59.9 40.3 28.0 53.0 28.4 7.2 74.8
2017 1,845 44.6 73.2 75.0 42.9 47.3 42.5 34.5 56.5 36.2 5.2 89.6
2018 2,245 42.7 77.3 78.2 43.5 49.5 38.8 48.6 57.9 33.8 5.2 85.2
2019 2,002 42.0 73.5 74.8 42.6 50.5 40.2 47.5 55.5 35.5 6.0 76.5
2020 909 42.1 73.4 70.1 38.6 49.8 39.1 39.1 53.2 37.8 7.7 80.0
2021 2,065 39.6 75.9 70.3 44.5 46.7 40.2 41.6 56.9 40.5 5.0 85.4
2022 1,953 40.6 66.9 77.4 46.6 49.6 39.5 39.7 54.8 36.6 6.6 68.8
Player 13,013 42.0 72.9 75.4 43.1 50.1 40.0 40.4 55.6 35.5 5.9 79.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.4 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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
2015 89 81
2016 10 14 23 35 6 35 41 37 87 25 23 3 18 2 91
2017 15 21 49 59 6 60 66 47 92 53 10 17 2 1 85 97
2018 71 73 90 91 27 96 91 79 92 81 17 7 4 1 89 92
2019 54 63 82 82 15 88 88 82 93 76 13 11 3 2 87 100
2020 9 16 30 46 3 61 51 61 99 55 7 2 4 6 75 100
2021 45 30 68 74 15 77 85 67 98 73 3 6 1 1 86 84
2022 13 23 33 39 6 60 49 35 82 32 23 9 3 1 64 59
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.3 16 16.7 -1 10 12 7 43.8
2017 24.8 25 24.3 1 15 9 16 64.0
2018 24.7 34 32.7 1 9 23 16 47.1
2019 25.2 29 26.8 2 8 19 12 41.4
2020 25.0 8 7.1 1 2 1 6 75.0
2021 25.9 31 29.0 2 5 23 12 38.7
2022 25.4 14 19.3 -5 8 18 7 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 16 16 22 13 17 17 15 18 18 15 20 18 14 14 17 17 17 18 14 17 21 10 15 16 18 18 20 16 12 17 22
2017 25 22 29 21 23 26 23 25 25 25 26 24 21 19 23 25 24 26 19 24 33 22 22 27 25 23 26 21 24 24 33
2018 34 34 38 30 31 37 28 41 36 32 31 33 23 29 31 37 32 37 30 35 34 30 30 33 35 37 34 25 28 28 42
2019 29 30 27 23 29 26 30 32 28 22 28 30 19 26 24 30 25 30 17 26 28 26 26 24 26 31 29 27 27 25 34
2020 8 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 7 8 8 7 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9
2021 31 31 31 25 29 31 25 32 29 26 27 31 21 20 25 33 29 33 27 26 32 29 27 33 31 31 34 28 28 29 37
2022 14 21 24 16 21 27 22 17 22 17 24 17 12 11 17 23 26 18 15 18 25 19 16 15 18 23 22 15 16 13 29
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.7 88.3 -3.4 87.9 -0.4 90.6 2.7 91.1 0.5 89.4 -1.7 90.1 0.7 88.2 -1.9
Launch Angle 12.3 14.2 1.9 10.1 -4.1 9.6 -0.5 7.7 -1.9 10.3 2.6 10.6 0.3 8.4 -2.2
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 7.7 -5.7
Hard Hit % 32.7 31.8 -0.9 36 4.2 43.3 7.3 43.6 0.3 40.3 -3.3 45.2 4.9 37.5 -7.7
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 28.9 -3.8
xBA .247 .232 -0.015 .239 0.007 .267 0.028 .264 -0.003 .218 -0.046 .241 0.023 .229 -0.012
BA .289 .273 -0.016 .273 0