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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 47 45 4 9 3 8 3 .200 .234 .422 .656
8 Seasons 2755 2583 375 680 121 386 66 .263 .303 .472 .775
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .200 3 8 3 .656
8 Seasons .263 121 386 66 .775

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 311 52 5 9.6 91.7 112.4 12.3 44.2 .243 .375 .315 .284 .391 32.7 30 5
2016 1683 316 18 5.7 88.4 112.3 14.1 25.6 .223 .361 .316 .272 .333 33.2 24 3.3
2017 1845 333 28 8.4 87.9 113.3 10.1 28.2 .238 .425 .327 .294 .402 36 28.3 5.9
2018 2245 444 56 12.6 90.6 113.7 9.7 33.1 .262 .494 .369 .340 .444 43.4 25.9 4.5
2019 2002 377 48 12.7 91.1 114.1 7.7 36.3 .262 .499 .347 .332 .446 43.6 27.8 5
2020 909 149 12 8.1 89.4 116 10.3 24.8 .214 .377 .256 .274 .380 40.3 31.9 3
2021 183 24 2 8.3 92.1 111.3 11.5 16.7 .180 .353 .283 .243 .416 50 44.7 2.1
9178 1695 169 10 89.7 116 10.3 30.9 .244 .441 .332 .307 .408 39.6 27.5 4.5
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 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 85 46.4 16 15 1 0 0 0 1 11 4 .067 .077 .267 .253 .174 .170 94.1 24 69.6 57.9
2021 Breaking 71 38.8 23 22 6 4 1 0 1 8 14 .273 .209 .455 .377 .330 .264 90.4 10 43.9 36.4
2021 Offspeed 27 14.8 8 8 2 1 0 0 1 2 6 .250 .295 .625 .473 .369 .328 95.3 7 38.5 25.0
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 .345 .219 .252 85.8 15 41.5 26.4
2020 Offspeed 69 7.6 22 22 4 1 1 0 2 6 16 .182 .300 .500 .603 .276 .380 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 22.2 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 54.2 25 12.5 8.3 41.7 37.5 20.8 0 45.8 20.8 12.5 8.3 8.3
48.6 21.4 23.4 6.7 36.6 38.9 24.5 3.8 35.9 20.4 21.5 5.8 10
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Splitter -20.8 0 1 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .563 .644 .529 100
2021 Sinker 9.6 1 13 7.1 2 1 4 1.35 40 0 0 .914 3.498 1.232 100
2021 Cutter -7.8 -1 12 6.6 3 0 0 0 87.5 100 100 0
2021 Curveball -4.6 -1 18 9.8 5 .2 .2 .18 50 60 50 .221 .302 .221 100
2021 Changeup 5 1 26 14.2 7 .286 .714 .543 41.7 28.6 28.6 .257 .448 .299 40
2021 4-Seamer -4.3 -3 60 32.8 11 0 0 0 69.7 72.7 57.1 .021 .027 .021 66.7
2021 Slider 0.6 0 53 29 18 .294 .529 .369 41.4 27.8 31.3 .205 .399 .276 33.3
2020 Splitter 49.9 2 4 0.4 2 1 2.5 1.45 25 0 0 .92 2.321 1.339 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 .35 .238 48.1
2020 Slider -1.1 -3 272 29.9 71 .164 .313 .242 40 28.2 23.8 .183 .345 .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 .449 .332 55.9
2019 Curveball 4.5 10 229 11.4 81 .383 .679 .451 37.4 25.9 24.7 .317 .586 .375 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 .477 .312 34.7
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 2 655 32.7 144 .279 .559 .378 35.2 38.9 27.9 .254 .586 .361 61.3
2018 Splitter -6.6 -2 25 1.1 7 0 0 0 44.4 57.1 30.8 .013 .013 .015 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 1.8 3 173 7.7 59 .241 .444 .325 37.1 25.4 26.8 .263 .43 .331 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 12.8 .338 .547 .398 47.4
2018 Slider -0.4 -3 565 25.2 156 .255 .516 .331 43.4 34.6 30.2 .2 .408 .266 39.4
2018 4-Seamer 1.3 8 645 28.7 157 .291 .649 .406 30.7 25.5 23.4 .285 .602 .39 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 -2.9 -2 78 4.2 21 .1 .25 .145 52.6 42.9 39.1 .173 .488 .268 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 0.5 2 325 17.6 91 .391 .483 .402 20.7 12.1 18.3 .286 .369 .292 33.3
2017 Slider 0.1 0 416 22.5 111 .26 .5 .366 41.9 29.7 25.4 .215 .383 .276 30.1
2017 4-Seamer 1.3 7 587 31.8 145 .287 .588 .393 31.9 29.7 23.1 .271 .578 .371 49.5
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 47 183 -2 0 1 0 -2
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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 183 41.5 78.9 55 37.4 27.5 37.2 42.6 54.6 55 6 72.7
9178 43 73.4 75.8 41.9 50.4 40 40.1 55.5 34.5 6 80.8
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 82
2016 7 9 20 34 3 35 40 38 29 23 3 18 92
2017 16 21 48 60 7 60 66 47 53 10 17 2 85 89
2018 69 69 88 89 24 96 91 79 81 17 7 4 89 92
2019 52 62 80 82 15 88 88 83 76 13 11 3 87 100
2020 7 13 27 45 2 61 51 61 55 7 2 4 75 97
2021 10 11 29 52 4 38 54 79 79 2 5 0 52 69
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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 25.8 3 2 1 0 2 1 33.3

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 3 3 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 2 3
! 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 92.1 2.7
Launch Angle 12.3 14.1 1.8 10.1 -4 9.7 -0.4 7.7 -2 10.3 2.6 11.5 1.2
Barrel % 9.6 5.7 -3.9 8.4 2.7 12.6 4.2 12.7 0.1 8.1 -4.6 8.3 0.2
Hard Hit % 32.7 33.2 0.5 36 2.8 43.4 7.4 43.6 0.2 40.3 -3.3 50 9.7
Sweet Spot % 44.2 25.6 -18.6 28.2 2.6 33.1 4.9 36.3 3.2 24.8 -11.5 16.7 -8.1
xBA 0.243 0.223 -0.02 0.238 0.015 0.262 0.024 0.262 0 0.214 -0.048 0.18 -0.034
BA 0.289 0.273 -0.016 0.273 0 0.29 0.017 0.281 -0.009 0.203 -0.078 0.2 -0.003
xwOBA 0.284 0.272 -0.012 0.294 0.022 0.34 0.046 0.332 -0.008 0.274 -0.058 0.243 -0.031
wOBA 0.315 0.316 0.001 0.327 0.011 0.369 0.042 0.347 -0.022 0.256 -0.091 0.283 0.027
xSLG 0.375 0.361 -0.014 0.425 0.064 0.494 0.069 0.499 0.005 0.377 -0.122 0.353 -0.024
SLG 0.408 0.423 0.015 0.48 0.057 0.554 0.074 0.531 -0.023 0.36 -0.171 0.422 0.062
K% 30 24 -6 28.3 4.3 25.9 -2.4 27.8 1.9 31.9 4.1 44.7 12.8
BB% 5 3.3 -1.7 5.9 2.6 4.5 -1.4 5 0.5 3 -2 2.1 -0.9
Swing % 51.8 53 1.2 56.5 3.5 57.9 1.4 55.5 -2.4 53.2 -2.3 54.6 1.4
Whiff% 32.9 28.4 -4.5 36.2 7.8 33.8 -2.4 35.5 1.7 37.8 2.3 55 17.2
In Zone Swing % 43.2 43.4 0.2 44.6 1.2 42.7 -1.9 42 -0.7 42.1 0.1 41.5 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 56.8 56.6 -0.2 55.4 -1.2 57.3 1.9 58 0.7 57.9 -0.1 58.5 0.6
First Pitch Swing % 30 28 -2 34.3 6.3 48.4 14.1 47.4 -1 39.1 -8.3 42.6 3.5
First Pitch Strike % 68.8 60.7 -8.1 61 0.3 66.5 5.5 65.8 -0.7 62.6 -3.2 61.7 -0.9
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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 .322 .380
2018 R 630 50 7.9 .369 .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 R 47 2 4.3 .205 2.058

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