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
2022 111 105 8 22 2 11 0 .210 .252 .324 .576
9 Seasons 3366 3145 459 826 151 476 81 .263 .305 .472 .777
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .210 2 11 0 .576
9 Seasons .263 151 476 81 .777

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 88.4 112.3 14.1 25.6 .233 .377 .316 .283 .354 32.3 24.0 3.3
2017 24 1845 333 28 8.4 5.5 87.9 113.3 10.1 28.2 .239 .428 .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 .266 .502 .366 .343 .453 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 .456 .344 .325 .467 45.2 33.6 5.1
2022 29 404 79 6 7.6 5.4 89.3 110.8 7.2 25.3 .227 .388 .258 .282 .343 35.4 23.4 4.5
Player 11464 2071 216 10.4 6.9 89.7 116.7 10.2 31.1 .247 .449 .332 .314 .423 40.0 28.2 4.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 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%
2022 Fastballs 177 43.8 49 46 13 7 4 0 2 6 40 .283 .302 .500 .577 .363 .386 93.6 5 25.0 13.6
2022 Breaking 168 41.6 45 44 7 5 2 0 0 17 27 .159 .185 .205 .274 .172 .205 85.8 17 52.8 28.8
2022 Offspeed 59 14.6 17 15 2 2 0 0 0 3 12 .133 .119 .133 .133 .187 .179 82.6 -7 44.1 20.0
2021 Fastballs 1,094 53.0 261 233 61 39 6 2 14 80 154 .262 .249 .485 .468 .351 .347 90.9 8 35.3 28.5
2021 Breaking 709 34.3 213 203 60 37 9 0 14 79 126 .296 .240 .547 .461 .364 .311 87.9 15 44.8 31.6
2021 Offspeed 262 12.7 71 66 12 6 3 0 3 25 41 .182 .219 .364 .397 .260 .291 91.0 9 47.5 28.4
! 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 % 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 57.0 19.0 17.7 6.3 40.5 38.0 21.5 0.0 46.8 20.3 19.0 5.1 7.6 5.4
Player 48.5 22.1 22.5 6.8 37.2 38.6 23.9 3.8 36.2 20.1 21.4 5.9 10.4 6.9
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 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 -4.2 -5 128 31.7 34 .147 .176 .120 51.8 41.2 30.4 .165 .245 .173 30.0
2022 4-Seamer 4.9 6 112 27.7 31 .310 .552 .416 18.9 9.7 9.7 .317 .680 .429 46.2
2022 Changeup -4.2 -2 56 13.9 16 .143 .143 .200 40.6 12.5 15.4 .127 .142 .192 33.3
2022 Curveball -1.0 0 40 9.9 11 .200 .300 .259 57.1 27.3 23.1 .250 .368 .303 14.3
2022 Sinker 0.1 0 34 8.4 10 .222 .222 .250 6.7 0.0 0.0 .208 .241 .243 22.2
2022 Cutter 7.5 2 31 7.7 8 .250 .625 .475 62.5 37.5 30.0 .352 .579 .393 60.0
2022 Splitter -9.2 0 3 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 616 29.8 131 .227 .454 .326 41.3 42.7 28.4 .218 .423 .313 59.4
2021 Slider 2.1 11 516 25.0 161 .277 .497 .361 45.6 36.6 34.3 .228 .418 .287 40.2
2021 Sinker 0.5 2 347 16.8 94 .275 .412 .367 27.4 19.1 30.5 .266 .442 .362 41.9
2021 Changeup 1.9 4 233 11.3 60 .218 .436 .374 46.1 31.7 24.7 .239 .449 .336 41.7
2021 Curveball 1.9 4 193 9.3 52 .354 .708 .467 42.5 38.5 25.6 .281 .599 .398 41.4
2021 Cutter 3.6 5 131 6.3 36 .353 .765 .504 26.3 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 -12.7 -1 4 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .204 .287 .206 50.0
2020 Slider -0.3 -1 278 30.6 73 .188 .391 .297 39.3 27.4 23.0 .199 .396 .276 32.7
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 -3.6 -3 92 10.1 34 .094 .094 .174 47.5 41.2 33.3 .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 0.4 3 649 32.4 142 .284 .567 .384 35.0 38.0 27.0 .258 .600 .368 61.3
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 -0.5 -2 335 16.7 100 .234 .500 .349 22.0 20.0 31.3 .262 .465 .328 41.9
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 .409 .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 .275 .530 .363 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 1.2 7 572 31.0 142 .286 .594 .398 31.5 29.6 23.1 .266 .565 .365 48.4
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 0.4 1 340 18.4 94 .389 .478 .399 21.7 12.8 18.8 .296 .402 .308 35.0
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 94 355 -1 -3 0 2 -2
2016 518 1,933 -3 -11 -2 6 -10
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 111 404 0 -1 1 -1 -1
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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 43.0 68.2 78.9 41.6 59.1 40.3 28.0 53.0 28.4 7.2 74.6
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 404 40.1 69.8 80.5 45.9 36.9 37.4 37.8 55.4 41.1 8.4 73.5
Player 11,464 42.2 73.6 75.2 42.6 49.6 40.0 40.4 55.7 35.5 5.9 81.2
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! 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 10 15 23 36 5 35 40 38 27 23 3 18 92
2017 15 21 48 59 6 60 66 47 53 10 17 2 85 97
2018 70 71 90 91 27 96 91 79 81 17 7 4 89 91
2019 54 62 82 82 16 88 88 83 76 13 11 3 87 100
2020 9 16 30 46 3 61 51 61 55 7 2 4 75 100
2021 45 30 68 74 14 77 85 67 74 3 6 1 86 81
2022 13 22 25 37 9 45 47 53 30 43 12 1 65 63
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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 2.0 7 18 14 48.3
2020 25.0 8 7.1 1.0 3 1 6 75.0
2021 25.9 31 28.7 2.0 4 21 14 45.2
2022 24.2 2 2.2 0.0 2 2 1 50.0

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
2022 2 2 3 2 4 2 2 3 1 1 5 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
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 89.3 -0.8
Launch Angle 12.3 14.1 1.8 10.1 -4 9.6 -0.5 7.7 -1.9 10.3 2.6 10.6 0.3 7.2 -3.4
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 7.6 -5.8
Hard Hit % 32.7 32.3 -0.4 36 3.7 43.3 7.3 43.6 0.3 40.3 -3.3 45.2 4.9 35.4 -9.8
Sweet Spot % 44.2 25.6 -18.6 28.2 2.6 33.1 4.9 36.3 3.2 24.8 -11.5 32.7 7.9 25.3 -7.4
xBA .247 .233 -0.014 .239 0.006 .266 0.027 .264 -0.002 .218 -0.046 .241 0.023 .227 -0.014
BA .289 .273 -0.016 .273 0 .29 0.017 .281 -0.009 .203 -0.078 .265 0.062 .21 -0.055
xwOBA .287 .283 -0.004 .295 0.012 .343 0.048 .336 -0.007 .279 -0.057 .325 0.046 .282 -0.043
wOBA .315 .316 0.001 .326 0.01 .366 0.04 .347 -0.019 .256 -0.091 .344 0.088 .258 -0.086
xSLG .38 .377 -0.003 .428 0.051 .502 0.074 .506 0.004 .385 -0.121 .456 0.071 .388 -0.068
SLG .408 .423 0.015 .48 0.057 .554 0.074 .531 -0.023 .36 -0.171 .494 0.134 .324 -0.17
K% 30 24 -6 28.3 4.3 25.9 -2.4 27.8 1.9 31.9 4.1 33.6 1.7 23.4 -10.2
BB% 5 3.3 -1.7 5.9 2.6 4.5 -1.4 5 0.5 3 -2 5.1 2.1 4.5 -0.6
Swing % 51.8 53 1.2 56.5 3.5 57.9 1.4 55.5 -2.4 53.2 -2.3 56.9 3.7 55.4 -1.5
Whiff% 32.9 28.4 -4.5 36.2 7.8 33.8 -2.4 35.5 1.7 37.8 2.3 40.5 2.7 41.1 0.6
In Zone % 43.4 43 -0.4 44.6 1.6 42.7 -1.9 42 -0.7 42.1 0.1 39.6 -2.5 40.1 0.5
Out of Zone % 56.6 57 0.4 55.4 -1.6 57.3 1.9 58 0.7 57.9 -0.1 60.4 2.5 59.9 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 35.8 41.6 5.8 42.9 1.3 43.5 0.6 42.6 -0.9 38.6 -4 44.5 5.9 45.9 1.4
First Pitch Swing % 30 28 -2 34.5 6.5 48.6 14.1 47.5 -1.1 39.1 -8.4 41.6 2.5 37.8 -3.8
First Pitch Strike % 68.8 60.7 -8.1 61.5 0.8 66.8 5.3 65.9 -0.9 62.6 -3.3 64.1 1.5 65.8 1.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 432 96 22.2 .316 .329
2017 R 490 55 11.2 .320 .373
2018 R 636 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 L 1 0 0.0 .000
2021 R 544 58 10.7 .329 .475
2022 R 111 13 11.7 .263 .221

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