Javier Báez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/1/1992 (29)
Javier Báez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Javier Báez News
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez had a solid day at the plate on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs in the 10-3 win against the Kansas City Royals. September's been the best month of the 29-year-old's season, as he's sporting a .902 OPS with five long balls. However, the first year in Detroit hasn't been kind to Baez, who has a .241/.281/.396 slash line with 16 HRs, 62 runs, 63 RBI, and nine stolen bases across 139 games. The mix of power and speed is still there but doesn't compare to his 31 homers and 18 SBs from a season ago. Baez is still startable in many leagues, especially during his hot streak.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez exited Saturday's game against the Kansas Royals with an apparent injury. He had a rough night physically; Baez was slid into and tweaked something chasing a shallow fly ball in the first inning. The 29-year-old went 2-for-3 before leaving Saturday's contest. He is considered day-to-day; his next chance to return to the lineup will be Sunday for the series finale. The former Chicago Cub has struggled in his first season with Detroit, slashing .227/.271/.370 across 117 games in 2022. Kody Clemens replaced Baez on Saturday and would see an uptick in playing time if Baez is forced to miss time.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez (back) is back in the team's lineup on Tuesday for a matchup with the Seattle Mariners and right-handed starter George Kirby. The infielder is hitting .225 with a .269 on-base percentage, 11 home runs and eight stolen bases in 461 plate appearances this season. He'll hit third against Kirby and the Mariners, joining center fielder Riley Greene and right fielder Victor Reyes in the top third of the Tigers lineup.
New Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez enjoyed a quality season during the 2021 campaign. Dealt by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Mets at the trade deadline in a deal with pitcher Trevor Williams for prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong, Baez hit .265 with a .319 on-base percentage, 31 home runs, and 18 stolen bases in 547 plate appearances split between the two clubs. The infielder also collected 82 RBI, though just 22 of those came with the Mets. He has a chance to post his first 100-RBI season since the 2018 season hitting near the top of what should be a much-improved Tigers lineup that will also feature Jeimer Candelario, Robbie Grossman, Akil Baddoo, Eric Haase, and eventually Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene. A move to Comerica Park shouldn't hurt Baez too much from a power standpoint either. In the last three seasons, the veteran has hit a combined 68 home runs. His expected home runs at Comerica Park during that span would've been 58. Another year with at least 23 home runs and at least 10 stolen bases, something Baez has done in his last four full seasons, seems all but a certainty at this point. Baez's ADP per NFBC is at 67 right now. Hitting near the top of a quality lineup, the veteran could easily outperform that draft position.