Javier Báez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/1/1992 (29)
Javier Báez Season Stats
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Javier Báez News
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez has been showing some signs of coming around at the plate lately. He's currently riding a seven-game hitting streak and he's notched multi-hit efforts in each of his last three games. He's also been providing a lot of power in this recent streak of his. Over the seven-game stretch, he's compiled three home runs, three doubles and a triple. Baez has been a massive disappointment for fantasy managers this year, slashing .216/.259/.367 with just six home runs, 21 RBI and 18 runs on the year. However, his long track record of success suggests that he'll wind up coming around at some point, and we may be looking at that point right now. If he's on the waiver wire in your league, now's the time to jump on him before it's too late.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez is off to a slow start this season. The 29-year-old is batting .197 with a .242 on-base percentage, three home runs, and a stolen base in 194 plate appearances for Detroit. The veteran's strikeout rate, 25.8%, is the lowest it has been since 2016, but Baez is struggling to make as much hard contact as he usually does. His 34.6% hard-hit rate is lower than it has been in each of his last five seasons. The infielder, who is also sporting a .254 BABIP, seems like a decent bet to turn things around at some point this season due to his track record, but his start certainly hasn't been ideal for fantasy managers.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez is out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. Baez's second straight absence is reportedly part of a planned mental break for the struggling slugger. The 29-year-old hit .165/.209/.239 with one home run, two RBI, four walks and 29 strikeouts in 115 plate appearances in the month of May to drop his season slash line to .197/.236/.306 in 165 plate appearances. His OPS sits at a career-worst .542 as we head into June. Things should only get better, but fantasy managers may want to keep Baez benched until he figures things out at the plate. Harold Castro is getting another start at the 6 and is hitting second on Thursday against Twins right-hander Chris Archer.
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.