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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:05 pm
by davell

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:54 pm
by Banedon
Oh man, he never disappoints.

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:51 am
by Bull
UMFan83 wrote:Happy birthday Javy


Missing the matador slide.

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:56 pm
by StarlinOnYou
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
StarlinOnYou wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
If he does that then of course it does not matter.

The issue is the approach tends to cause players capable of doing great things to not actually do great things. If he somehow manages to flail at a ton of stuff outside the zone but still produce, good on him. The concern is that things even out.


I envision Baez at around .270/325/465 right around 800 OPS.

I think many people underrate him bc many thought he would be a superstar. But, I think he settles around those numbers with a versatile glove. And I think he's a very valuable part of the future.


Let's put this a different way. Baez has a 4% BB% and a 23% K%. In the last 5 years, there have been 11 qualified seasons with < 5% BB% and > 20% K%. No one did it more than once, and only 5 of those seasons were above average offensively. Baez needs to make an adjustment in some direction. His recent performance is encouraging, but there are additional steps to take.

EDIT: If you want a mental image to associate with a positive outcome for Baez, think of something like a Mark Trumbo/Starling Marte combo. That type of player fits in perfectly with the Cubs(I'd say a Rizzo/Bryant/Schwarber/Baez sequence could be pretty great), but it's easy to see the downside too from that example. Trumbo has had some down years, and Baez isn't going to carry BABIPs like Marte to keep his production as high.


Baez finishes with .273/.317/480

Will Baez slug like that next season?

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:59 pm
by jersey cubs fan

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:45 pm
by davell

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:56 pm
by CubinNY
davell wrote:

So flipping awesome.

Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:56 pm
by minnesotacubsfan
Is there anything this man cant do

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:40 pm
by Omar
lay off sliders low and away

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:44 am
by Derwood
minnesotacubsfan wrote:Is there anything this man cant do


Remember names

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:07 am
by Bull
minnesotacubsfan wrote:Is there anything this man cant do

dance

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:08 pm
by minnesotacubsfan
Ok. Board 1, Minny 0

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:41 pm
by weis21
Omar wrote:lay off sliders low and away

I feel like if i were at a holiday party and Javy read this post he would laugh and laugh and laugh. He would then proceed to go outside and strike out playing our annual whiffle ball game and laugh some more.

(I don’t really have an annual whiffle ball game [or friends to attend said party] but whatever)

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:33 pm
by Banedon
minnesotacubsfan wrote:Ok. Board 1, Minny 0


I don't think this scoreboard is at all accurate.

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:50 pm
by David

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:17 pm
by Banedon
Replies are not going well for the Royals...


Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:59 pm
by Brian
Javy is the best. It's not even debateable.

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:41 pm
by weis21
Please be a Cub for life, Javy.

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 am
by soccer10k
Javy only answered "It doesn't matter" because he doesn't know the names of any AL teams.

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:31 pm
by Banedon
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/22/ ... d-baseman/

Maddon is ready to give Baez close to 600 plate appearances if he executes what the team has discussed with Baez.

“Organize his hitting zone, accept your walks and utilize the whole field,” Maddon said of the keys for Baez.

“We had a conversation that he said really stuck with him last year. I had told him to please make the routine play routinely. He said that had really stuck with him.”

That conversation came after a fancy throw by Baez had cost the Cubs a run.

“When the play required craziness, I told him we knew he could do that,” Maddon said. “The three-hopper to shortstop, come get it, play through it. Make an accurate throw. Apparently, that stuck. He told me once he thought in those terms, it really did slow it down for him.”


“He is one of the finest baserunners in the league,” Maddon said. “He has one of the best arms. Most acrobatic, best range on defense. Big power. The biggest thing for him to do now is organizing the strike zone. Once he does that, heads up. That goes back to what I have been talking about the last couple of years — that would be the next level I am looking for from him.”

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:09 pm
by Cubswin11
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:57 am
by Brian

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:03 am
by OleMissCub
Brian wrote:


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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:46 pm
by Sammy Sofa
Plus his sock game is always on point.

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:30 pm
by CyHawk_Cub