Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, August 04, 2014

Cubs call up Javier Baez

“The Cubs are calling up top shortstop prospect Javier Baez, reports Bruce Levine of 670 The Score. He will join the team for their series opener against the Rockies on Tuesday.”

“In 104 Triple-A games this season, Baez is hitting .260/.323/.510 with 24 doubles and 23 homeruns. He hit .229/.285/.424 with 11 homers and a 33.7 percent strikeout rate in his first 66 games of the year, but has put up a .315/.384/.657 batting line with 12 homers and a 23.8 percent strikeout in 38 games since. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, the hot streak started when player-coach Manny Ramirez arrived.”

Thus begins the Cubs actually trying to win games era of the Epstein/Hoyer regime.

SouthSideRyan Posted: August 04, 2014 at 02:11 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. zonk Posted: August 04, 2014 at 09:34 PM (#4764402)
He's actually been hotter than Bryant the last month and half.

I'm a little surprised by this because it's only been what, a week ago? Two? since he started playing 2B.

I guess Alcantara moves to CF? Super-sub? He seems awfully athletic, but he's sort of hit that wall where he's got to start adjusting to pitchers that now have at least a little book on how to pitch him. I'm not sure it's the most opportune time to continue OTJ training in CF (11 games at Iowa this year was his first pro time in the OF). I guess with Bryant seeming more and more like he's gonna stick at 3B, Baez at 2B and Alcantara in CF is probably the 2015 lineup and potentially longer until we find out what to do with Russell and Almora.

Might as well have them learn their new position in Chicago. At least keep fannies in the seats....

Still, I'm expecting Baez to make less of splash than Castro, Rizzo, Alcantara, Lake, etc... He struggled initially at AA last year and got off to a bad start at Iowa this year - but he adjusts quickly.

I'm actually looking forward to watching the Cubs for the last 8 weeks or so.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harry Balsagne, anti-Centaur hate crime division
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8704 - 5:31pm, Nov 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogDave Cameron: A proposed three-way swap for Red Sox, Mariners, Nationals
(16 - 5:31pm, Nov 26)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4962 - 5:29pm, Nov 26)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogBoston Red Sox prove (once again) that competitive balance in baseball will never exist | cleveland.com
(13 - 5:26pm, Nov 26)
Last: AROM

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(534 - 5:17pm, Nov 26)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1137 - 5:12pm, Nov 26)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

Hall of Merit2015 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(54 - 5:02pm, Nov 26)
Last: Joey Numbaz (Scruff)

NewsblogAdam Rubin: My Hall of Fame ballot
(64 - 4:59pm, Nov 26)
Last: TJ

NewsblogShould the Red Sox Be Afraid of Hanley Ramirez Being Hanley Ramirez? - Red Sox - Boston.com
(22 - 4:31pm, Nov 26)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogFemale Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(169 - 4:21pm, Nov 26)
Last: rlc

NewsblogSandy Alderson says Mets can move quickly if a shortstop becomes available - NY Daily News
(2 - 4:18pm, Nov 26)
Last: Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee

Newsblog2015 Potential Hall of Fame Ballot | Baseball-Reference.com
(18 - 4:07pm, Nov 26)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogYankees won't get into bidding war for Chase Headley: source - NY Daily News
(12 - 4:02pm, Nov 26)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-26-2014
(8 - 3:19pm, Nov 26)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogOT - November 2014 College Football thread
(580 - 2:47pm, Nov 26)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

Page rendered in 0.0996 seconds
52 querie(s) executed