Monster Card Monday: 2016 Javier Baez

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I don’t award Monster Cards on fielding ratings too often.  Ryan Morrison wrote me.  He says…

Here’s a card I know you will appreciate because you and I know very well how big a role he played in the Cubbies’ run to the World Series last year. It’s a solid hitting card with a 15-11. I love a good power-speed combo, but these reasons are not the main reasons why I’m submitting this card to you. I’m submitting this because not only is this card a good hitter and runner, but add that in with ridiculous defensive ratings! And at every position besides pitcher and catcher! I would recommend this card to any fantasy draft league out there because Javy Baez can do it all! He could stand to walk a little more though.

Billy Beane wouldn’t appreciate this card!

I won’t even bother putting Baez’ hitting stat up.  To me, the amazing thing of this card is that he is rated Fielding One at all four infield positions (1B-4, 2B-8, SS-9, and 3B-5).  As far as I know, he is the only player with that distinction. 

Standard Fielding

Year Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG
2016 3B 62 36 33 370.2 125 27 91 7 4 .944 2.87 1.90 .956 2.52 2.50
2016 2B 59 38 33 383.0 221 88 127 6 23 .973 5.05 3.64 .982 4.59 4.56
2016 SS 25 21 14 194.0 103 40 61 2 13 .981 4.69 4.04 .975 4.18 4.15
2016 1B 6 2 2 21.0 22 18 4 0 1 1.000 9.43 3.67 .994 9.04 8.98
2016 OF 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 2.05
Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/7/2017.

Thanks Ryan!!

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  • Rodney Woodward says:

    Pretty generous rating at 3B in my opinion. Great middle infielder though for sure. He made some ridiculously sick plays in the playoffs last year.

  • Daniel Diehm says:

    “To me, the amazing thing of this card is that he is rated Fielding One at all four infield positions (1B-4, 2B-8, SS-9, and 3B-5). As far as I know, he is the only player with that distinction.”

    My OFAS Honus Wagner is rated: 1B-4, 2B-8, SS-10, 3B-5, & OF-2 Top that.

    Wagner is the ultimate bench player! Excellent defense at 7 positions (including outstanding at his primary position), hits for average, is a big extra base hits threat, drives in runs, steals bases, ands has excellent speed. The only way he would be better off the bench was if he was a switch hitter – LOL.

  • Paul Goodson says:

    Baez continues to impress with his glove work — he has great range and a powerful arm but on top of that he may have the best tag move I have ever seen. He is an aggressive baserunner and hits for power as well. About the only area I think he could use improvement is cutting down on strikeouts. Very happy that he is a Cub and he would be welcome on any APBA team that I manage.


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