Now Playing: It’s Javy Time

Just one week into his major league career, infielder Javier Baez has already made quite an impression on the baseball world—and especially on the Cubs’ fan base. Hyped as one of the game’s best young prospects (No. 5, according to, the 21-year-old slugger hit the go-ahead home run in his major league debut on Aug. 5 against the Rockies. Fans were already sporting his No. 9 jersey and cheering loudly for each at-bat when he made his Wrigley Field debut on Friday. In eight games and 37 plate appearances, Baez is hitting .243/.243/.541 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with three homers, two doubles and six RBI.


cul be abig star, but needs to make more contact. No walks. too many Ks the two hole can’t last 5th makes more sense with welly behind him he’ll see enough fastballs.

Remember that this kid has struggled at every level before getting dialed in.

Glad to see we have a new young prospect which will improve our club, impressed by what I’ve seen so far.

Oh I hate all that movement in his swing but love the potential

Yesterday against Milwaukee he went 0-4 with 4 strikeouts. Needs to improve in this department but believe it will happen eventually.

Just swinging at pitches that aren’t even strikes, last strikeout was way over head.

Wow, some of guys should be on staff with the Cubs. I can’t believe Theo and Jed haven’t reached out to you personally yet for your insanely enlightening (and extremely well-articulated) analysis on the kid’s first week (or so) in the show. THE KID.

Here’s your all-time strikeouts leaders. You want power? Deal with the strikeouts.

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