Javier Baez put together a special season at the plate and he was rewarded for his four home run performance on June 10 with a 2013 MiLBY. Baez was handed the award for Best Game and received both the fan vote and the staff vote for the honor.
Javier Baez went 4-for-4 with four home runs and seven RBI on June 10 while he was with the Daytona Cubs prior to his promotion to Double-A. Baez ended up being named the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year. Baez joined former Cubs’ farmhand, Ryan Harvey, as the second player to collect four home runs in a Florida State League game.
Javier Baez put together a tremendous season at the plate, especially for a 20-year old. Baez does not turn 21 until December 1 and is slated to begin next year at Triple-A Iowa.
After hitting .298/.313/.596 with two doubles and four home runs in 17 games in the Cactus League, Baez reported to Daytona for the start of the season. Baez put together a .274/.338/.535 line with 19 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 57 RBI in 76 games for the D-Cubs. Baez then struggled at the Double-A level after hitting a home run on his first swing in a Smokies’ uniform. But Baez settled down and finished his first stint at the Double-A level with a .294/.346/.638 line with 15 doubles, 20 home runs and 54 RBI in 54 games. Baez added a couple of dingers to his season total in the playoffs.
Javier Baez finished the regular season with a .282/.341/.578 line in a career-high 130 games for Daytona and Tennessee. Baez hit 34 doubles, four triples, 37 home runs and drove in 111 runs while collecting 299 total bases (.920 OPS).