Javier Baez turned his hot streak into a Player of the Week award. The Pacific Coast League named Javier Baez its Player of the Week (May 19-25) on Monday afternoon. Baez was 12-for-30 during the week with six doubles, three home runs and eight RBI. Baez continued his hitting streak throughout the week and hit the second grand slam of his career on Sunday.
Javier Baez extended his hitting streak to 11 games on Monday with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Baez hit a pair of doubles, stole a base, drove in three runs and scored two of his own. Baez also made two sensational plays in the field to end the eighth inning.
The 11-game hitting streak is the second longest of his career. Baez put together a 16-game hitting streak in 2012 (July 12-14) with the Peoria Chiefs.
Over his last 10 games, Javier Baez is hitting .439/.444/.927 with eight doubles, four home runs and a 1.371 OPS. In 24 games this month, Baez is hitting .258/.317/.473 with eight doubles, four home runs, eight walks, 34 strikeouts and a .790 OPS.
For the year (39 games), Javier Baez is hitting .225/.287/.437 with nine doubles, one triple, seven home runs and a .725 OPS.
Javier Baez is the first I-Cubs position player to be named PCL Player of the Week since Welington Castillo in June of 2011. Baez is the third straight and fourth I-Cub to take home a weekly honor this season. Baez joins teammates Tsuyoshi Wada (April 3-13), Chris Rusin (May 5-11) and Kyle Hendricks (May 12-18) as the four I-Cubs that have been recognized with weekly honors by the league this season.