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Javier Baez

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Cubs | Javier Baez at second Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:09:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and is hitting fifth against Cincinnati Reds SP Cody Reed Wednesday, June 29. 2B Ben Zobrist moves to right field and is hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Baez had just one hit in seven at-bats in a 15-inning marathon last night, but his one hit was a big one, a grand slam. Baez is batting just .256 but has seven long balls and 25 RBI as a utility player and is a fine choice for fantasy lineups today against the lefty. He's batting .327 with two of his seven dingers against southpaws in 2016.

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Cubs | Javier Baez belts first career grand slam

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:39:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/SS/OF Javier Baez went hitless in his first six at-bats Tuesday, June 28, but made up for a lousy night at the plate with one swing, jumping on a 1-2 fastball from Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover in the 15th inning and sending it over the fence in center for his first career grand slam.

Fantasy Tip: The 15th-inning grand slam is the latest such hit by a Cub in team history. Baez hasn't seen the kind of playing time some had hoped this spring and especially after Kyle Schwarber was lost for the season, so he's been a bit of a disappointment despite the fact he can play so many positions. He's still valuable enough to keep on most fantasy rosters but should be riding the bench in most leagues.

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Cubs | Addison Russell, Miguel Montero out

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:22:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell and C Miguel Montero are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. 2B/OF Javier Baez is starting at the 6 and is hitting sixth, while C David Ross is behind the plate and batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: It's a normal day off for Russell, while Montero sits against the lefty pitcher. Baez has a nice power-speed combination and is hitting .278 with four home runs and 15 RBI this month. He's a fine player to add to all fantasy lineups tonight. Ross is a light-hitting catcher that makes for a low-end DFS pick.

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Cubs | No Javier Baez vs. Fish

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:56:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs INF Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins Sunday, June 26. OF Chris Coghlan is starting in right field and batting eighth against Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Fernandez checks out as one of the most daunting matchups in baseball, so it isn't surprising to see Baez on the pine given his free-swinging approach and lack of handedness advantage. Baez has proved to be a valuable deep league option because of his modest five-category return and eligibility at multiple positions. Coghlan should likely be avoided in all fantasy formats Sunday, but since joining Chicago, he has a .412 on-base percentage through 14 games. Coghlan is worth owning in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Miguel Montero back in lineup

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:07:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) and C Miguel Montero (knee) are back in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Paul Clemens Saturday, June 25. In addition, C/OF Willson Contreras will bat cleanup and play left field, while INF Javier Baez plays second base and bats sixth. OF Chris Coghlan and 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras is 7-for-17 (.412) through the first seven games of his MLB career, with three home runs and eight RBI, and will be making his first appearance in the outfield since being called up. He is a must-start option in DFS this afternoon. Baez is batting .284 with four homers and 14 RBI this month and could see regular time at the keystone position over the next few days if Zobrist is forced to miss multiple games due to a right foot injury.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist makes early exit

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:56:02 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) was hit on the right foot by a pitch during the top of the seventh inning versus the Miami Marlins Friday, June 24. He was replaced at the keystone position by INF Javier Baez in the bottom of the seventh.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Zobrist's injury is unknown, so keep checking back for updates on his status. He was 1-for-3 with a run scored before leaving and is batting .302 with nine home runs and 41 RBI through 68 games this season.

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Cubs | Three Cubs shuffle bottom of order

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:43:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras, SS Addison Russell and OF Albert Almora are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 22, with C Miguel Montero, SS Javier Baez and OF Matt Szczur hitting sixth through eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Montero is hitting just .162 this month in what has been a down year for him offensively. However, Baez and Szczur have had success in June. The latter two are low-end options against Michael Wacha.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan leading off vs. Cards

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:19:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Chris Coghlan is starting in left field and leading off against St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright Tuesday, June 21. INF Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan is 4-for-15 with a .389 on-base percentage and five runs since joining the Cubs, and he is a viable option in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups. He's also a solid option in daily contests Tuesday. Baez should be owned in deep mixed leagues given his solid cross-category contributions and eligibility at multiple positions.

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Cubs | Javier Baez not for sale

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:58:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Javier Baez will not be included as a trade chip, according to sources, even if someone big were offered in return.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is gaining position eligibility in most leagues, with the ability to play second base, the outfield and third base (in some leagues, based on the number of games). He's worth activating in DFS formats for the time being.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler not playing

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:06:52 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jameson Taillon Sunday, June 19. OF Jason Heyward will start in center field, while 3B Kris Bryant will start in right field. SS Javier Baez will start at third base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez has been on a bit of a cold streak with a .182 batting average over the last seven days. He does have three home runs and 12 RBI so far this month and should still be an attractive option in fantasy leagues despite his recent struggles. Heyward and Bryant should be starters in all leagues.

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