Javier Baez, the number two prospect for the Chicago Cubs, finally earned the call he had been waiting for. The Chicago Cubs called up the young stud and he will meet them on the road at Coors Field in Colorado, home to the Colorado Rockies. Baez has spent the entire year at triple-A Iowa, hitting .260 with twenty-three ( 23 ) homers that pair with eighty-three ( 83 ) runs-batted-in. Ranked the fifth-overall prospect in Minor League Baseball by Jonathon Mayo, Baez has always lived up to the high expectations thrown in front of him. * Check out my interview with MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, which will be posted soon!
Drafted ninth ( 9th ) overall by the Chicago Cubs in the 2011 MLB Draft, Baez has moved up the ladder rather quickly. Although his main position is at shortstop, Baez is expected to play second base ( 2nd ) or be played at the hot corner, although third base ( 3rd ) seems unlikely. The Chicago Cubs who are led by General Manager Jed Hoyer and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. The Cubs positioned themselves to acquire many highly rated prospects that led them to becoming the team with the number one ( No. 1 ) farm system out of all thirty teams in Major League Baseball.
Not only does Baez have the ability to hit for power, make contact and use his spectacular discipline at the plate to get on base, his glove is also a crucial part of his excellence. Ranked as the third best shortstop in Minor League Baseball, Baez uses his versatility, agility and athleticism to cover the range of a major league shortstop.
Scheduled to make his professional debut in " The Show" tomorrow against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field against south-paw Brett Anderson, fans of the Cubs have high expectations for the twenty year old ( 20 ).
Javier Baez is the second highly rated Cubs prospect to be called-up this season, since Arismendy Alcantara was called up in early July. MLB Pipeline player of the week Kris Bryant, prospects Addison Russell, Albert Almora, C.J. Edwards, Kyle Schwarber and Billy McKinney are expected to be stars at the major league level. For who? Only the Chicago Cubs.