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Javier Baez

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Chicago Cubs Shortstop Age: 28-088d Exp: 5.089 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#9 overall), 2011 College: Arlington County Day Agent(s): (Wasserman)

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  • Current Contract

    Javier Baez signed a 1 year / $11,650,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including $11,650,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,650,000. In 2021, Baez will earn a base salary of $11,650,000, while carrying a total salary of $11,650,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $11,650,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $11,650,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $11,650,000 $11,650,000 $11,650,000 $11,650,000 $11,650,000($11,650,000)
    2022 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,200,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,200,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $657,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $657,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $609,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $609,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $521,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $521,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,625,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,625,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings - $2,625,000 - $2,625,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $150,273 - - $150,273
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $91,516 - - $91,516
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $521,000 - - $521,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $609,000 - - $609,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $657,000 - - $657,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,200,000 - - $5,200,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:SS $3,703,704 - - $3,703,704
    Est. Earnings
    (7 seasons)
    $10,932,493 $2,625,000 - $13,557,493
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,650,000 - - $11,650,000
    $22,582,493 $2,625,000 - $25,207,493
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,932,493 $2,625,000 - $13,557,493
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jan 15 2021Signed a 1 year $11.65 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $5.2 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 18 2018Signed a 1 year $657,000 contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Mar 9 2017Signed a 1 year $609k contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $521,000 contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Mar 5 2015Signed a 1 year contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Aug 5 2014Signed a contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Aug 15 2011Signed a contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jun 24 2011Drafted by Chicago (CHC): Round 1 (#9 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Javier Baez, and the financial implications.

  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Javier Baez ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2020 CHC 59 57 222 27 45 9 1 8 24 7 3 75 .203 .238 .360 .598 0.64
    2019 CHC 141 131 531 89 149 38 4 29 85 28 11 156 .281 .316 .531 .847 4.79
    2018 CHC 161 145 606 101 176 40 9 34 111 29 21 167 .290 .326 .554 .880 6.26
    2017 CHC 145 127 469 75 129 24 2 23 76 30 10 144 .275 .319 .482 .801 2.87
    2016 CHC 142 97 421 50 115 19 1 14 59 15 12 108 .273 .314 .423 .737 3.21
    2015 CHC 28 16 76 4 22 6 0 1 4 4 1 24 .289 .325 .408 .733 0.56
    2014 CHC 52 52 213 25 36 6 0 9 20 15 5 95 .169 .227 .324 .551 -1
    Totals 728 625 2,538 371 672 142 17 118 379 128 63 769 0.265 0.304 0.474 0.778 17.33