Mar 18, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (70) and Chicago Cubs third base coach Gary Jones (1) pump fists after a home run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
To say Javier Baez has been is like saying water is wet, but as obvious as that information is it’s equally as obvious that many were on the panic rain going so far as declaring Baez a bust. I had one guy who thought he had Baez’s hitting mechanics figured out saying how he’ll never succeed with that style and pretty much told me he would bust out if not for dramatic changes. Yes this is a true story folks. Well perhaps his recent streak will quell the Panic riddled masses of Cubdom’s feelings of dread. Baez’s last two weeks have scorched the stats sheets with some amazing numbers. One’s that have been commonly associated with Baez, and quite frankly expected. In his last 10 games Baez has a .439 BA, a .927 SLG.% and 12 of his 18 hits have gone for extra bases, with 4 of them HRs. Oh and he has scored 11 runs and driven in 14. Overall he’s slashing .225/.287/.437. Incredible numbers considering where he was just 11 games ago.