Javier Báez Parents: Meet Ángel Luis Baez and Nelida Agosto

Javier Baez is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets.

Javier Báez

MLB.com ranked Báez as the 16th greatest prospect in baseball prior to the 2013 season. In spring training, the Cubs encouraged him to join the team and play in the Cactus League.



In two games, including an exhibition game against Japan’s national baseball team in preparation for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, Báez hit four home runs in five at-bats.

He batted.298 in spring training and had 10 RBIs. On Opening Day, Báez rejoined Daytona Cubs for 2013. He became the second player in the history of the FSL to hit four home runs in a single game on June 10, 2013.

In the public voting for the final slot on the World Team for the 2013 All-Star Futures Game, Báez came in second to Carlos Correa, but he was still a finalist.

Javier Báez Parents: Meet Ángel Luis Baez and Nelida Agosto

Javier Baez, the baseball player was born to his parents Angel Baez (father) and Nelida Agosto (mother).

On their native island of Puerto Rico, Javier and his brothers Gadiel and Rolando first learned about the game from their late father, Angel Luis Báez, who had a profound impact on their lives and instilled a love of baseball in them when Javier was only ten years old.

Major League Baseball’s emblem was etched into their skin as a reminder that the sport has always been a part of their life.