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.
In Jacksonville, Florida, Báez attended Arlington Country Day School (ACD). While scouts were originally thrilled with his talent, they doubted that he could become a superstar, according to his coach at ACD, Ron Dickerson
His work ethic, according to Dickerson, was what made Báez a serious prospect. He had a.463 batting average with 38 hits, nine of which were doubles and 13 of which were home runs, as a sophomore, with 38 hits.
A total of 82 plate appearances in 25 games, as well as 60 runs batted in, were recorded by him (RBIs). Báez was an Aflac All-American by the end of his junior season.
With 64 hits and an average of 771 in his final season, which included 20 doubles and 22 home runs, it was the best season of his career for him. In 30 games, Báez tallied 52 RBIs.
He never held down a regular post at ACD. Báez was promoted to shortstop after the team lost a player at second base.
Furthermore, he also played in the outfield positions of center field and catcher. He has agreed to play baseball at Jacksonville University in Florida.
Javier Báez Siblings: Meet Gadiel Báez, Rolando Báez and Noely Báez
Baseball player Javier Baez was born alongside three siblings – two brothers and a sister. His siblings are Gadiel Baez, Rolando Baez, and Noely Baez.
His sister Noely, who was 21 at the time, died on April 8, 2015. Spina bifida was one of her medical conditions. To deal with his grief, Báez took a leave of absence from the Iowa Cubs.