Michel Báez Cruz is a Major League Baseball pitcher from Cuba who currently plays for the San Diego Padres.
In 2014/2015, Báez played in the Cuban National Series for the Vegueros de Pinar del Rio and the Huracanes de Mayabeque.
In December 2016, he signed as an international free agent with the San Diego Padres for $3 million.
Báez made his debut in 2017 with the Arizona League Padres. After one start, in which he allowed two runs and struck out seven in five innings, he was promoted to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, where he finished the season by starting ten games, compiling a 6-2 record, 2.45 ERA, 82 strikeouts in 58+2/3 innings pitched, and compiling those numbers while posting a 2.45 ERA and 82 strikeouts.
Báez was ranked as Baseball America’s No. 4 prospect in the Midwest League following the 2017 campaign.
Additionally, he was named a starting pitcher on the 2017 Yahoo Sports All-Minor League Team with Honorable Mention.
Prior to the 2018 season, Baez was listed as the No. 7 prospect by MLB.com for the Padres.
He played for the Lake Elsinore Storm and the San Antonio Missions in 2018 and had a combined 21 starts for both clubs, posting records of 4-10 and 3.69 ERA.
Michel Baez Contract
The San Diego Padres and Michel Baez agreed to a one-year, $704,700 contract that includes a $704,700 guarantee.
Michel Baez Salary
Michel Baez earns a yearly salary of $704,700.
Michel Baez Net Worth
Michel Baez has a net worth of $500,000