Baez goes yard four times, drives in seven

Javier Baez swings at a pitch while playing for the Peoria Chiefs last year.

Javier Baez swings at a pitch while playing for the Peoria Chiefs last year.

Javier Baez reminded us Monday why many consider him the Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, slugging four homers and driving in seven runs for the Daytona Cubs.

Baez is only the second Florida State League player to hit four home runs in a single game. The first player to achieve that feat, Ryan Harvey in 2006, also was playing for Daytona at the time.

After hitting .333 with 12 HR and 33 RBI in 57 games with the Peoria Chiefs to start the 2012 season, Baez struggled after being promoted to Daytona, hitting only .188 with 4 HR and 13 RBI in 23 games. He clearly has adjusted to the Florida State League this year, hitting .291 with 13 HR and 44 RBI through 57 games.

MWL All-Star Game changes

Several changes to the Midwest League All-Star Game rosters were announced Monday.

Two South Bend Silver Hawks players were added to the Eastern Division roster. LHP Daniel Watts replaces former Great Lakes Loons RHP Jharel Cotton, who was promoted to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Alex Glenn replaces injured Fort Wayne TinCaps DH Jeremy Baltz, who was slated to be the team’s starting designated hitter. Tyler Ogle of the Great Lakes Loons is now the starting DH.   

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers RHP Austin Blaski replaces injured Peoria Chiefs RHP Tyrell Jenkins on the Western Division roster.

Cedar Rapids Kernels LHP Steven Gruver previously was announced as the roster replacement for former teammate Tyler Duffey, who was promoted to the High-A Fort Myers Miracle.

The updated rosters can be viewed here.

This entry was posted in 2013 All-Star Game, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Chattanooga Lookouts, Daytona Cubs, Florida State League, Fort Myers Miracle, Great Lakes Loons, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, South Bend Silver Hawks, Southern League, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Bookmark the permalink.

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