Found April 19, 2013 on Fangraphs:
Javier Baez, SS, Chicago (NL) Baez, 20, hit .333 at the low-A ball level in 2012 but he did it while walking just nine times in 57 games. He then finished his injury-shortened season with another 23 games in high-A ball but struggled. His plate issues have continued into 2013 with 18 strikeouts a...
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