8/4 Baez to Daytona
Javier Baez is moving up. The Peoria Chiefs announced Saturday that the shortstop has been promoted to high Class A Daytona. It’s been quite a week for the 19-year-old Baez, who was named the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Month for July. The team’s No. 1 Draft pick in 2011, Baez batted .368 with six doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 20 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 28 July games for Peoria. Last month he led the Midwest League in hits (39), total bases (72) and slugging percentage (.679), and was second in extra-base hits (16), batting average, runs scored and OPS (1.076). Baez was named Midwest League Player of the Week for July 9-15, and his 39 hits were the most in a month by a Peoria player since Justin Bour had 40 in August of 2010.
– Carrie Muskat