Cubs Road Ahead: Javier Baez makes his big league debut

Cubs Road Ahead: Javier Baez makes his big league debut
August 4, 2014, 9:30 pm
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21-year-old Javier Baez finally got his call to the big leagues and he'll get to show off his talent against the Rockies on Comcast SportsNet. Check out what Comcast SportsNet's Patrick Mooney had to say about the Cubs' upcoming matchups in the Cubs Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Honda Dealers.

It's finally time for Javier Baez to show what he can do at the major league level.

With an off-day Monday, the Cubs announced they were calling up the 21-year-old as the team prepares to begin a three-game set in Colorado.

"He's a guy that's fun to watch in general, and then you get him in this mile-high altitude and it will be interesting to see how he responds," Mooney said, "just because he is a very intense, aggressive player and how he responds to all this adrenaline will make all of his at-bats must-see TV."

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After three in Colorado the Cubs (and Baez) return home to Wrigley Field for seven straight against the Tampa Bay Rays and Central Division-leading Milwaukee Brewers. And while the Cubs are headed for another season in the cellar, Baez and his power will be worth the price of admission as the 2014 season winds down.

"Without a doubt Cubs fans are going to want to buy tickets to see (Baez)," Mooney said. "And Theo and Jed didn't make that decision for that reason, he's kind of checked all their boxes, but I do think it's a nice way to throw a bone to the business side that's trying to sell this team. It certainly helps out a coaching staff that's working through another last-place season."

See what else Mooney had to say about the young prospect in the video above.