Baez putting his power on display

Javier Baez’s power has never been a secret and the young Cubs’ prospect once again put his power on display this weekend.

While playing for Triple-A Iowa, Baez hit two homers in Sunday’s game and has homered a trio of times in the past three games.

"Both at-bats, he laid off borderline pitches before getting good pitches to hit," Iowa Cubs hitting coach Brian Harper told "That’s the key for Javy. What he’s done the most lately is not overswinging. He’s not trying to hit 800-foot home runs any more. He’s just trying to hit 350- to 400-foot home runs, that’s all. He’s working really hard at calming things down."

The home runs are nice, but Baez hit home runs when he was called up last season. Everyone knows the 22-year old can hit the ball out of the park, but what he had trouble doing was putting the ball in play.

Baez is still striking out a lot this season, but he has certainly improved in that category.

"He’s still struck out in 24.2 percent of his plate appearances, but even that is down from his 30 percent at Triple-A Iowa last season."

If Baez can continue to cut down on his strikeouts, another trip to Chicago may be in the future.