Javier Baez started his MLB debut a little slow but capped it off with a game winning home run. His encore? Two more home runs in Colorado. While I’m not ready to start making a plaque for him in Cooperstown just yet, Baez definitely is showing the world he has a ton of potential at the MLB level.
One comparison that is floating around now is Gary Sheffield. To begin take a look at this GIF
Now, Baez is going to have to learn some patience at the plate before anyone can expect him to have a career like Sheffield but the bat speed definitely could be there, only time will tell.
Not everyone agrees with the comparison and that is understandable seeing how few games we’ve seen Baez at the major league level.