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Javier Baez is coming fast behind Starlin Castro. I talked to a baseball exec who has watched him since he was
a high school sophomore and he was raving about him after a trip to the Arizona Fall League. Said the long-time baseball executive: “His BP stood out in the (AFL). His bat speed is extraordinarily unique. I can see him getting better. He will be a far more impactful player than Castro.’’ The one question the executive had was with Baez's range, saying he may have to change positions at some point. But Cubs GM Jed Hoyer cites fielding as one of the areas in which Baez has been a pleasant surprise since the Cubs took him with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft.