Portrait of Wander Javier

Wander Javier SS

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2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
Birth Date12-29-1998
Height6' 1"
Weight165 lbs
Age18 years, 9 months, 20 days
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2016 DTW Rk 9 30 .371 .250 .359 .344 .277 .316 104 3.7 0.9 0.4 -0.4 -1.0 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2017 ELZ Rk 41 180 .283 .265 .337 .388 .259 .410 103 5.2 6.0 2.2 -6.7 1.9 15.3 0.8 15.3 0.8

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2016 DTW Rk 30 7 8 3 0 2 6 4 5 0 0 .308 .400 .654 .346 .371 4.0 -0.4 0.4
2017 ELZ Rk 180 34 47 13 1 4 22 19 49 4 3 .299 .383 .471 .172 .283 15.3 -6.7 0.8

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Few of My Favorite Dynasty League TargetsWilson Karaman2017-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 30Steve Givarz2017-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 29Steve Givarz2017-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 23Steve Givarz2017-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 18-20Mark Anderson2017-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 17Wilson Karaman2017-08-18
Prospectus Q&A: Twins GM Thad LevineAaron Gleeman2017-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 13Wilson Karaman2017-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 6Wilson Karaman2017-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Next 112Ben Carsley2017-03-15
2017 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-02-10
2017 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-02-10
Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Shortstops on the Ocean FloorWilson Karaman2017-02-09
Get to Know: Shortstop ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-08

BP Chats

2017-10-12 20:00:00 (link to chat)I was wondering if you, or more specifically Craig Goldstein, had any thoughts about Twins prospect Wander Javier?
(AaronGleeman from Minnesota)
Not all those who Wander are lost.

But most people who are in rookie ball are. So we'll see what happens when he gets to like, I dunno, High-A in two years! (Nick Schaefer)
2017-10-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)Will Wander Javier reach top 100 prospect status?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Hard for me to say -- I don't know a lot about him -- but he looks like he has the tools to make a case for it. My guess is that he doesn't make it as he's still in Rookie ball, and people are going to want to see what he makes of himself in single A, but I like the age-to-level performance, and I wouldn't be stunned to see him on a couple of lists. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-10-06 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is Addison Russell the Cubs future short stop or would they benefit for trading for a prospect like Wander Javier (who seems like a perfect fit in Chicago)?
(Dusty from Colorado )
I think the Cubs are content to roll with Russell for the foreseeable future. With the hitters with whom they've surrounded Russell, they don't necessarily need an impact bat at the position, and the 23-year-old is a Gold Glove-caliber player. Plus, Russell does have some good pop in his bat and will likely improve on this year's meager numbers.

On the other end of the equation is the fact that the Cubs have little to trade away at this point except a couple of unattractive veterans. Ben Zobrist wouldn't fetch much on the trade market, and there aren't many other tradeable players on the club. So yes, while all of you weirdos with your Wander Javier questions are cute, there's zero chance the Cubs pick him up. Go see Jeff Paternostro's various comments. (Zachary Moser)
2017-10-04 20:00:00 (link to chat)I know you've talked about him before, but what makes you so high on Wander Javier?
(Dusty from Colorado)
His name. It's a 70 name. (NL WC Game Chat)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Wander Javier the real deal? Is he going to be one of the top SS prospects real soon?
(Rusty from Colorado)
Yep. Although there is a shot he ends up one of the top 3B prospects instead. Stick will play anywhere. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like Wilson and I share similar tastes in fantasy baseball assets. In his 2018 dynasty targets post, he highlighted several potential breakout names. Of these three, who will I regret not owning in 2018? Wander Javier, Jesus Luzardo, Nolan Jones.
(Chris B from St. Louis, MI)
The Nolan Jones reports from the Penn were...intriguing. Javier probably has a little more upside though if that is your thing. Love the Jesus Lizard, but the stuff isn't so good that I'd take him over the bats yet. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)here comes the obligatory question...Can you name a few low level prospects that you can see flying up the ranking next season. Wander Javier seems to be a popular name at the moment
(Freddie from Akron)
Did Gleeman all send you in here with Wander Javier questions?

We are doing a low minors sleeper for each team this year, but some of the bigger names that have come up so far.

Luis Medina, Matt Sauer (NYY)
Ronaldo Hernandez, Resly Linares (TBR)
Francisco Morales (PHI)

About 10 different Padres

Lazarito (OAK)
Seuly Matias (KCR) (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not the one asking all the Wander Javier questions, but I am curious about what you think his upside might be.
(Aaron Gleeman from Minnesota )
Guess I should probably field this one.

The fact that he's actualized some of the tools so quickly is good. I don't know if there's one standout tool here that carries him to stardom, but the reasonable good outcome here is a role 6 on the left side of the infield that contributes with above-average offensive tools. Toolsy 18-year-old shortstops can go in a lot of different directions generally in terms of shape of production (Rosario is a good example of this, he ended up a very different type of player than his Appy league "good" projection") (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Jorge Polanco is hitting, is Nick Gordon a future 2B or does he take short and Polanco shifts to 2B? Are we looking at a future infield of Polanco/Gordon up the middle and Wander Javier at third? And how far off might we see that?
(Jordan from Dakota)
Jorge Polanco is a useful player, but not the kind of guy that blocks your top position player prospects. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)Buying or selling Wander Javier as a top 100 guy in 2019?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Buying. Have loved everything I've heard about the kid, think there's serious helium potential there next year. Balloon's already inflating. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, thanks for the chat! I know you're driving the bus on Wander Javier, but what do you think about his 80 grade name teammate Akil Baddoo?
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
Our fearless leader Bret is a big Baddoo man:

He's pretty fast and has shown solid bat-to-ball so far, both as an amateur and then this season. Guys who hit .300 with more walks than strikeouts while >2 years young for their level are inherently interesting (particularly for those of you who play in OBP leagues). He's probably a LF-only profile, so the bat's gonna have to carry the day. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Cubs or White Sox trade for Twins prospect Wander Javier? I think it would be foolish not to consider.
(Dusty from Colorado)
According to Wilson Karaman he's a fan and thinks he's a Top 100 prospect type, although he's still in rookie ball.

I mean...if the Twins are willing to part with a Top 100 prospect for some reason then...sure it'd be foolish not to consider, I just don't see why that would happen. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it too early to be excited for Wander Javier? He seems like the real deal.
(Dusty from Colorado)
I have gotten a question about Wander Javier in literally every chat queue I've done this summer. I'm not really a prospect guy, and have tried to stop having fake opinions when I don't know a player myself. What I can tell you about Javier is that people like both the pure hit and the power potential. I've heard questions about whether he sticks at shortstop, and when you hear those questions when the kid is 18, it usually means he's not sticking. Fine prospect. Lot of development left. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-08-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a Twins fan, how excited should I be for Wander Javier?
(Dusty from Colorado )
Moderately. All things in moderation, especially hype around guys still waiting for their first taste of full-season ball. He's impressive, though. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Wander Javier be?
(Dusty from Colorado)
It's a really great name. A 70 name. He has other good tools too but I can really only speak specifically to the one I've seen, and that's the name. I like his upside. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-09-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Since Minnesota is close to Chicago (somewhat), I was wondering if you had any thoughts on emerging SS prospect Wander Javier?
(Dusty from Colorado)
He's worth being excited about, but he's also just 18 and in Rookie Ball, so until he gets to affiliated ball I'll reserve most judgement. (Collin Whitchurch)
2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Wander Javier for real?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Hard to say. You immediately want to say "ah, but the BABIP" but in the minors, high BABIPs can be indicative of a player just murdering the competition. That might be what's happening with Javier. But betting on power growth is always kind of dicey -- he might end up being impressive if he develops along the lines we're expecting. But he could also mature into a fairly standard AAAA/utility guy if he just maintains his solid hitting without power behind it. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time we start taking Wander Javier serious as a prospect?
(Dusty from Colorado)
I'm not a prospects person. My colleague Jarrett Seidler is, though, and he's good. Here's his take: "He got $4 million out of the Dominican so I think we've been taking him seriously for a while! But he's good."

So yeah, take him seriously at will. (Rob Mains)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)Wander Javier, top 5 prospect SS right now?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Craig Goldstein says, "Meg, you don't have to answer prospect questions. You're a Mariners fan. What do you know of prospects?" Jarrett Seidler says, "Maybe in a year or two, but not yet." I say not all who Wander are lost (hello, welcome to the chat). (Megan Rowley)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)How is Wander Javier looking this year? Is it wrong to be excited?
(Dusty from Colorado)
With Emmett and I both working the Midwest league, we have not seen him. However, I don't think it's wrong to be excited about a 18 year old toolsy shortstop. Look forward to seeing him with Cedar Rapids next year. (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you have Wander Javier in prospect SS rankings?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Dusty, I don't have prospect SS rankings. Let me quote Dirty Harry in "Magnum Force:" A man's gotta know his limitations. This man knows his. I don't have the skills or the bandwidth to evaluate prospects. Note that I'm not saying I don't like prospects, it's just that they're not my expertise. It's like asking me for advice on being tall and handsome. But just because I lack knowledge, you're not out of luck. Lots of people here do! Craig Goldstein did one of these last week. He, and the folks he works with on the prospects team, are the ones to ask. They're really good. I met several of them for the first time at our ballpark event in Baltimore on Saturday. I mean it. Really good. (Rob Mains)
2017-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Wander Javier the next Carlos Correa?
(Dusty from Colorado)
I Wander what would make you think this? Sorry, sorry, trying to delete. (Also, no, he is not). (Collin Whitchurch)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do you compare Andres Gimenez to Wander Javier?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Well, Gimenez has done it at a much higher level now. Javier is way more toolsed up, Gimenez is way more polished? (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the Twins Wander Javier ?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Um, his name is cool? I have nothing worthwhile to say about a guy in rookie ball who's younger than the many high school seniors, sorry. (Rob Mains)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Wander Javier's stock is going to be come this time next year? Thanks!
(Dusty from Colorado)
Javier's as good a bet right now as anyone from that 2015 J2 class to develop into a top-tier prospect. Got good reports from XST, but won't really have much to go on from there until we see more game action this summer, which will ideally involve a long stateside debut. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the deal with Wander Javier, is he going to be t100 by preseason?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Can't really answer that until we get 2017 reports. Talent is there for that, but need to see it stateside first. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do you think Wander Javier shoots up the lists this year?
(Dusty from Colorado )
I think we're a year off from him making real waves (Craig Goldstein)
2017-03-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Wander Javier will rank as a scoresheet option down the line? Elite?
(Dusty from Colorado )
A great question, and one we're terribly unequipped to answer from a scouting perspective! Let's take this from a Scoresheet perspective, though. Is Wander Javier a Scoresheet asset? Well, he's going to play this year in the GCL, and possibly jump to full season ball only by 2019. You're stuck with an asset that's not growing in value, and a player who's off the radar for most Scoresheet owners for at least a few years. This kind of thinking would have cost us Vlad Guerrero Jr, Fernando Tatis Jr, and maybe even players who weren't kids of big leaguers, but I'd rather have the pick to spend on a reliever or bench bat, at least for now. (Ben Murphy, Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss)
2017-02-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)I'm curious as to what sort of upside you see for Twins SS Wander Javier?
(Dusty from Colorado)
It's really tough to say right now, a hammy issue scrapped all but like 10 games of his season last year, and he's still all of 18. Reports suggest intriguing power for a kid who has at least a puncher's chance to stay up the middle, but it's going to be a loooong developmental road. There's probably a first-division ceiling here, but it's entirely theoretical, dude hasn't even landed stateside yet. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)With a strong season, where would Wander Javier rank amongst Twins prospects next year?
(Dusty from Colorado)
I think he's a strong bet to remain in the top five or six on the Twins list. I don't envision guys like Gordon or Jay ascending to the big leagues this year. Javier is still a long way from the majors. If he sticks at short, it's a fun profile. (George Bissell)
2017-01-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Wander Javier, SS Twins?
(Dusty from Colorado)
Admittedly I don't know too much about Javier, and as a 17-year-old there's not an awful lot to go on. I guess it seems like the Twins really believe in him, as he got a decent chunk of change last July 2. (Mark Barry)

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