Cubs take Javier Beaz with 2011 1st Round Draft Pick

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The Chicago Cubs last night selected high school infielder Javier Baez out of Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville , Fla. with the 9th overall pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

“Javier has a tremendously live bat, is versatile in the field and we are happy to welcome him to the Cubs organization,” said Tim Wilken, Cubs Director of Amateur and Professional Scouting. “He has a great arm and is a smart base-runner in tune with the game.

“Our scouts got to know Javier and are impressed by his make-up. We saw him catch, play third base and play shortstop. He’s a quiet and thoughtful young man off the field who lets his game speak for itself on the field.”

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