If you're worried that the giant microscope following Javier Baez around will eventually burn him, he says, "I'm ready for anything."

And that's good enough for Rick Renteria, whose new second baseman will make his Wrigley Field debut on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

"I think he'll be fine," Renteria said. "This is a very mature young man. He probably appreciates [the excitement], but I think he has a grasp, hopefully, to separate the nuances of everything that's around him and and just stay within himself and stay focused on the game. And I think he will."

The 21-year-old Baez hit a game-winning home run in the 12th inning to beat Colorado on Tuesday, but has failed to record another hit since, starting off 1-for-10 in his big-league career.