Chicago Cubs: So what’s the final verdict
For all of Baez’s excellence in 2018, it is notable that Bryant’s wRC+ and wOBA rated a good amount higher in his peak years.
That said, Mookie Betts‘ selection as the American League MVP this season is evidence to the voters showing appreciation for value with the glove and on the bases as well, and Baez gets the nod in those departments.
Additionally, a return to form for Bryant would likely only do more to help protect Baez’s spot in the order and add to his potential production, which would bolster his campaign further.
Don’t blink, El Mago is just getting started.