Chicago Cubs: Is Javier Baez ready to make another run at NL MVP?

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Chicago Cubs: Sorry, not sorry – this is El Mago’s year

Javier Baez is one of the most exciting players on the planet and is having an incredible start to the season. He ranks third in WAR (2.9) and ranks among the top 10 in slugging (.597), OPS (.959), homers (11), RBI (32) and oWAR (2.1).

Statistics show that at the plate Baez does not produce as much as Yelich or Bellinger. Outside the offensive production, the Chicago infielder is tied for first in dWAR. He is an elite defender and has the ability to translate that to many positions, creating more value.

Baez has hit just about everywhere in the lineup, creating more value. We have witnessed El Mago pull off improbable baserunning numerous times and evolved as one of best baserunners in the game

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While Javier Baez does not fit the stereotypical “new era” of judging baseball’s MVP, there is not a single doubt his value to the Cubs is higher than any other ballplayer. to his respective team. He produces at the plate, on defense, running the bases and switching positions which is why Baez is your 2019 NL MVP.