Cubs Quick Hits: Javier Baez Has Been NL’s Best Offensive SS Since Break
El Mago dazzled as the Cubs’ everyday shortstop in the second half. Moving to his left and right with ease and gracefully throwing rockets to across the diamond to Anthony Rizzo drew “oohs” and “ahhs.” But his offense has been a highlight as well.
Javy Baez’s second-half wOBA is .351 (114 wRC+), a mark bettered by only Anthony Rizzo (.405) and Kris Bryant (.401) since the break. In fact, Javy’s wOBA is tied with the Mets’ Asdrubal Cabrera for tops among NL shortstops since the break.