Ednel Javier Báez, nicknamed "El Mago", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. Born in Puerto Rico, Báez attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida. The Cubs selected Báez with the ninth overall selection of the 2011 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2014. Báez was named the National League Championship Series co-MVP alongside left-handed starter Jon Lester as the Chicago Cubs clinched their 2016 National League pennant en route to winning the 2016 World Series. He is a two-time All-Star, and has also won the Silver Slugger Award. He is also the cover athlete for MLB The Show 20.
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About Javier Báez
Puerto Rican second baseman who joined the Chicago Cubs in 2014, where he became the youngest player in the National League. In 2016, he helped the Cubs win the franchise's first World Series Championship since 1908.
Javier Báez Before Fame
He grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2005, where he attended Arlington Country Day School. He was named Most Exciting Player in the Midwest League by Baseball America while playing for the Peoria Chiefs.
Achievement of Javier Báez
In his rookie season, he became the first player since 1954 to hit three home runs in his first three games.
Javier Báez Family Life
He has three brothers and a sister. He married Irmarie Márquez and they have a son named Adrián Javier.
Associations of Javier Báez
He became teammates with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo in 2014.
Information related to Javier Báez
- National League Championship Series MVPs
- National League RBI champions
- Boise Hawks players
- Arizona League Cubs players
- Daytona Cubs players
- Tennessee Smokies players
- Peoria Chiefs players
- Major League Baseball players from Puerto Rico
- Mesa Solar Sox players
- Silver Slugger Award winners
- Major League Baseball right fielders
- Major League Baseball left fielders