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Cubs News: Javy Baez named finalist for 2018 NL MVP


by - Senior Editor -

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez didn't win the Rawlings' Gold Glove Award at second base which was announced on Sunday night on ESPN.

However, he was just announced on Monday night as a finalist for the 2018 National League MVP award with Nolan Arenado and Christian Yelich.

The winner will be announced on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. ET.

Baez hit .290 with 34 homers, and an NL-leading 111 RBIs this season.

Defensively, he mostly played three positions (plus 1x at first) in the infield helping out the Cubs defense. At second, he had 373 total chances, with 163 putouts, 204 assists, only made six errors, turned 60 double plays, and had a fielding percentage of .984.

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