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Javier, last season's NLCS Co-MVP, completed his first full season in the majors in 2016 ... has appeared in 222 games since debuting in 2014 with the Cubs ... has played five positions in his career (first base, second base, third base, shortstop and left field), making the most starts at second base (68) and shortstop (53)...Made his major league debut in 2014, three years after he was selected by the Cubs in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2011 draft...Has a career batting average of .279 (53-for-190) with a .343 OBP against lefties, compared to a .231 average (120-for-520) with a .268 OBP against righties...Played for the World Team in the 2014 MLB Futures Game at Target Field in Minnesota ... hit a two-run homer...Named the 2013 Cubs Minor League Player of the Year by the organization after combining to hit .282 (146-for- 517) with 34 doubles, four triples, 37 homers and 111 RBI in 130 games with Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. w Was named a mid-season and post-season All-Star in 2013 with Single-A Daytona ... was also a postseason All-Star with Tennessee that season...Has amassed a .287 batting average (438-for-1,524) with 88 doubles, 14 triples, 90 home runs and 301 RBI in 397 career minor league contests...Named the Cubs top prospect heading into the 2013 and 2014 seasons by Baseball America ... was ranked as the organization's second-best prospect heading into 2012 by the publication...The infielder swiped 80 bases in his first five minor league seasons, and was caught just 20 times ... recorded an .887 OPS thanks to a .346 on-base percentage and a .541 slugging mark...Participated in both the 2013 and 2014 Cubs Rookie Development Programs in Chicago...Graduated from Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2011.

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