Javier Baez named finalist for Gold Glove award


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Bill Streicher - USA Today Sports
Bill Streicher - USA Today Sports

'El Mago' had a terrific 2018 season.

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was named a Rawlings' Gold Glove Award finalist on Thursday alongside D.J. LeMahieu and Kolten Wong.

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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