Why Javier Baez Is MLB’s Next Great Offensive Star at Shortstop

August 23, 2013 by  

While the Chicago Cubs are mired in yet another losing season at the MLB level, optimism for the future is as high as it has been in years thanks to the myriad of talent making its way through the upper levels of the minors. 

Planted firmly at the top of every Cubs' prospect list is Javier Baez. The 20-year-old was the team's first-round pick (ninth overall) in the 2011 draft and is on the fast track to the big leagues thanks to an incredible performance this year. 

After a 4-for-4 night that included two home runs on Wednesd...

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