The title of best middle infielder in baseball is far from being resolved and certainly a worthy debate. The award for smoothest or coolest infielder in baseball belongs to Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs, and there isn't really a close second. El Mago showed off yet another magic trick when he helped nail St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna at second base with a nifty no-look tag.
Baez always seems to save his best moments for NL Central rivalry games, doesn't he?
Credit where credit's due -- this play is as much about the insane throw that Cubs catcher Willson Contreras made to nab Ozuna, who had a great jump against the soft-tossing Kyle Hendricks.
Still, this is one of those plays that one man and one man alone can make across the entire landscape of baseball.
Is there a player more consistently fun to watch in the league than Baez? Unless you're a Cardinals fan, it doesn't look like there is.