The Chicago Cubs fell short of expectations in 2019 and will be looking to return to the postseason in 2020. In the meantime, Cubs fans will have another thing to look forward to for next year -- MLB The Show 20. The PS4 baseball game features a new cover athlete each season, and the man featured prominently in 2020 will be none other than star middle infielder/El Mago, Javy Baez.
Baez lands the cover the year after Bryce Harper was the featured athlete. Fortunately, baseball fans won't have to wait the entire offseason to get a glimpse at this year's cover, considering Harper was a free agent until just before the season got underway.
The 2018 NL MVP runner-up had an impressive campaign in 2019. Baez slashed .281/.316/.531 with 29 homers, 85 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
Baez will be the first Chicago Cubs player to ever be on the cover of the popular video game, and the first middle infielder on the cover since Dustin Pedroia in 2009.
The two-time All-Star has developed into one of the most recognizable figures in the game, so El Mago's inclusion on the cover is well-deserved.
He joins Aaron Judge, Harper, Josh Donaldson, Yasiel Puig, Miguel Cabrera and Andrew McCutchen among active players who have been the feature athlete on the American edition's cover.