All of us here know what a special player Javier Báez is, at the plate, in the field and in his joy of playing the game.
The video game MLB The Show has honored Javy by putting him on the cover of the 2020 version of their game.
“I am so honored and excited to be on the cover of MLB The Show 20. I’ll never forget how it felt when I saw myself in the game for the first time (even as a backup!). It was so surreal. Still, it’s one thing to see your virtual self, but it’s completely next level to be on the cover of a game you’ve played and love. Let’s go!” Báez said in a statement on Sony’s blog.
According to the folks at Sony PlayStation, it’s not just baseball fans that Báez has won over. Even The Show’s 2019 cover athlete Bryce Harper is a fan: “Javy Báez is a player I love watching because of his talent and flair for the game. Congrats to him on being named the new cover athlete.”
Congratulations to Javy! Here’s a larger photo of the cover of MLB The Show 20.