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John Baker #12 - C

Chicago Cubs

  • Age: 33
  • DOB: 1981/01/20
  • POB: Alameda, CA
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 6
  • Drafted by Oakland in 2002 (4th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Baker is cold (.222 in last 9AB).
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date48125827500101539001.216.308.256.564
On Pace1052731759110022338500-.216.308.256.564

Scouting Report

AssetsDisplays very good patience at bat and has a smooth line-drive stroke. Is fairly athletic for a catcher and doesn't make a lot of mistakes with the mitt.
FlawsStruggles mightily to throw base-runners out attempting to steal. Doesn't have a lot of home-run power, which is normally associated with the catching position.
Career potentialVeteran contact-hitting catcher.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/06Missed 1 game (throat).
2014/06/05Throat, day-to-day.
2014/03/30Contract purchased from Iowa (AAA).
2013/12/13Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2013/11/05Opted for minor league free agency.
2013/08/05Outrighted to Albuquerque (AAA).
2013/06/15Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA).
2013/06/15Claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
2013/06/10Designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres.
2013/05/28Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2013/01/18Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2011/11/22Acquired from the Miami Marlins.
2011/09/05Missed 139 games (tommy john surgery).
2011/03/30Tommy John surgery, 60-day DL.
2010/11/05Missed the last 126 regular season games (right flexor strain).
2010/06/18Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right flexor strain).
2010/05/15Right flexor strain, early September (retroactive to May 13th, 2010).
2010/03/02Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.
2009/08/28Missed 2 games (back injury).
2009/08/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/12Missed 2 games (left eye injury).
2009/06/10Left eye injury, day-to-day.
2008/07/08Contract purchased from Albuquerque (AAA).
2008/03/29Assigned by the Florida Marlins to their minor league camp.
2007/03/12Assigned by the Oakland Athletics to their minor league camp.
2006/01/04Designated for assignment by the Florida Marlins.
2005/12/15Claimed off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
2005/12/05Designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.
2005/03/20Optioned to Sacramento (AAA).
2005/02/22Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2004/11/19Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).
2002/06/28Signed by the Oakland Athletics.

Trades

2013/12/13Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2013/06/15Claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
2011/11/22Miami Marlins traded John Baker to the San Diego Padres for Wade LeBlanc.
2007/03/30Oakland Athletics traded John Baker to the Florida Marlins for Jason Stokes.
2005/12/15Claimed off waivers by the Florida Marlins by the Oakland Athletics.
2002/06/05Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 4th round in 2002.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014Chicago CubsNL48125827500101539001.216.308.256.564
2013San DiegoNL1640060002612000.150.261.150.411
2013TucsonAAA4132300012500-.231.375.231.606
2013AlbuquerqueAAA40133142710417183301-.203.294.301.595
2012San DiegoNL631931746800142041214.238.310.280.590
2011FloridaNL161302000123000.154.267.154.421
2011JacksonvilleAA390110001500-.111.200.222.422
2011JupiterA122888220110800-.286.487.500.987
2010FloridaNL2378717310691800-.218.307.282.589
2010JupiterA362200002100-.333.500.333.833
2009FloridaNL112373591012509504189006.271.349.410.759
2008FloridaNL611973259140532304800-.299.392.447.839
2008AlbuquerqueAAA5919335621416312434123.321.398.497.895
2007AlbuquerqueAAA8927035771508412858206.285.360.430.790
2006SacramentoAAA832934980191438407760-.273.361.386.747
2005SacramentoAAA10334643812435413090104.234.303.364.667
2004SacramentoAAA1449111730010623000.347.429.408.837
2004MidlandAA1174396712332515783794126.280.355.478.833
2003MidlandAA431501636301211446001.240.316.280.596
2003Kane CountyA8230442942326494777107.309.414.457.871
2002VancouverA391151527501132237203.235.389.304.693
TotalNL3391019123258551141151232502111.253.338.350.688
TotalAAA39212971893477652717914832010313.268.347.396.743
TotalAA16359883160365169952145127.268.343.425.768
TotalA13645367131304763811233010.289.414.419.833

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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