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12 John Baker C

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1290.2171180
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014CHC1129828011154100.306.264.217

Player Updates

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John Baker scored winning run after pitching
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker appeared in just one inning Tuesday against the Rockies, but played a big part in the 4-3 extra-inning win.  

Baker entered the game in the top of the 16th inning as a pitcher, the first time he has ever pitched as a professional. He got through the inning on 11 pitches, while walking one batter and allowing no runs, and then came to bat in the bottom half of the inning.

Baker walked in his first plate appearance of the game, and came around to score the winning run as the Cubs rallied to bring him around.

Baker has been mostly limited to part-time duty this season, and is hitting just .216/.308/.256 in 125 at-bats, with eight runs scored. 

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Cubs will continue to find starts for John Baker
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker caught 16 of 17 starts made by Jason Hammel before Hammel was dealt to the Athletics Saturday. Though most of Baker's starts came with Hammel on the mound, manager Rick Renteria said he still plans to find starts for the veteran catcher moving forward.

"It's where we believe that the combination of both [Welington Castillo] and [Baker] fit," Renteria said, per MLB.com. "We obviously want both of them to be able to receive. We want [Castillo] to be in there. And with [Castillo] coming off of that DL stint, he's been playing pretty consistently. So we're trying to get him into shape. He's another guy who likes playing every single day, just as all those guys do. So we'll just work it through and see how it continues to develop."

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John Baker drives in four Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker drove in four runs Friday against the Nationals.

Baker was perfect at the plate, going 3 for 3, and reaching in all four of his plate appearances. He singled in his first two at-bats, walked his third time up and then hit a bases-clearing double in his final at-bat. Baker scored one run and drove in four. He's hitting .186/.252/.216 over 97 at-bats.

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John Baker returns Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker returned to the team's starting lineup Friday.

Baker took a foul ball to the throat Wednesday, and did not play Thursday. The injury was not considered serious, and Baker will return to action Friday. He's hitting .143 over 56 at-bats. 

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John Baker sidelined after taking ball to throat
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker , who took a foul ball to the throat Wednesday, is not in the Thursday lineup against the Mets. Eli Whiteside is set to start and will likely do so for the next two or three games, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 46 98 14.00
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Haren (Career)310 .333.333.333
vs RHP105240 .317 .267 .229
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/20@ARI3000000
7/23SD1000000
7/24SD4010000
7/25STL1000000
7/28COL3110000
7/29COL0100010
7/30COL4010100
Two Week Schedule
JULY /AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
27
StL
L0-1
28
Colo
W4-1
29
Colo
W4-3
30
Colo
L4-6
31
Colo
W3-1
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@LAD
10:10 pm
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@LAD
9:10 pm
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@LAD
4:10 pm
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4
5
@Colo
8:40 pm
Tickets
6
@Colo
8:40 pm
Tickets
7
@Colo
3:10 pm
Tickets
8
TB
4:05 pm
Tickets
9
TB
4:05 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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6

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005OAK0000000000 --- --- ---
2008FLA611973259532304800 .392 .447 .299
2009FLA11237359101950418900 .349 .410 .271
2010FLA23787170691800 .307 .282 .218
2011FLA161302012300 .267 .154 .154
2012SD631931746014204121 .310 .280 .238
2013SD1640060261200 .261 .150 .150
2014CHC49129828011154100 .306 .264 .217
Total 34010231232591411612325221 .337 .351 .253
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008FLAC59544284022240 .991
2009FLAC105997967484262 .992
2010FLAC2120163152921 .988
2011FLAC10220001.000
2012SDC56523953682340 .990
2013SDC141290819021.000
2014CHCC40373513292112 .997
2014CHCP1000000 ---
Total  29727422252082126177 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005OAK00000000
2008FLA1408831246
2009FLA250153225510
2010FLA312200115
2011FLA00201000
2012SD805401024
2013SD00600004
2014CHC603411212
Total 56135966101331
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002 A-Vancouver39115152750113223720 .389 .304 .235
2003 A-Kane County823044294232649477710 .414 .457 .309
2003 AA-Midland43150163630121144600 .316 .280 .240
2004AAA-Sacramento144911173001062300 .429 .408 .347
2004 AA-Midland117439671233251578379412 .355 .478 .280
2005AAA-Sacramento1033464381243541309010 .303 .364 .234
2006AAA-Sacramento832934980191438407760 .361 .386 .273
2007AAA-Albuquerque892703577150841285820 .360 .430 .285
2008AAA-Albuquerque591933562141631243412 .398 .497 .321
2010AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads362200002100 .500 .333 .333
2011AA-Jacksonville Suns390110001500 .200 .222 .111
2011AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads122888220110800 .487 .500 .286
2013AAA-Tucson Padres4132300012500 .375 .231 .231
2013AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes40133142710417183301 .294 .301 .203
Total 69123483396381421450341281588145 .357 .408 .272
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/213
Birthdate:
1/20/1981
Age:
33
Hometown:
Alameda, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
California
MLB Experience:
7
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