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12 John Baker C
Height/Weight: 6-1/213 | Birthdate: 1/20/1981 | Birthplace: Alameda, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Chicago | College: California | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $930,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1084.00
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)82.000.00.2206.006.001.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1070.206850
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20143400000000
20131400000000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cincinnati510 .333 .200 .200
vs Simon (Career)210 .500.500.500
vs RHP89190 .304 .236 .213
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/09/2014Suk-Min Yoon, SP BAL
John Jaso, C OAK
A.J. Pollock, CF ARI
John Baker, C CHC
07/09/2014Brandon Hicks, 2B SF
Nathan Eovaldi, SP MIA
John Baker, C CHC
Zack Cozart, SS CIN
Yadier Molina, C STL
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
07/05/2014Russell Martin, C PIT
Josh Beckett, SP LAD
Tanner Roark, SP WAS
John Baker, C CHC
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
6/17@MIA1000000
6/18@MIA4010000
6/20PIT3010010
6/22PIT2000000
6/25CIN3000000
6/27WAS3130410
6/28WAS3000000
7/4@WAS3010010
7/6@WAS2020020
7/8@CIN2010010
 
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Latest News
Cubs will continue to find starts for John Baker
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/14) 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."

John Baker drives in four Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/14) 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.

John Baker returns Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/6/14) 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. 

John Baker sidelined after taking ball to throat
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/14) 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.
John Baker wins Cubs backup job
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/26/14) Cubs catcher John Baker has won the team's backup job, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The club opted to release George Kottaras, opening up the spot for Baker. Last year, Baker hit .150 in 40 at-bats in the majors. He'll back up Welington Castillo.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/10/14@ CIN12:35 pmHomer Bailey
7/11/14ATL4:05 pmAlex Wood
7/12/14ATL4:05 pmMike Minor
7/13/14ATL2:20 pmJulio Teheran
7/18/14@ ARI9:40 pm
7/19/14@ ARI8:10 pm
7/20/14@ ARI4:10 pm
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
2014CHC4010752208123400 .289 .234 .206
Total 33110011202531411312024521 .336 .350 .253
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008FLAC59544284022240 .991
2009FLAC105997967484262 .992
2010FLAC2120163152921 .988
2011FLAC10220001.000
2012SDC56523953682340 .990
2013SDC141290819021.000
2014CHCC34312852671712 .996
Total  29026821592020122177 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005OAK00000000
2008FLA1408831246
2009FLA250153225510
2010FLA312200115
2011FLA00201000
2012SD805401024
2013SD00600004
2014CHC302511112
Total 5313506691331
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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