• Full name Dylan Ford Baker
  • Born 04/06/1992 in Roseburg, OR
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Western Nevada CC
  • Drafted in the 5th round (173rd overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2012 (signed for $200,000).
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    Baker has taken an uncharted path as a prospect. He went to Douglas High in Juneau, Alaska, before pitching at Tacoma (Wash.) CC last year and then winding up at Western Nevada this year. Baker has a good pitcher's frame at 6-foot-3 and 213 pounds and has put up fantastic numbers as the ace for the Wildcats, though scouts see him in the bullpen. His fastball sits in the 90-95 mph range, and his breaking ball shows flashes of being a plus pitch, though scouts would like for it to be more of a true slider. He mixes in an occasional changeup but is more of a two-pitch guy, which limits his role. Scouts don't love his delivery because he doesn't stay in line to the plate and shows effort, which limits his command and would seem to further suggest a future in the bullpen.

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