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Jeff Baker

32-Year-Old Second Baseman – Miami Marlins

2014 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

3

RBI

28

R

27

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Jeff Baker in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/1/1982   BORN: Bad Kissingen, West Germany   COLLEGE: Clemson   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jeff Baker Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3.75 million contract with the Marlins in February 2014. Deal includes up to $500,000 in performance bonuses for both years.

September 19, 2014  –  Jeff Baker News

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Jeff Baker Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 A VIS 73 325 271 60 88 35 23 1 11 64 1 0 47 73 0 1 6 .325 .434 .539 .973
2004 22 AA TUL 24 99 91 10 27 10 5 1 4 20 0 0 7 22 0 1 0 .297 .343 .505 .848
2005 23 AA TUL 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2005 23 AAA COL 61 248 228 40 69 27 16 1 10 41 3 1 16 44 1 2 1 .303 .348 .513 .861
2005 23 MAJ COL 12 43 38 6 8 5 4 0 1 4 0 0 5 12 0 0 0 .211 .302 .395 .697
2006 24 AAA COL 128 538 482 71 147 54 30 4 20 108 7 1 46 110 1 4 5 .305 .369 .508 .877
2006 24 MAJ COL 18 58 57 13 21 14 7 2 5 21 2 0 1 14 0 0 0 .368 .379 .825 1.204
2007 25 AAA COL 7 27 26 3 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .231 .259 .385 .644
2007 25 MAJ COL 85 159 144 17 32 8 2 2 4 12 0 0 13 40 0 0 2 .222 .296 .347 .643
2008 26 MAJ COL 104 333 299 55 80 35 22 1 12 48 4 0 26 85 1 6 1 .268 .322 .468 .791
2009 27 A MOD 2 6 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100
2009 27 AAA COL 7 27 23 3 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .217 .333 .435 .768
2009 27 MAJ CHN 69 224 203 27 62 20 15 1 4 21 0 0 17 46 0 2 2 .305 .362 .448 .810
2009 27 MAJ COL 12 24 23 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 .130 .167 .217 .384
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CHN/COL 81 248 226 27 65 21 15 2 4 24 1 0 18 53 0 2 2 .288 .343 .425 .768
2010 28 MAJ CHN 79 224 206 29 56 19 13 2 4 21 1 0 16 50 0 1 1 .272 .326 .413 .739
2011 29 AAA IOW 3 10 10 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .600 .900
2011 29 MAJ CHC 81 212 201 20 54 16 12 1 3 23 0 0 10 46 0 1 0 .269 .302 .383 .685
2012 30 MAJ CHC 54 144 134 16 36 15 10 1 4 20 4 1 8 28 0 2 0 .269 .306 .448 .754
2012 30 MAJ DET 15 37 35 1 7 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 .200 .243 .257 .500
2012 30 MAJ ATL 14 20 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 .105 .150 .105 .255
2012  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CHC/DET/ATL 83 201 188 18 45 17 12 1 4 25 4 1 11 48 0 2 0 .239 .279 .378 .656
2013 31 AA FRI 3 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364
2013 31 MAJ TEX 74 175 154 21 43 19 8 0 11 21 1 0 18 48 0 1 2 .279 .360 .545 .905
2014 32 MAJ MIA 90 225 208 27 55 17 10 4 3 28 1 0 13 51 0 3 1 .264 .307 .394 .701
3-Year Averages     79 195 181 19 47 16 10 0 6 23 1 0 13 47 0 1 0 .260 .308 .414 .722
Career  (View All)     707 1,878 1,721 233 459 171 105 15 51 227 14 1 131 447 1 16 9 .267 .319 .434 .753

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Jeff Baker Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 25 Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .307 .394 .701
Sep. 24 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 23 Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .309 .398 .707
Sep. 21 Was Did not play.
Sep. 20 Was Did not play.
Sep. 19 Was Did not play.
Sep. 18 Was 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .311 .401 .712
Sep. 17 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 16 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 15 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Phi 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .306 .397 .703
Sep. 11 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .302 .390 .692
Sep. 10 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .303 .392 .695
Sep. 8 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 7 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .306 .396 .702
Sep. 6 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .303 .396 .699
Sep. 5 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 3 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .304 .399 .703
Sep. 2 NYM 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .305 .401 .706
Sep. 1 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .305 .402 .707
Aug. 30 @Atl 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .305 .403 .708
Aug. 29 @Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .301 .400 .701
Last 7 Days 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Last 14 Days 9 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 30 Days 28 4 9 1 0 0 2 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .345 .357 .702

Jeff Baker: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 43 21 2
2013 21 1 10 22 21 1 11
2012 20 9 4 31 5 26
2011 19 18 11 11 1 10 3
2010 4 26 33 4 4
2009 3 52 20

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Jeff Baker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014119152181.319.462.824
20131051710181.314.6671.073
2012129133172.240.388.665

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201489121100.191.303.535
2013494130.204.286.536
2012595182.237.356.637

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014114183170.237.377.676
20136810461.221.441.779
201292101164.250.370.670

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20149490111.298.415.731
201386117150.326.6281.007
2012968390.229.385.643
Jeff Baker Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 A VIS 325 271 14.5% 22.5% 0.64 73% .412 .214
2004 22 AA TUL 99 91 7.1% 22.2% 0.32 76% .354 .208
2005 23 AA TUL 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2005 23 AAA COL 248 228 6.5% 17.7% 0.36 81% .339 .210
2005 23 MAJ COL 43 38 11.6% 27.9% 0.42 68% .280 .184
2006 24 AAA COL 538 482 8.6% 20.4% 0.42 77% .361 .203
2006 24 MAJ COL 58 57 1.7% 24.1% 0.07 75% .421 .457
2007 25 AAA COL 27 26 3.7% 29.6% 0.13 69% .294 .154
2007 25 MAJ COL 159 144 8.2% 25.2% 0.33 72% .280 .125
2008 26 MAJ COL 333 299 7.8% 25.5% 0.31 72% .337 .200
2009 27 A MOD 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .500 .200
2009 27 AAA COL 27 23 14.8% 11.1% 1.33 87% .211 .218
2009 27 MAJ CHN 224 203 7.6% 20.5% 0.37 77% .379 .143
2009 27 MAJ COL 24 23 4.2% 29.2% 0.14 70% .188 .087
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CHN/COL 248 226 7.3% 21.4% 0.34 77% .361 .137
2010 28 MAJ CHN 224 206 7.1% 22.3% 0.32 76% .342 .141
2011 29 AAA IOW 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .333 .300
2011 29 MAJ CHC 212 201 4.7% 21.7% 0.22 77% .336 .114
2012 30 MAJ CHC 144 134 5.6% 19.4% 0.29 79% .314 .179
2012 30 MAJ DET 37 35 5.4% 27% 0.20 71% .280 .057
2012 30 MAJ ATL 20 19 5% 50% 0.10 47% .222 .000
2012  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CHC/DET/ATL 201 188 5.5% 23.9% 0.23 74% .301 .139
2013 31 AA FRI 11 11 0% 18.2% 0.00 82% .222 .000
2013 31 MAJ TEX 175 154 10.3% 27.4% 0.38 69% .337 .266
2014 32 MAJ MIA 225 208 5.8% 22.7% 0.25 75% .338 .130
3-Year Averages     195 181 6.7% 24.1% 0.28 74% .320 .154
Career     1,878 1,721 7% 23.8% 0.29 74% .334 .167

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2014 Stat Review for Jeff Baker    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.264 AVG
AVERAGE
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.338 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.394 SLG
WEAK
.130 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.8% BB Rate
POOR
22.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.701 OPS
WEAK
.307 OBP
WEAK

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Jeff Baker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Baker went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Rockies.

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Baker tripled and drove in a run during the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

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Baker hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

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Baker went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

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Baker went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

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Baker entered Saturday's game as a replacement at second base for Rafael Furcal (hamstring) and went 0-for-2 in a loss to the Mets.

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Baker (shoulder) knocked a pinch-hit single in Friday's loss the the Brewers.

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Baker went 2-for-5 with a triple, one run scored and two RBI in a losing effort Sunday against the Padres.

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Baker doubled and drove in a run after entering the game as a pinch hitter, helping the Marlins to a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

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Baker has been dealing with flu-like symptoms, MLB.com reports

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Baker is not in Saturday's lineup against the Padres.

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Baker is batting second and manning the keystone in the Marlins' opener Monday versus the Rockies, Joe Capozzi of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Baker is expected to bat cleanup in the Marlins' Opening Day lineup with lefty Jorge de la Rosa taking the ball for Colorado, the Miami Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jeff Baker.

2013

Baker played for three teams in 2012 while enduring the worst season of his career. Baker hit for just a .656 OPS over 201 plate appearances with the Cubs, Tigers and Braves. He has played sparingly in eight seasons now, mostly as a pinch-hitter. When projecting Baker's 2013 season, one could expect a middling batting average with little potential to rack up the counting stats. He will need to find a good situation and a touch of luck in order to earn a relevant amount of playing time.

2012

Baker offers some defensive versatility, given his ability to play first, second, third and both corner-outfield spots, and he's capable of hitting lefties (.314/.349/.463 in 121 at-bats). That said, he doesn't play any position particularly well, can't hit righties at all, doesn't hit for power and rarely draws a walk. The Cubs offered Baker arbitration in December, so he could be back in a utility role.

2011

Baker signed a one-year deal in December, which means he'll return as a part-time second baseman and back up Carlos Pena at first and Aramis Ramirez at third. Baker's defense is merely average, and while he has modest power, his plate discipline and contact skills are below par. The younger (and left-handed) Blake DeWitt should get most of the playing time, but it's unclear exactly how the at-bats will be split up.

2010

Baker came over from the Rockies in a midseason trade and wrestled the starting second-base job from the struggling Mike Fontenot. Baker hit well for the Cubs down the stretch in a 203-at-bat sample, but his poor plate discipline and average-at-best defense make him a stopgap and not a long-term solution. Baker will likely compete with Fontenot for the job again this spring, and the two could even wind up in a lefty-righty platoon that favors Fontenot.

2009

Injuries to Troy Tulowitzki and Clint Barmes enabled Baker to get a toehold in the lineup at second base, where he showed himself to be a four-corners guy, not a middle infielder. He'd make a fine right-handed half of a platoon at third base should the Rockies find a new home for Garret Atkins. Second-base eligibility and Coors Field make him a nice middle infield play for 2009, but keep playing-time expectations down.

2008

Baker spent 2007 as a utility player seeing time in the outfield, first base and third base. Last year was somewhat of a lost season as he received only 144 at-bats and never received an opportunity for consistent playing time. He's a great athlete with 25-homer potential. The Rockies may try him at second base in spring training if they do not find a replacement for Kaz Matsui. Otherwise he'll be relegated to a utility role. If Baker is traded during the offseason and finds a starting role, he's a definite sleeper candidate.

2007

Baker had his first full injury-free season in 2006, batting .305/.369/.508 for Triple-A Colorado Springs before receiving a September call-up, where he was just as impressive. With 14 extra-base hits in just 57 at-bats for the Rockies, Baker took a huge step forward in a bid to earn a regular spot with the team in 2007. He's certainly earned at least a bench job. With Brad Hawpe being mentioned in trade rumors this winter, it's unclear how to project Baker. He should get at least 200 at-bats, but the potential is there for far more.

2006

Baker batted .303/.348/.513 with quality power at Triple-A and was in-line for a September call-up before breaking his thumb. There has been talk of Baker moving to the outfield in order to make room for blue-chip prospect Ian Stewart at third base. For now, Baker will start 2006 at Triple-A Colorado Springs and should challenge Garrett Atkins for playing time by midseason.

2005

Baker finds himself between a rock and a hard place—i.e., Garrett Atkins and Ian Stewart—in his quest to start at third base for the Rockies. He'll get the starting nod at Double-A Tulsa in 2005 after hitting a combined .318 with 15 HR in two levels of the minors in 2004, and he could get a cup of coffee in September if he impresses and can stay healthy. Best-case scenario is that Baker, who played some shortstop in college, assumes a regular starting role in 2006 if Atkins or Clint Barmes fizzle out on the left side of the infield.

2004

Baker's rookie season at low Single-A ball was cut short in '03 due to a recurring wrist injury, but he still managed to show flashes of promise, hitting 11 homers in 270 ABs. He's had three operations on the wrist already, so it's obviously a situation that warrants concern for the Rockies. Baker was regarded as one of the top five hitters in the 2002 draft, so there's no reason to believe that he cannot continue to progress - and rapidly at that - if the wrist is finally healed.

2003

Watch Baker carefully next season - he was perceived to be one of the top five hitters in the 2002 draft, but "unsignable" due to his affiliation with agent Scott Boras and slipped to the fourth round. Beyond his talent, he fills a spot where the organization has a gaping hole in terms of prospects, so he could climb the ladder quickly.