Friday, August 31, 2012

Player Profile: Jeff Baker

I have three cards of Jeff Baker. This one is from 2007 Ultra.

Playing career: Jeff Baker, who came up with the Rockies in 2005 and was traded to the Cubs in 2009, is a classic utility man, playing multiple infield and outfield positions while getting 200-300 at bats a season, regularly hitting in the .260s. 

Where he is now: He was traded to the Tigers on August 5. On the season he is hitting .254 with 4 HR and 24 RBI in 169 at-bats, so he will need a good September to keep up the streak. Since being traded to Detroit he is hitting .200 in 35 at-bats. Yesterday he was 0-for-1 in Detroit's loss to Kansas City.

My memories: Don’t remember this guy at all, probably because he only played in the National League before this season.

Google Autocomplete results: He is ninth when  you type Jeff Ba, between Jeff Ballard and Jeff Bagwell Stats, both of which refer to former major leaguers. Another prominent Jeff Baker is a psychic.

Coming up next: The next profile will be John Baker.

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