Latest Update Cubs non-tender catcher John Baker Tue Dec, 02, 09:59 PM
Displays very good patience at bat and has a smooth line-drive stroke. Is fairly athletic for a catcher and doesn't make a lot of mistakes with the mitt.
Flaws: : Struggles mightily to throw base-runners out attempting to steal. Doesn't have a lot of home-run power, which is normally associated with the catching position.
Wright was projected to make around $2 million next season and the Cubs didn't feel like he was worth the price tag. He and Baker will now become free agents and are free to sign with any team.Analyst: David Kerr
The Cubs want to stack lefties against Reds right-hander johnny Cueto, so the left-handed baker will get the nod in the first game. Welington Castillo should be behind the dish for the second.Analyst: Howard Bender
Despite the solid effort by Baker on Friday night, he has now sitting on a .186 average with zero home runs and eight RBI through 97 at-bats. Unless this starts to become a trend, there is no reason to have Baker on your radar moving forward. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Eli Whiteside will get the start tonight at home versus the Mets and is batting eighth. If you are looking for a discounted option at the catching position in your daily league contests then go with DBacks LHH Miguel Montero who is coming off a six RBI outing and gets another favorable LvsR matchup against Rockies starter Juan Nicasio in Coors. Analyst: Michael Pichan