Latest Update John Baker getting start in Gm 1 of doubleheader vs Reds Tue Jul, 08, 11:52 AM
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.
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
Once upon a time John Baker had a promising career as a useful fantasy catcher but injuries derailed his career. He'll probably hook in to some team's minor league system but is a million miles a way from fantasy relevance. If not further!Analyst: