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  John Baker
John Baker

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Walnut Creek, CA

High School:
De La Salle HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
01/20/1981

Experience:
2V

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

A left-handed hitting catcher who emerged as a top Pac-10 player…solidified the Bears catching corps last season and was a key to Cal advancing to an NCAA regional…can hit for both power and average and will again be one of the team leaders…could also see action as a designated hitter…converted to catching in the fall of 1999…AS A SOPHOMORE (2001): Batted .331 (56-for-169, 13-2B, 3-HR, 29 RBI, .341 verus Pac-10) and finished the season on a career-high 12-game hitting streak from Apr. 29 (19-for-47, .404, 4-2B, HR, 5 RBI)…went 4-for-12 with a double at the NCAA South Regional, including going 2-for-5 in the first game against Virginia Commonwealth…was 7-for-13 with a double, home run and three RBI May 4-6 at UCLA and 2-for-4 May 8 versus Santa Clara…went 7-for-14 with a double and five RBI Apr. 20-22 at Arizona…was 5-for-12 with two RBI Apr. 12-14 versus USC and 3-for-5 Apr. 17 at Saint Mary's…was 4-for-11 with two doubles and three RBI Mar. 31-Apr. 1 at Washington…had huge game Mar. 18 versus Arizona State, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run and a career-high six RBI…went 2-for-3 Mar. 3 at Stanford…was 2-for-2 with a double, a home run (first collegiate homer) and two RBI Feb. 17 at Loyola Marymount…batted .308 (16-for-52) with runners in scoring position…was honorable mention All-Pac-10 and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic…AS A FRESHMAN (2000): Played in 15 games with nine starts at designated hitter…batted .220 with three doubles and six RBI…top games included going 2-for-5 Apr. 29 at Stanford and 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI Apr. 30 at Stanford…batted .333 (4-for-12) with runners in scoring position…HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At De La Salle High School had a .433 batting average and earned All-Bay Valley Athletic League honors as a junior and senior…helped lead his team to a second place finish in the North Coast Section as a senior…this past summer played in the Cape Cod League for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, competing in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game after batting .250 with six doubles, two home runs and 20 RBI…in the summer of 2000 batted .245 with four doubles, one home run and 14 RBI for Yarmouth-Dennis and was the winner of the Cape Cod League's Manny Robello 10th Player Award…in the summer of 1999 competed for the North Bay Devil Rays Connie Mack team, leading his squad to the Western Regional Tournament…had a 4.0 high school GPA and was his school's Salutatorian…considered Pepperdine, Columbia, UCLA and Stanford before selecting Cal...majoring in American studies...father, David, played baseball at Stanford from 1973-75 and was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization…parents are David and Stephanie Baker...born January 20, 1981 in Alameda, CA.

Baker's Career Statistics
YEAR	AVG	G	AB	R	H	RBI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	SB
2000	.220	15	41	7	9	6	3	0	0	5	9	0
2001	.331	48	169	29	56	29	13	0	3	14	39	0
Totals	.310	63	210	36	65	35	16	0	3	19	48	0	

CAREER VS. THE PAC-10 AVG G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB TB SLUG vs. Arizona .438 3 16 3 7 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 8 .500 vs. ASU .500 2 8 2 4 6 1 0 1 0 2 0 8 1.000 vs. OSU .222 6 18 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 .278 vs. Stanford .167 6 24 0 4 2 2 0 0 1 7 0 6 .250 vs. UCLA .333 6 24 4 8 5 2 0 1 5 4 0 10 .417 vs. USC .417 3 12 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 .417 vs. Washington .364 2 11 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 .545 vs. WSU .000 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000

Career Bests Most Hits: 4, twice, last time Apr. 20, 2001 at Arizona (4-for-6, 2B, 3 RBI) Most Runs: 3, May 13, 2001 at Kansas State Most RBI: 6, Mar. 18, 2001 vs. Arizona State (4-for-5, 2B, HR) Career Grand Slams: None Longest Hitting Streak: 12, Apr. 29, 2001- (19-for-47, 4-2B, HR, 5 RBI)


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