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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #25: August 19, 2022, 10:35:59 AM »
Not awful, and at 23 in AA that's getting to very fringe prospect status.  Interesting that he's hit a couple balls out this year.  Still not a prospect, but getting closer.
a complete team needs a few Adrian Sanchez types. Not prospects but capable of time in the majors. Classic AAAA guys.  Baker could end up that. Fringe of the roster with a few skills.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #26: August 19, 2022, 10:45:44 AM »
a complete team needs a few Adrian Sanchez types. Not prospects but capable of time in the majors. Classic AAAA guys.  Baker could end up that. Fringe of the roster with a few skills.

Yeah I must admit that I have never seen him play, but I assume he is very fundamentally sound at 2B and on the basepaths and he seems to be able to get on base. If he could develop a little position versatility, I think his prospect status would go up.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #27: August 19, 2022, 11:04:06 AM »
Yeah I must admit that I have never seen him play, but I assume he is very fundamentally sound at 2B and on the basepaths and he seems to be able to get on base. If he could develop a little position versatility, I think his prospect status would go up.
There's defiantly a role for a guy like that on a good team.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #28: August 19, 2022, 02:37:54 PM »
a complete team needs a few Adrian Sanchez types. Not prospects but capable of time in the majors. Classic AAAA guys.  Baker could end up that. Fringe of the roster with a few skills.

Exactly.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #29: August 28, 2022, 05:34:53 PM »
Got a hit today, bringing his average to .289, OPS of .674

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #30: October 01, 2022, 04:48:26 PM »
A bit of a :az: on this from Eric Longerhagen's chat yesterday on FG:
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Trent: Who’s the next Arraez in the minors?

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Eric A Longenhagen: Could be Luke Waddell or Darren Baker, could be Roque Salinas. Yohel Pozo also super Astudillo-y
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/eric-longenhagen-chat/

Adding DB to follow the prospects index.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #31: October 03, 2022, 03:42:34 PM »
A bit of a :az: on this from Eric Longerhagen's chat yesterday on FG:https://blogs.fangraphs.com/eric-longenhagen-chat/

Adding DB to follow the prospects index.

Fangraphs, the site that thinks Patrick Corbin just had a season that was above replacement level.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #32: October 03, 2022, 04:16:00 PM »
Fangraphs, the site that thinks Patrick Corbin just had a season that was above replacement level.

depends on who you replace Corbin with. :)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #33: October 04, 2022, 09:25:07 AM »
Fangraphs, the site that thinks Patrick Corbin just had a season that was above replacement level.

By RA9-WAR he's an astonishing (though not if you've actually watched him this season) -2.0 WAR.

Still, I can't help but wonder what a more competent defense next season might make him look. All of the advanced ERA predictors have him pegged between 4.0-5.0 ERA. He's far from a good pitcher, but is it at all possible he's not as truly awful as he's looked this year?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #34: November 12, 2022, 04:00:57 PM »
Darren B. finished .290 at Harrisburg. He fields, he runs the bases. Luis G. is still a bit of a butcher at 2B. Baker is definitely a prospect.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Darren Baker, 2B
« Reply #35: November 12, 2022, 05:33:28 PM »
He is 23 and slugged .361. Baker is not a prospect. His ceiling is utility infielder.