Baker learning the ropes in rookie ball [Baseball]

August 28, 2012

Dylan Baker

After flying high in his first few starts of rookie ball, Alaska pitching ace Dylan Baker seems to be coming back down to Earth.

The hard-throwing right-hander has seen his ERA balloon to 4.12 in eight starts. His record is 0-1.

Baker, of Juneau-Douglas fame, was a fifth round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in this spring’s Major League Baseball draft.

He turned 20 yesterday.

Baker has given up 24 hits in 24 innings. He has a 30 to 15 strikeout-to-walk ratio.