Baker pitching in minors for first time in three months

July 19, 2014

dylan_baker_baseball_sm1Healthy again after a broken ankle sidelined him for three months, Dylan Baker of Juneau has finally returned to the pitching mound for the Cleveland Indians organization and had immediate success.

The 22-year-old right hander is back in rookie ball in the Arizona League and has stuck out 13 in 5.2 innings over three appearances since his return.

In his last start against the Brewers and was fabulous, throwing three no-hit innings and striking out five of the 10 batters he faced.

The 6-foot-2 flamethrower is a fastball, slider pitcher who has tapped out at 97 mph.

Baker, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, began the 2014 season with at the Class A Advanced level with the Carolina Mudcats. He made one start and tossed six shutout innings before he broke his ankle and went on the DL.

In 2012, Baker was a fifth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians. He was a JC All-American at Western Nevada College.

In his only full season at the pro level with Class-A Lake County, Baker went 7-6 with a 3.63 ERA and 117 strikeouts and 62 walks in 143.2 innings.