Baker passes Way for No. 3 on Alaska’s all-time innings list

June 3, 2021

Dylan Baker

Juneau’s Dylan Baker picked up his second winning decision in three starts with the Kansas City Monarchs and in the process moved up to No. 3 on the all-time list for career innings among Alaskans at the professional level.

The 29-year-old right-handed pitcher is back on the mound for his ninth pro season and off to a strong start, producing a 2-0 record and 1.93 ERA in his first three appearances.

Baker, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, has struck out 15 batters in 14 innings while holding opponents to a .150 batting average.

The former fifth-round MLB draft pick is in his third season in the American Association of Professional Baseball, an independent league.

Baker has played as high as the Double-A level in 2017 with the Cleveland organization and 2019 with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

In nine seasons, he has started 74 of his 130 career appearances at the pro level.

Baker’s 410 innings ranks No. 3 on Alaska’s all-time list among professional pitchers after he passed Sitka’s Matt Way (406).

Baker ranks No. 6 on the all-time strikeout list with 345, needing just 14 more to catch Anchorage’s Corey Madden (359) for the No. 5 spot.