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John Baker

John David Baker (twitter: @manbearwolf)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: January 20, 1981 in Alameda, CA
High School: De La Salle HS (Concord, CA)
School: University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 4th round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 28, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 9, 2008 (Age 27.171)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Marlins/Padres/Cubs 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$875k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.141, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Joe Urbon) [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 27 FLA NL 61 233 197 32 59 14 0 5 32 0 0 30 48 .299 .392 .447 .839 119 88 6 2 1 3 4 2
2009 28 FLA NL 112 423 373 59 101 25 0 9 50 0 0 41 89 .271 .349 .410 .759 99 153 10 5 2 2 5 2
2010 29 FLA NL 23 88 78 7 17 3 1 0 6 0 0 9 18 .218 .307 .282 .589 59 22 5 1 0 0 1 2
2011 30 FLA NL 16 16 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .154 .267 .154 .421 19 2 0 0 1 0 0 /2
2012 31 SDP NL 63 214 193 17 46 8 0 0 14 2 1 20 41 .238 .310 .280 .590 69 54 4 0 1 0 2 2
2013 32 SDP NL 16 46 40 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 12 .150 .261 .150 .411 23 6 4 0 0 0 0 2
2014 33 CHC NL 68 208 182 9 35 7 0 0 15 0 0 19 58 .192 .273 .231 .504 42 42 3 2 3 2 3 2/1
7 Yrs 359 1228 1076 124 266 57 1 14 120 2 1 127 269 .247 .330 .341 .671 82 367 32 10 8 7 15
162 Game Avg. 162 554 486 56 120 26 0 6 54 1 0 57 121 .247 .330 .341 .671 82 166 14 5 4 3 7
FLA (4 yrs) 212 760 661 98 179 42 1 14 89 0 0 82 158 .271 .356 .401 .757 99 265 21 8 4 5 10
SDP (2 yrs) 79 260 233 17 52 8 0 0 16 2 1 26 53 .223 .301 .258 .559 61 60 8 0 1 0 2
CHC (1 yr) 68 208 182 9 35 7 0 0 15 0 0 19 58 .192 .273 .231 .504 42 42 3 2 3 2 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 27 FLA NL 61 233 6 1 -0 -2 4 8 0.7 7 15 1.4 .513 .505 1.6 0.1 17 2
2009 28 FLA NL 112 423 -1 -1 1 -11 6 -6 -0.6 13 7 0.6 .495 .496 1.7 -0.5 18 $400,000 2
2010 29 FLA NL 23 88 -4 -0 -0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .478 .497 -0.2 0.0 -1 $415,000 2
2011 30 FLA NL 16 16 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $417,000 /2
2012 31 SDP NL 63 214 -4 -0 -0 -1 3 -2 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .496 .498 0.4 0.3 5 $750,000 2
2013 32 SDP NL 16 46 -4 -0 0 2 1 -1 -0.1 2 0 0.0 .492 .499 -0.2 0.3 -2 $930,000 2
2014 33 CHC NL 68 208 -16 -1 0 -1 3 -14 -1.7 7 -7 -1.0 .477 .490 -0.9 0.2 -6 2/1
7 Seasons 359 1228 -25 -2 0 -14 19 -21 -2.6 39 17 1.1 .493 .497 2.5 0.4 31 $2,912,000
FLA (4 yrs) 212 760 -1 -0 1 -14 11 -4 -0.6 24 20 1.7 .498 .499 3.1 -0.4 34 $1,232,000
SDP (2 yrs) 79 260 -8 -0 -0 1 4 -4 -0.4 8 4 0.4 .495 .499 0.2 0.6 4 $1,680,000
CHC (1 yr) 68 208 -16 -1 0 -1 3 -14 -1.7 7 -7 -1.0 .477 .490 -0.9 0.2 -6

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 27 FLA NL 233 148 36 6.5 109 .367 .299 .268 .392 .340 .447 .428 .839 .769 119 .628 7.4 0.7 .833 .299 .147 .0
2009 28 FLA NL 423 286 54 5.0 108 .332 .271 .268 .349 .342 .410 .426 .759 .767 99 .523 -0.1 -0.0 .706 .249 .139 .0
2010 29 FLA NL 88 66 6 2.4 105 .283 .218 .265 .307 .336 .282 .418 .589 .754 59 .239 -4.6 -0.5 .485 .179 .064
2011 30 FLA NL 16 12 1 2.2 99 .200 .154 .260 .267 .328 .154 .405 .421 .733 19 .222 -1.4 -0.2 .364 .154 .000
2012 31 SDP NL 214 153 17 3.0 93 .303 .238 .250 .310 .314 .280 .397 .590 .711 69 .319 -7.3 -0.7 .493 .150 .041 .0
2013 32 SDP NL 46 38 1 0.7 89 .214 .150 .247 .261 .311 .150 .384 .411 .695 23 .035 -3.9 -0.4 .316 .150 .000
2014 33 CHC NL 208 155 13 2.3 97 .278 .192 .260 .273 .324 .231 .401 .504 .725 42 .242 -14.0 -1.5 .420 .143 .038
7 Yrs 1228 858 128 4.0 103 .315 .247 .263 .330 .332 .341 .414 .671 .746 82 .434 -23.9 -2.5 .599 .213 .094 3.5
162 Game Avg. 554 387 58 4.0 103 .315 .247 .263 .330 .332 .341 .414 .671 .746 82 .434 -23.9 -2.5 .599 .213 .094 2
FLA (4 yrs) 760 512 97 5.1 108 .334 .271 .268 .356 .340 .401 .425 .757 .766 99 .526 1.2 0.1 .706 .254 .130 .0
SDP (2 yrs) 260 191 18 2.5 92 .289 .223 .250 .301 .314 .258 .395 .559 .708 61 .260 -11.2 -1.1 .458 .150 .034 .0
CHC (1 yr) 208 155 13 2.3 97 .278 .192 .260 .273 .324 .231 .401 .504 .725 42 .242 -14.0 -1.5 .420 .143 .038

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 27 FLA NL 233 2.2% 20.6% 12.9% 8.2% 32% 1.60 4.1 39.4 6.2 1.03 1.62 63% 25% 7.2% 7%
2009 28 FLA NL 423 2.1% 21.0% 9.7% 8.0% 34% 2.17 4.2 41.4 7.5 0.99 1.68 65% 21% 6.6% 4%
2010 29 FLA NL 88 0.0% 20.5% 10.2% 4.6% 24% 2.00 4.3 13.0 1.19 1.76 68% 20% 0.0% 19%
2011 30 FLA NL 16 0.0% 18.8% 12.5% 0.0% 0% 1.50 4.3 13.0 4.00 8.00 63% 9% 0.0% 0%
2012 31 SDP NL 214 0.0% 19.2% 9.4% 3.7% 17% 2.05 4.7 13.8 1.07 1.02 71% 18% 0.0% 4%
2013 32 SDP NL 46 0.0% 26.1% 13.0% 0.0% 0% 2.00 3.3 20.0 0.65 1.17 61% 18% 0.0% 18%
2014 33 CHC NL 208 0.0% 27.9% 9.1% 3.4% 20% 3.05 3.1 12.1 0.95 1.23 61% 29% 0.0% 6%
7 Yrs 1228 1.1% 21.9% 10.3% 5.9% 27% 2.12 4.0 76.9 9.0 1.02 1.44 65% 22% 3.7% 7%
MLB Averages 2.5% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.30 4.7 35.3 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 27 FLA NL 7.4 0.7 238 1.1 4.8 -3.7 1.06 1.1 -0.1 16.0 1.5 0.98 10.9 1.06 3
2009 28 FLA NL -0.1 -0.0 430 0.6 7.8 -7.3 1.06 0.6 -0.1 9.4 0.9 0.98 6.1 2.33 9
2010 29 FLA NL -4.6 -0.5 89 -0.6 1.0 -1.6 .92 -0.4 -0.3 -5.2 -0.5 0.94 -5.0 1.97 3
2011 30 FLA NL -1.4 -0.2 17 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 1.16 -0.2 0.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.88 -1.4 1.30 12
2012 31 SDP NL -7.3 -0.7 220 -0.6 3.2 -3.8 .99 -0.8 0.2 -6.2 -0.7 0.98 -7.1 1.41 9
2013 32 SDP NL -3.9 -0.4 46 -0.3 0.5 -0.8 .94 -0.4 0.2 -3.7 -0.4 0.92 -4.3 1.62 3
2014 33 CHC NL -14.0 -1.5 210 -1.2 2.3 -3.5 .94 -1.3 0.0 -9.8 -1.0 0.94 -12.6 1.13 12
7 Yrs -23.9 -2.5 1250 -1.2 19.8 -21.0 1.01 -1.4 0.2 -0.4 -0.3 0.97 -13.3 1.51 51

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 27 FLA NL 2 0 31% 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 9 29% 14 11 3 5 3 2 9 6 3
2009 28 FLA NL 2 0 36% 189 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 13 20% 29 26 3 6 3 1 14 8 6
2010 29 FLA NL 1 0 26% 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 29% 10 7 2 3 1 2 1 1 0
2011 30 FLA NL 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 31 SDP NL 6 0 26% 87 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 32% 8 7 1 7 2 5 4 4 0
2013 32 SDP NL 0 0 0% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 50% 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 33 CHC NL 0 0 16% 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 17% 11 10 1 1 1 0 6 4 2
7 Yrs 11 0 28% 505 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 1 1 4 4 28 25% 76 62 12 22 10 10 34 23 11

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 27 FLA NL 233 75% 59 6 2 3 1 1 1 1.06 5 0 13 4 1 3 2 0 3 1 33% 48 6 13% 16 9 56% 153 28 18% 12 8 67% 14 10 71% 0
2009 28 FLA NL 423 90% 101 7 0 9 0 0 0 2.33 9 0 11 8 1 3 6 0 3 2 67% 91 10 11% 48 18 38% 271 41 15% 27 13 48% 28 21 75% 0
2010 29 FLA NL 88 91% 17 2 0 3 1 0 0 1.97 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 5 20% 6 1 17% 57 6 11% 5 2 40% 0 0 0
2011 30 FLA NL 16 100% 2 1 0 12 2 0 1 1.30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 7 1 14% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
2012 31 SDP NL 214 81% 46 4 1 9 3 0 1 1.41 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 36 4 11% 20 2 10% 137 14 10% 9 3 33% 9 5 56% 0
2013 32 SDP NL 46 87% 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 1.62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 44% 1 0 0% 27 2 7% 0 0 0 0 0
2014 33 CHC NL 208 83% 35 3 0 12 2 0 2 1.13 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 36 3 8% 19 7 37% 121 15 12% 9 3 33% 6 4 67% 0
7 Yrs 1228 84% 266 24 3 51 9 1 5 1.51 14 0 36 12 2 6 8 0 13 8 62% 246 32 13% 111 38 34% 773 107 14% 62 29 47% 58 41 71% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 27 FLA NL 234 913 3.90 545 60.8% 28.4% 14.7% 28.8% 28.1% 71.6% 4.3% 43.5% 79.5% 24.8% 6.8% 16 0 17.1% 40 17 8.5% 20 11 13 35 27.1% 0 0 0
2009 28 FLA NL 424 1595 3.76 970 61.3% 30.6% 14.7% 24.9% 29.7% 69.4% 1.9% 42.5% 78.8% 29.2% 5.9% 25 0 14.4% 61 24 8.7% 37 23 36 53 40.4% 0 0 0
2010 29 FLA NL 88 339 3.85 209 62.4% 25.4% 16.3% 29.7% 28.7% 74.6% 3.1% 46.6% 78.2% 29.5% 10.2% 9 0 14.8% 13 3 10.2% 9 4 6 12 33.3% 0 0 0
2011 30 FLA NL 16 67 4.19 39 58.2% 20.5% 17.9% 33.3% 28.2% 79.5% 0.0% 46.3% 77.4% 31.3% 6.3% 1 0 18.8% 3 1 18.8% 3 2 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0
2012 31 SDP NL 214 798 3.73 491 62.2% 28.1% 13.8% 26.9% 31.2% 71.9% 2.6% 44.7% 80.7% 32.7% 4.2% 9 0 12.6% 27 13 6.5% 14 9 15 26 36.6% 0 0 0
2013 32 SDP NL 46 172 3.74 98 57.0% 34.7% 15.3% 21.4% 28.6% 65.3% 0.0% 37.2% 76.6% 30.4% 8.7% 4 0 17.4% 8 2 8.7% 4 3 5 7 41.7% 0 0 0
2014 33 CHC NL 208 816 3.92 505 62.7% 25.7% 17.6% 31.1% 25.5% 74.3% 3.2% 46.5% 76.3% 31.3% 4.8% 10 1 13.5% 28 15 8.2% 17 8 20 38 34.5% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 1230 4700 3.82 2857 61.4% 28.5% 15.3% 27.4% 28.8% 71.5% 2.7% 43.9% 78.6% 29.4% 6.0% 74 1 14.6% 180 75 8.5% 104 60 95 174 35.3% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.7% 15.4% 27.1% 29.8% 72.3% 1.5% 45.9% 78.7% 26.8% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 27 61 233 197 32 59 14 0 5 32 0 0 30 48 .299 .392 .447 .839 119 88 6 2 1 3 4
2009 28 173 656 570 91 160 39 0 14 82 0 0 71 137 .281 .364 .423 .787 106 241 16 7 3 5 9
2010 29 196 744 648 98 177 42 1 14 88 0 0 80 155 .273 .358 .406 .763 100 263 21 8 3 5 10
2011 30 212 760 661 98 179 42 1 14 89 0 0 82 158 .271 .356 .401 .757 99 265 21 8 4 5 10
2012 31 275 974 854 115 225 50 1 14 103 2 1 102 199 .263 .346 .374 .719 93 319 25 8 5 5 12
2013 32 291 1020 894 115 231 50 1 14 105 2 1 108 211 .258 .342 .364 .705 90 325 29 8 5 5 12
2014 33 359 1228 1076 124 266 57 1 14 120 2 1 127 269 .247 .330 .341 .671 82 367 32 10 8 7 15

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 27 61 230 195 31 57 14 0 5 31 0 29 48 .292 .384 .441 .825 33 61
2009 28 112 420 371 57 99 25 0 9 49 0 40 89 .267 .344 .407 .752 51 112
2010 29 23 90 79 7 18 3 1 0 6 0 10 18 .228 .322 .291 .613 7 23
2011 30 16 18 14 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 .214 .353 .214 .567 1 16
2012 31 63 220 197 19 50 9 0 0 16 2 22 41 .254 .329 .299 .628 19 63
2013 32 16 48 41 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 7 12 .171 .292 .171 .462 2 16
2014 33 68 210 183 10 36 7 0 0 16 0 20 58 .197 .280 .235 .515 12 68
7 Yrs 359 1236 1080 124 270 58 1 14 123 2 131 269 .250 .335 .344 .679 125 359
162 Game Avg. 162 558 487 56 122 26 0 6 56 1 59 121 .250 .335 .344 .679 56 359



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (526th), 1.1 career WAR/1.1 7yr-peak WAR/1.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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