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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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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 22 6 4 0 0 0 0 2
2014 33 CHC NL 46 140 122 6 26 5 0 0 10 0 0 14 37 .213 .302 .254 .556 55 31 2 2 1 1 1 2
7 Yrs 337 1160 1016 121 257 55 1 14 115 2 1 122 248 .253 .337 .350 .687 86 356 31 10 6 6 13
162 Game Avg. 162 558 488 58 124 26 0 7 55 1 0 59 119 .253 .337 .350 .687 86 171 15 5 3 3 6
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) 46 140 122 6 26 5 0 0 10 0 0 14 37 .213 .302 .254 .556 55 31 2 2 1 1 1

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 46 140 -8 -1 -0 -1 2 -8 -0.9 5 -3 -0.5 .481 .495 -0.3 0.1 -2 2
7 Seasons 337 1160 -17 -2 -0 -14 18 -15 -1.9 36 22 1.6 .495 .498 3.1 0.3 36 $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) 46 140 -8 -1 -0 -1 2 -8 -0.9 5 -3 -0.5 .481 .495 -0.3 0.1 -2

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 FLA NL 27 C 59 54 53 496.0 428 402 22 4 0 .991 -4 -2 -10 -5 7.69 7.19 .993 7.65 7.60 3 15 40 8 17% 27% 0
2009 FLA NL 28 C 105 99 85 864.0 796 748 42 6 2 .992 -9 -11 -12 -15 8.23 7.52 .993 7.77 7.70 5 35 79 20 20% 29% 0
2010 FLA NL 29 C 21 20 19 178.0 163 152 9 2 1 .988 -1 -1 -7 -5 8.14 7.67 .992 8.05 7.97 1 5 22 6 21% 29% 1
2011 FLA NL 30 C 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 6.00 2.00 .990 8.10 8.00 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SDP NL 31 C 56 52 49 460.1 395 368 23 4 0 .990 -9 -1 -23 -2 7.64 6.98 .992 8.36 8.26 7 21 49 9 16% 27% 0
2013 SDP NL 32 C 14 12 11 106.0 90 81 9 0 2 1.000 1 2 11 24 7.64 6.43 .993 8.10 8.10 0 7 8 5 38% 28% 0
2014 CHC NL 33 C 38 35 32 316.0 326 304 21 1 2 .997 -5 -1 -20 -4 9.26 8.55 .992 8.44 8.43 3 19 34 3 8% 27% 1
7 Seasons C 294 272 249 2423.1 2200 2057 126 17 7 .992 -27 -13 -14 -6 8.11 7.43 .993 7.98 7.92 19 102 232 51 18% 28% 2
7 Seasons TOT 294 272 249 2423.1 2200 2057 126 17 7 .992 -27 -13 -14 -6 8.11 7.43 .993 7.98 7.92 19 102 232 51 18% 28% 2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2009 NL  6 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2009 NL  5 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2009 NL  79 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2257), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (478th), 1.6 career WAR/1.6 7yr-peak WAR/1.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 28 Florida Marlins $400,000 ?
2010 29 Florida Marlins $415,000 1.083
2011 30 Florida Marlins $417,000 2.083
2012 31 San Diego Padres $750,000 3.083 contracts
2013 32 San Diego Padres $930,000 4.083 contracts
201433Chicago Cubs$875,000
2014 Status2nd-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,912,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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