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Scott Baker

Timothy Scott Baker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: September 19, 1981 in Shreveport, LA
High School: Captain Shreve HS (Shreveport, LA)
School: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 7, 2005 (Age 23.230)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2005 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Rangers/Cubs 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Free Agent (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 7.128, Free Agent: 2014 [*], Agents: Alan Nero [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 3, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #963. Jake Miller… #964. Bert Cunningham… #965. Diego Segui… #966. SCOTT BAKER… #967. Art Houtteman… #968. Sergio Romo… #969. Phil Collins… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2005 23 MIN AL 3 3 .500 3.35 10 9 0 0 0 0 53.2 48 21 20 5 14 0 32 0 0 0 217 133 3.82 1.155 8.0 0.8 2.3 5.4 2.29
2006 24 MIN AL 5 8 .385 6.37 16 16 0 0 0 0 83.1 114 63 59 17 16 1 62 3 0 0 377 70 5.00 1.560 12.3 1.8 1.7 6.7 3.88
2007 25 MIN AL 9 9 .500 4.26 24 23 0 2 1 0 143.2 162 70 68 15 29 4 102 5 0 0 606 101 3.89 1.329 10.1 0.9 1.8 6.4 3.52
2008 26 MIN AL 11 4 .733 3.45 28 28 0 0 0 0 172.1 161 66 66 20 42 2 141 3 0 6 703 122 3.79 1.178 8.4 1.0 2.2 7.4 3.36
2009 27 MIN AL 15 9 .625 4.37 33 33 0 1 1 0 200.0 190 99 97 28 48 1 162 4 0 4 828 100 4.08 1.190 8.6 1.3 2.2 7.3 3.38
2010 28 MIN AL 12 9 .571 4.49 29 29 0 0 0 0 170.1 186 87 85 23 43 0 148 6 0 7 725 91 3.96 1.344 9.8 1.2 2.3 7.8 3.44
2011 29 MIN AL 8 6 .571 3.14 23 21 2 1 0 0 134.2 126 50 47 15 32 2 123 4 0 4 548 129 3.45 1.173 8.4 1.0 2.1 8.2 3.84
2013 31 CHC NL 0 0 3.60 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 9 6 6 3 4 0 6 0 0 0 57 110 5.65 0.867 5.4 1.8 2.4 3.6 1.50
2014 32 TEX AL 3 3 .500 5.23 23 6 13 0 0 0 72.1 74 42 42 11 13 3 47 2 0 0 299 76 4.43 1.203 9.2 1.4 1.6 5.8 3.62
9 Yrs 66 51 .564 4.22 189 168 15 4 2 0 1045.1 1070 504 490 137 241 13 823 27 0 21 4360 100 4.01 1.254 9.2 1.2 2.1 7.1 3.41
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .564 4.22 36 32 3 1 0 0 199 204 96 93 26 46 2 157 5 0 4 830 100 4.01 1.254 9.2 1.2 2.1 7.1 3.41
MIN (7 yrs) 63 48 .568 4.15 163 159 2 4 2 0 958.0 987 456 442 123 224 10 770 25 0 21 4004 102 3.95 1.264 9.3 1.2 2.1 7.2 3.44
TEX (1 yr) 3 3 .500 5.23 23 6 13 0 0 0 72.1 74 42 42 11 13 3 47 2 0 0 299 76 4.43 1.203 9.2 1.4 1.6 5.8 3.62
CHC (1 yr) 0 0 3.60 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 9 6 6 3 4 0 6 0 0 0 57 110 5.65 0.867 5.4 1.8 2.4 3.6 1.50
AL (8 yrs) 66 51 .564 4.23 186 165 15 4 2 0 1030.1 1061 498 484 134 237 13 817 27 0 21 4303 100 3.99 1.260 9.3 1.2 2.1 7.1 3.45
NL (1 yr) 0 0 3.60 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 9 6 6 3 4 0 6 0 0 0 57 110 5.65 0.867 5.4 1.8 2.4 3.6 1.50
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2005 23 MIN AL 53.2 10 9 21 3.52 4.66 0.19 0.16 99.9 4.63 6 0.6 1.1 -0.0 1.2 12 .564 .504
2006 24 MIN AL 83.1 16 16 63 6.80 5.10 0.08 0.20 97.6 5.09 -17 -1.5 -0.1 -0.7 -6 .405 .491 $330,000
2007 25 MIN AL 143.2 24 23 70 4.39 4.89 0.09 0.18 94.9 4.72 4 0.4 1.4 -0.1 1.8 21 .517 .503
2008 26 MIN AL 172.1 28 28 66 3.45 4.80 -0.17 0.19 96.1 4.95 26 2.8 -0.1 4.4 48 .598 .517 $422,500
2009 27 MIN AL 200.0 33 33 99 4.46 4.80 -0.26 0.19 98.5 5.17 14 1.4 -0.2 3.3 38 .543 .509 $750,000
2010 28 MIN AL 170.1 29 29 87 4.60 4.43 -0.10 0.16 100.3 4.71 1 0.1 -0.1 1.7 20 .503 .500 $3,000,000
2011 29 MIN AL 134.2 23 21 50 3.34 4.66 -0.37 0.16 99.5 5.16 27 3.1 .2 -0.1 4.3 41 .633 .519 $5,000,000
2013 31 CHC NL 15.0 3 3 6 3.60 4.00 0.19 0.15 101.9 4.04 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .530 .501 $5,500,000
2014 32 TEX AL 72.1 23 6 42 5.23 4.26 -0.26 -0.10 103.4 4.56 -7 -0.7 .6 -0.1 -0.1 1 .469 .496
9 Seasons 1045.1 189 168 504 4.34 4.70 -0.13 0.16 98.4 4.90 55 6.2 .7 -0.7 16.2 177 .533 .506 $15,002,500
MIN (7 yrs) 958.0 163 159 456 4.28 4.75 -0.12 0.18 98.0 4.94 60 6.9 .7 -0.7 16.0 173 .542 .507 $9,502,500
TEX (1 yr) 72.1 23 6 42 5.23 4.26 -0.26 -0.10 103.4 4.56 -7 -0.7 .6 -0.1 -0.1 1 .469 .496
CHC (1 yr) 15.0 3 3 6 3.60 4.00 0.19 0.15 101.9 4.04 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .530 .501 $5,500,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2010 28 MIN AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 3.86 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 1.286 11.6 3.9 0.0 7.7
1 ALDS 0 0 3.86 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 1.286 11.6 3.9 0.0 7.7

Standard Batting

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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
2005 23 MIN AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 24 MIN AL 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 25 MIN AL 24 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 26 MIN AL 28 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 172 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
2009 27 MIN AL 33 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 28 MIN AL 29 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2011 29 MIN AL 23 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 172 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 31 CHC NL 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
2014 32 TEX AL 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 189 34 29 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 .103 .103 .138 .241 -35 4 0 0 5 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 29 25 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .103 .103 .138 .241 -35 3 0 0 4 0 0
MIN (7 yrs) 163 29 25 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .120 .120 .160 .280 -25 4 0 0 4 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHC (1 yr) 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 186 30 26 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .115 .115 .154 .269 -28 4 0 0 4 0 0
NL (1 yr) 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0

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
2005 23 MIN AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2006 24 MIN AL 16 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $330,000 1
2007 25 MIN AL 24 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 1
2008 26 MIN AL 28 5 1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $422,500 1
2009 27 MIN AL 33 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $750,000 1
2010 28 MIN AL 29 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,000,000 1
2011 29 MIN AL 23 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .505 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $5,000,000 1
2013 31 CHC NL 3 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $5,500,000 /1
2014 32 TEX AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
9 Seasons 167 34 -6 -0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $15,002,500
MIN (7 yrs) 163 29 -4 -0 0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $9,502,500
TEX (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CHC (1 yr) 3 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $5,500,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 28 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2005 MIN AL 23 P 10 9 0 53.2 11 8 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.84 1.10 .954 1.69 1.68 0 3 100% 30% 1
2006 MIN AL 24 P 16 16 0 83.1 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 1.19 0.69 .958 1.56 1.54 5 3 38% 30% 0
2007 MIN AL 25 P 24 23 2 143.2 21 9 10 2 1 .905 1 2 1.19 0.79 .955 1.60 1.59 11 4 27% 27% 0
2008 MIN AL 26 P 28 28 0 172.1 22 10 11 1 2 .955 -1 -1 1.10 0.75 .952 1.60 1.59 8 5 38% 27% 0
2009 MIN AL 27 P 33 33 1 200.0 26 9 17 0 0 1.000 2 2 1.17 0.79 .953 1.53 1.51 10 3 23% 26% 1
2010 MIN AL 28 P 29 29 0 170.1 29 15 13 1 1 .966 2 2 1.48 0.97 .953 1.63 1.61 3 6 67% 26% 1
2011 MIN AL 29 P 23 21 1 134.2 17 11 6 0 0 1.000 -2 -3 1.14 0.74 .949 1.60 1.59 4 5 56% 28% 0
2013 CHC NL 31 P 3 3 0 15.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 1.80 1.00 .963 1.74 1.77 0 1 100% 28% 0
2014 TEX AL 32 P 23 6 0 72.1 7 6 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.87 0.30 .949 1.48 1.47 4 1 20% 27% 0
9 Seasons P 189 168 4 1045.1 147 75 68 4 6 .973 0 0 1.23 0.76 .953 1.59 1.57 45 31 41% 27% 3
9 Seasons TOT 189 168 4 1045.1 147 75 68 4 6 .973 0 0 1.23 0.76 .953 1.59 1.57 45 31 41% 27% 3
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

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2008 AL  3.45 (8th)
Active  4.22 (47th)

Wins s c a p y
2009 AL  15 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
Active  .564 (28th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2008 AL  1.178 (5th)
2009 AL  1.190 (7th)
Active  1.254 (22nd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2009 AL  2.160 (7th)
Active  2.075 (5th)
Career  2.075 (114th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
Active  7.086 (45th)
Career  7.086 (114th)

Games Started s c a p y
2009 AL  33 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2007 AL  2 (7th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)
2009 AL  1 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  28 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2008 AL  3.357 (7th)
2009 AL  3.375 (7th)
2010 AL  3.442 (6th)
Active  3.415 (10th)
Career  3.415 (25th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  97 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
Active  100 (47th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
Active  4.01 (38th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2008 AL  24.48 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2008 AL  2.6 (10th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2009 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1272), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1469), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (704), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (608th), 16.2 career WAR/17.0 7yr-peak WAR/16.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 3, 2003: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2003.
  • October 29, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 13, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
  • October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 29, 2014: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.
  • March 24, 2014: Released by the Seattle Mariners.
  • March 26, 2014: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
  • March 28, 2014: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
2006 24 Minnesota Twins $330,000 ?
2008 26 Minnesota Twins $422,500 ?
2009 27 Minnesota Twins $750,000 ?
2010 28 Minnesota Twins $3,000,000 3.128
2011 29 Minnesota Twins $5,000,000 ?
2012 30 Minnesota Twins $6,500,000 5.128 contracts
2013 31 Chicago Cubs $5,500,000 6.128 contracts
Earliest Free Agent: 2014
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,502,500
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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Name and misspellings: Timothy Scott scotty Baker

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