Failed Prospect: Jason Baker

1997 Bowman

1997 Bowman

Baker was never much of a prospect, honestly – it seems he only warranted this card when he had a 9-7 record with a 2.81 ERA at Single-A Delmarva. He also jumped from 72 IP to 160 IP that year, and was awful thereafter. I’m guessing an injury was to blame. Still, he never made the majors. Poor guy. Another victim of overuse.


Filed under Expos Failed Prospects, Failed Prospects

2 responses to “Failed Prospect: Jason Baker

  1. skoormit

    Not everyone who looks good as a 21yr-old at Single A but doesn’t make the majors is a victim of overuse. Looks to me like Baker walked too many guys. There were four other pitchers on that team who threw about that many innings, and all four of them made the bigs eventually. One of them was Javier Vasquez.

  2. thingpen

    Yep, looks like you’re right. I overlooked that walk rate. Good catch.

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