Luke Baker
Luke Baker
Luke Baker

CLASS OF 2024

SS
RHP

Luke
Baker

San Ramon Valley (HS) • CA
5-10 • 175LBS • S/R
Travel Team: EJ Sports

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7/16/21

Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Medium build with broader shoulders. Some present strength in the frame. Chance he grows into a corner infield build
Hit: SH. Similar setup from both the left and right side. Higher set hands with a mild leg lift trigger. Stays connected to his backside well.  Bat works back tight into his shoulder and into a solid early connection position. Compact swing that works steep-level (78%42.1% LD percentage). Uses the whole field throughout his BP round from both sides. Multiple barrels throughout the weekend. Went oppo 5-6 holes from the left side for a 1B and went right back up the middle for an LD single from the right side for a 1B. 
Power: 88 max exit velocity Some present gap to gap power.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. 5/5 accurate during defensive workout. Loose and quick arm. Gets to release relatively quick. Flashed ability to throw from different angles.
Defense:  Athletic defender.  Clean angles and footwork. Confident glove skills.   Quick exchanges that allow him to get to release quickly. Quickness/rage and size make him transition to 3B. Made his routine plays during game action.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Simple delivery. Side steps into a medium knee lift. Glove hand works up and down which case some uphill shoulders. Not much lower half usage. Shorter stride. Lands inline with home. Average knee at landing.
Arm Action: RH. Compact arm with a stab in the back. Comes out of the H 3/4 slot. Average arm speed. Shorter extension at release. Consistent arm speeds on all pitch types. Threw two shutout innings in game action getting 1K.
FB: T78, 75-77 mph. Pounded low and away in the zone with the FB. Didn't give hitters anything to good with it. 
CB: 64-68 mph. Stayed low in the zone with this as well. Matched slot and arm speed. Induced some weak contact.
CH: 67-69 mph. Slightly lower slot. Lower spin CH. Some present fade. 

6/06/21

Bay Area World Series Underclass (6/4/21-6/6/21)

Offensive notes: Similar setup from both sides of the plate with high hands, slow and early load keeping hands tight to back shoulder. Sits on back hip well with connection between hands and body on rotation. Creates easy lift to the pullside and controlled the barrel. Multiple hard hit balls in games even when at players. Knew when to pick his spots and stayed off good offspeed pitches. Strength on the compact frame and athleticism. 60-yard - 7.21 / EV - 89

Defensive notes: Smooth feet with athletic actions through the ball. Confident with his glove and it showed in workouts and the game. Loose arm able to make throws from angles and quick release. During games made multiple standout plays showing strong range into the six-hole. SS mph - 82

Pitching notes: Simple start with hands lifting to head and breaking hard on an average front knee. Gets into drift down the hill early and used front side well to catapult arm. Compact arm with small wrist wrap and H-3/4 release. Repeated the arm on all pitches and strength shows up. Was on the attack from the start and attacked with all pitches. FB with angle to both sides of the plate working away from hitters and using opposite side to change view; also able to go up through top of the zone. CB with 11/4-to-11/6 shape showing small depth and quick actions out of break. Late bend in the pitch and ability to spot in and outside the zone grabbing swings. Strong outings and stuff. FB 75-79 / CB 64-69 / CHG 70

7/28/20

Positional Profile: SS/2B 
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Average body type w/hints of strength, well-proportioned.
Defense: Smooth INF feet, sets up in position to throw, soft hands, throws w/fluid rhythm. Closes well in OF, confident feet, gets rid of it quickly.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 76 mph. Consistent arm OF & INF, compact INF arm action, finishes well, accurate arm, quick release, uses lower body well. OF - slightly longer, controls arm stroke, throws carry.
Hit: SH. RHH - tall balanced setup, slightly closed back foot, displayed rhythm, starts open, strides even. LHH - starts slight open, tall setup, slight hitch of hands, medium knee lift. Handsy stroke w/swing adjustability, sees ball well, has barrel feel both sides, aggressive attack angle resulted in 70% fly ball %.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

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