Baker Named NYCBL Top 20 Prospect
CLAREMORE, Okla. – Rogers State senior centerfielder Eric Baker was named to the PerfectGame.com New York Collegiate Baseball League Top 20 Prospects list announced Tuesday.
The list was compiled by PerfectGame.com’s Allan Simpson from the feedback of league coaches and scouts that covered the league.
The Muskogee, Okla. native played for the Adirondack Trail Blazers of the NYCBL this summer and came in as the No. 18 prospect on the list. Baker batted .375 for the Trail Blazers this summer in 33 games played with 136 plate appearances. The senior finished the year with 51 hits, 11 of those doubles, with nine homeruns, 31 RBI and drawing 21 walks. He also tallied 10 steals to finish second on the team. As an outfielder, Baker tallied a fielding percentage of .981.
Baker continued the momentum he had built during the Cats remarkable 2012 NAIA World Series run which resulted in a National Runner-Up finish. Baker was named to the All-Tournament team while also receiving the tournament Gold Glove award.
This summer the Trail Blazers finished the season 22-18 with the help of Baker and fellow Hillcats’ Colton and Cody Campbell.
The NYCBL, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball. Major League Baseball funds a small portion of the league’s annual budget. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by scouts. The league is located in scenic upper New York. Teams play a 40 game regular season schedule with games beginning in June and ending in the last week in July.
For the complete Perfect Game NYCBL Top 20 Prospect List click here.