Prep Baseball Report

2018 Florida Underclass Games Spotlight: 2020 LHP Luke Baker

Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

On June 23rd, 2018 at Henley Field in Lakeland, FL, the top underclass high school prospects ranging from the 2020-2022 classes will participate in the Florida Underclass Games which is the premier scouting event for the 2018 summer season. Leading up to the event we will highlight each upcoming participant through their own individual spotlight which includes video, reports, and more. Today we take a look at 2020 LHP Luke Baker of Buchholz HS, FL.


Luke Baker

Class of 2020 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Buchholz
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: FTB Tucci Berryhill 2020
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Max FB
84 - 87
70 - 71
74 - 75
Max FB
80 - 82
63 - 64
68 - 70

Scouting Report

01/27/18- Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot-5, 182 pounds on a tall, lanky frame with lots of projection. Smooth, easy actions on mound. Long and loose limbs. Fastball mostly sat in the 79-82 mph range along with a 68-70 mph curveball that displayed 1/7 shape with big sweeping break, flashing late action. Has the chance to be an above average curveball. Mixed in a changeup at 69-72 mph. Looks for big jumps in the coming years as he continues to mature and fill out his frame. 

01/21/17- The 6-foot-3, 175-pound left handed pitcher has a lanky frame, with a high waist. Showed a loose, athletic body with a clean, long, loose low ¾ arm action. Fastball ranged from 77-80 mph with very little effort. Can be somewhat short in the backside, causing some deception. The curveball ranged from 64-68 mph with a quality shape and will continue to improve with added strength. Overall, there is big time projection, the arm works well and will make big jumps as he continues to throw and add strength.

11/12/16- The 6-foot-3 175-pounder, he has the frame that scouts look for in a pitcher. Will continue to get stronger and may not be done growing yet. Has a very easy pitching motion, fastball ranges from 77-80 mph. A jump in velocity likely to happen soon. Showcased a feel for the zone with fastball, off speed was a little erratic. Curveball sat 65-66 with small 1-7 break, backed up at times. Changeup 68-69 mph has the makings of a good pitch when thrown with better arm speed. High ceiling lefty