Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker

CLASS OF 2019

SS
2B

Gavin
Baker

Iowa Central CC
Lakeville North (HS) • MN
6-0 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Minnesota Blizzard

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8/5/18- 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. #17 player in current MN 2019 rankings and #2 SS in state. 7.1 runner. Leg kick trigger, uses lower half well in swing, produces solid bat speed, home run and double in game action, has hitting ability, 83 mph exit velocity. Shows actions in field, shows good hands and feet, has shortened arm action, more repeatable with accuracy to bag, 85 mph arm across infield.

6/19/18- 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. #17 ranked player in MN 2019 class. 7.01 runner. One of better uncommitted bats in MN 2019 class. Leg kick trigger, produces bat speed, line drive swing, stays on and through contact, flashes hard contact with mid/pull approach, 87 mph exit velocity. Solid actions in field, shows footwork and soft glove, works through ball, has improved arm action, accurate to bag, 82 mph arm strength across infield.

3/18/18- 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed hitting short-stop. #21 ranked player in MN 2019 class. 7.07 runner. Square stance, shoulder turn, knee to knee trigger, mostly short to contact, has quick hands with solid bat speed, squares baseball well, mid/pull approach with pop in bat to pull side of field, 83 mph exit velocity. Easy actions, active feet, works through ball, sure hands with soft glove, above avg. actions along with body control on slow rollers, shows carry and accuracy to bag, 83 mph arm across infield.

3/18/17- 5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. 7.26 runner. Slightly open stance, knee to knee trigger, loose hands, aggressive line drive swing plane, drives ball gap to gap, 80 mph exit velocity. Solid footwork in field, sure hands, rhythm and actions on body control, long release on throws across diamond, 77 mph arm strength.

5/3/16- 5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.41 runner. Tall stance, simple stride, loose hands, drives backside through at contact well, good gap to gap approach, 80 mph exit velocity. Flashes actions in field, works out front- tends to funnel balls in. Will improve once he grows into body. 76 mph arm strength. Interesting follow in 2019 class with continued development. Short balance point, lands across body, with wrap on back-side of arm action. Fastball had solid run, consistently down in zone, at 71-72 mph; touching 73 mph. Sharp break on curveball thrown at bottom of zone with 11/7 shape. Late down action on changeup thrown with good arm action.

10/25/15- 5-foot-10, 150-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.6 runner. Quiet actions/ short to contact with leg lift trigger. Inverted swing plane. Gap to gap approach with flashes of hard contact to gaps. Pulls off at contact occasionally. 74 mph exit velocity. Shows usable hands and feet for 2019 grad. Avg. arm strength with long release. Accurate to bag. Flashes above avg. actions on slow roller. 74 mph arm strength. Crouch at balance point. Lands far across body in delivery. Heavy wrap and stab in arm circle. Fastball shows varying run and cut action at 71-73 mph. 11/5 breaking ball has good rotation and shape with flashes of depth. Heavy feel on changeup with wobbly action.

5-foot-9, 135-pound 2-way player. 7.66 60 time. Youngest player in attendance. Fields deep in stance. Does good job of playing through ball with solid glove and feet. Able to use multiple throwing angles across infield. 69 mph across infield. Sticks pitches and works behind the plate. Throws for low ¾ slot effecting accuracy and carry. Aggressive swings during B.P. Load is long but shows ability to consistently square up baseball with gap to gap approach. Took one of better B.P.’s of entire event. High Follow offensively for age group. On mound shows ability to repeat mechanics and feel for breaking ball. Definite follow as he enters high school and continues to mature.

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