Dave Baker
Cedar Rapids Kernels (A)
Dave Baker
Birthdate:
Oct. 7, 2004 (21 y, 8 m, 1 d)
Born In:
Lake Jackson, TX, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'1"/181
Entry:
2023 Draft - Round: 4, Overall: 117, Team: Baltimore Orioles
Contract:
Minor League
ML Service Time:
None

2026 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
CER - MID
13 5 36.0 2-1 0 1 0 25 29 4.000 4.135 102 4.985 0.32
Current Status
MLB Service Time None
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 2 years
Roster Status Minor Leagues
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Low
Loyalty Low
Desire for Win Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Low
Work Ethic Low
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Unknown
Current Contract
Minor League Contract
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 2 8 1 2 2
vs R 2 8 1 2 2
vs L 2 8 1 2 2
Potential 2 8 4 3 2
Fielding C IF OF
Range 3 8
Error 3 8
Arm 1 12 3
Turn DP 5
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 8
Run/Bunt
Speed 4
Stealing 4
Running 1
Sac Bunt 14
Bunt for Hit 3
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 9 9 5
vs R 9 9 5
vs L 9 9 5
Potential 11 9 5
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 11 13
Cutter 10 12
Changeup 2 4
Forkball 10 11
Other Pitching
Velocity 95-97 mph
GB % 57%
Stamina 18
Hold 5
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2026-04-20
Stuff increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 8 to 9
2026-03-23
Contact increased from 1 to 2
Contact vs R increased from 1 to 2
Contact vs L increased from 1 to 2
Stealing increased from 3 to 4
2026-03-05
GB% increased from 56% to 57%
2026-01-26
GB% increased from 54% to 56%
2025-11-30
GB% decreased from 56% to 54%
2025-11-14
Movement Potential decreased from 10 to 9
Movement decreased from 10 to 9
Movement vs R decreased from 10 to 9
Movement vs L decreased from 10 to 9
GB% decreased from 58% to 56%
Stamina increased from 17 to 18
2025-11-05
GB% decreased from 60% to 58%
Forkball Pot decreased from 12 to 11
2025-10-20
Stamina decreased from 18 to 17
2025-09-29
Weight decreased from 182 to 181
2025-09-08
Stamina increased from 17 to 18
2025-08-25
Stuff Potential decreased from 13 to 11
Role changed from RP to SP
2025-07-28
GB% decreased from 61% to 60%
Weight increased from 181 to 182
2025-07-07
Fastball increased from 10 to 11
Weight decreased from 182 to 181
2025-06-16
Movement vs R increased from 9 to 10
2025-06-09
Movement vs R decreased from 10 to 9
2025-05-12
Changeup Pot decreased from 5 to 4
2025-05-05
Stuff Potential increased from 12 to 13
Movement vs R increased from 9 to 10
Velocity increased from 94-96 mph to 95-97 mph
Cutter increased from 9 to 10
Forkball Pot increased from 11 to 12
Forkball increased from 9 to 10
2025-04-14
Stuff increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs R increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
2025-04-05
Avoid Ks increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 1 to 2
Movement vs R decreased from 10 to 9
Changeup Pot decreased from 6 to 5
2025-03-18
Movement increased from 9 to 10
Movement vs R increased from 9 to 10
Movement vs L increased from 9 to 10
Weight decreased from 183 to 182
2025-02-23
Turn Double Play decreased from 6 to 5
2025-02-08
Sac Bunt decreased from 15 to 14
Stuff Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Movement Potential decreased from 12 to 10
Movement decreased from 11 to 9
Movement vs R decreased from 11 to 9
Movement vs L decreased from 11 to 9
Control Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Stamina decreased from 18 to 17
Changeup Pot decreased from 8 to 6
Forkball Pot decreased from 12 to 11
Weight decreased from 184 to 183
2024-11-10
Weight decreased from 185 to 184
2024-11-05
Turn Double Play increased from 5 to 6
2024-10-26
Stuff Potential increased from 12 to 13
Velocity increased from 93-95 mph to 94-96 mph
Fastball increased from 9 to 10
2024-10-07
Movement Potential increased from 11 to 12
GB% increased from 59% to 61%
2024-09-09
Stuff Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Control Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Changeup Pot decreased from 9 to 8
2024-08-19
Movement increased from 10 to 11
Movement vs R increased from 10 to 11
Movement vs L increased from 10 to 11
GB% increased from 57% to 59%
2024-08-05
Gap Potential increased from 7 to 8
Gap increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs R increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs L increased from 7 to 8
2024-07-31
Forkball increased from 8 to 9
2024-07-22
Gap increased from 6 to 7
Gap vs R increased from 6 to 7
Gap vs L increased from 6 to 7
2024-07-15
Changeup Pot decreased from 10 to 9
2024-07-08
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 7
Control Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Cutter Pot decreased from 13 to 12
2024-06-24
Infield Range decreased from 4 to 3
P defense decreased from 9 to 8
Weight increased from 184 to 185
2024-06-17
P defense increased from 8 to 9
Fastball Pot decreased from 14 to 13
2024-06-10
Gap increased from 5 to 6
Gap vs R increased from 5 to 6
Stuff decreased from 8 to 6
Stuff vs R decreased from 8 to 6
Stuff vs L decreased from 8 to 7
2024-05-20
Gap vs L increased from 5 to 6
2024-05-13
Forkball Pot decreased from 13 to 12
2024-05-06
Control Potential decreased from 9 to 8
2024-04-29
Infield Error increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Error increased from 7 to 8
Changeup Pot decreased from 11 to 10
2024-04-22
Stuff Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Movement vs L decreased from 11 to 10
GB% decreased from 59% to 57%
2024-04-15
Movement vs L increased from 10 to 11
Cutter increased from 8 to 9
2024-04-07
Gap increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs L increased from 4 to 5
Infield Arm increased from 11 to 12
2024-03-29
Stamina increased from 17 to 18
2024-02-25
Movement Potential decreased from 12 to 11
GB% decreased from 60% to 59%
2024-02-03
Movement Potential increased from 11 to 12
GB% increased from 59% to 60%
Changeup increased from 1 to 2
2024-01-17
Sac Bunt increased from 14 to 15
Weight increased from 183 to 184
2023-12-19
GB% increased from 57% to 59%
2023-12-12
Control Potential decreased from 10 to 9
2023-12-07
Weight decreased from 184 to 183
2023-11-27
Stamina decreased from 18 to 17
Changeup Pot decreased from 12 to 11
Weight increased from 183 to 184
2023-11-09
Control increased from 4 to 5
Control vs R increased from 4 to 5
Control vs L increased from 4 to 5
Stamina increased from 17 to 18
Cutter Pot decreased from 14 to 13
2023-09-11
Stuff Potential increased from 13 to 14
Stuff increased from 6 to 8
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 8
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Movement Potential decreased from 12 to 11
Control Potential decreased from 11 to 10
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
GB% decreased from 58% to 57%
Fastball increased from 8 to 9
Changeup Pot decreased from 13 to 12
Role changed from SP to RP
2023-07-17
Eye increased from 1 to 2
Eye vs R increased from 1 to 2
Eye vs L increased from 1 to 2
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Movement increased from 9 to 10
Movement vs R increased from 9 to 10
Movement vs L increased from 9 to 10
Control increased from 2 to 3
Control vs R increased from 2 to 3
Control vs L increased from 2 to 3

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
CER - MID
2026 21 5 13 36.0 2 1 0 29 25 18.47% 15.92% 0.00% 73.77% 56.72% 0.337 4.000 4.135 102 4.985 -0.13 0.32
CER - MID
2025 20 3 16 54.2 4 2 0 46 29 19.25% 12.13% 0.84% 82.73% 54.72% 0.331 2.799 4.086 96 4.410 -1.29 0.51
Ori2 - DSL
2023 18 11 11 50.2 4 3 0 55 29 23.71% 12.50% 0.86% 59.85% 49.46% 0.333 5.862 4.743 99 5.544 1.12 0.67
Sarasota - GCL
GBAL - GCL
2023 18 0 1 2.2 0 0 0 5 1 55.56% 11.11% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.000 0.000 1.473 32 1.473 -1.47 0.11
Total - A
A
8 29 90.2 6 3 0 75 54 18.94% 13.64% 0.51% 78.91% 55.49% 0.333 3.276 4.105 98 4.638 -0.83 0.83
Total - R
R
11 12 53.1 4 3 0 60 30 24.90% 12.45% 0.83% 60.34% 51.04% 0.326 5.569 4.579 96 5.340 0.99 0.78

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
CER - MID
2026 P 13 36.0 1 5 0 1.000 1.500 1.048 -0.33
Total P 13 36.0 1 5 0 -0.33
Midwest League Pitching Log
Click two rows to sum games (Clear)
Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
June 2, 2026
Jun 2
WIS 5 - 4 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 10 45 - 0.16
May 28, 2026
May 28
@KAN 0 - 11 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 - 0.00
May 25, 2026
May 25
@KAN 0 - 17 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 - 0.00
May 21, 2026
May 21
QUC 4 - 8 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 8 31 - -0.01
May 16, 2026
May 16
@BGN 3 - 6 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 6 26 - 0.01
May 10, 2026
May 10
WMI 4 - 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 16 - 0.00
May 8, 2026
May 8
WMI 1 - 7 4.0 5 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 4 2 18 65 - 0.00
May 1, 2026
May 1
@QUC 9 - 2 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 11 - 0.01
April 24, 2026
Apr 24
KAN 4 - 7 4.0 4 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 2 4 18 61 57 0.17
April 21, 2026
Apr 21
@BEL 3 - 2 5.0 2 2 2 0 3 4 0 0 7 3 19 83 58 -0.03
April 17, 2026
Apr 17
CLI 10 - 11 4.1 12 7 7 0 1 3 0 0 5 4 25 83 22 -0.39
April 13, 2026
Apr 13
@PEO 2 - 6 4.0 5 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 6 17 60 48 -0.02
April 10, 2026
Apr 10
@QUC 4 - 6 5.0 3 3 3 0 10 4 0 0 4 5 26 106 39 -0.09
Player Awards
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