Former Edward Waters Standout Jesse Baker Earns All-Star Nod

Former Edward Waters College baseball All-American catcher Jesse Baker has earned an all-star spot representing the Tucson Saguaros professional baseball team in the Pecos League All-Star Game to be played July 11th at 6:00 PM in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Baker has a .410 batting average with 35 runs, 57 hits, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs, 38 runs batted and 7 stolen bases in 41 games played this season helping the Saguaros to a league best 36-13 record winning the first-half division title to secure a playoff bid next month.

A native of Sebring, Florida, Baker was Edward Waters first-ever All-American baseball player and led the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in seven of ten statistical categories during his senior season in 2015.

Major League Baseball scouts considered Baker a “can’t miss talent” as six MLB teams were following him. Yet, he went undrafted and also did not receive a free-agent offer. Baker signed professionally last season with the Normal Cornbelters before signing to play with the Tucson Saguaros this season.

The Tucson Saguaros are a member of the ten team Pecos League.  The league features numerous former college ballplayers who went undrafted, but have the necessary skills to one day move on to a Minor League, or even a Major League team.

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