Yahoo's got him listed as today's starter versus SD so from the looks of things he's good to go. I actually held onto him during his trip to the DL mostly because I could afford to but I think he could be a good #4-5 starter. I have no intention of dropping him.
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I'm in a 10 team league, and not only did I draft him, I've held onto him all year. He's not great, but he's solid, and he's actually pitched great most of the year. He's had a couple tough luck losses his past few starts, but I started him this week with confidence.
When you consider he was pitching in SD vs a rather poor offense and only manged a 4.5 K/9 ratio and a 4.50 ERA he pretty much sucked today. That would translate to a pounding by a fairly good offense in even a neutral ballpark. At least it looks like he'll get a win if Nathan doesn't have a rare blown save. Like others I only picked him up for a spot start. Given he wasn't very good under the circumstances he's WW fodder again.
I wouldn't say he sucked, as I was quite happy with the win and decent WHIP, but I do agree it could have been bad against a stronger offense in a better hitter's park.
I'm not quite sure what to make of him at this point, but my guess would be that he's a consistently average player. Depending on league size and format, I guess that could be a good thing or a bad thing...
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I could see the not so deep leagues dropping a player like Baker for someone playing really good atm ie a Jurrjens type. I've been really pleased with Baker this year I think he's being a bit underrated but I'm sure the people who have him don't mind. And I'm not really bothered that he gave up 3 runs on the road...