Jeffery Glen Baker is a professional baseball player who is used quite often as a utility player, filling in at various positions for his times. In the Prep league in high school, Baker was named as the 1999 Virginia Prep Player of the Year. He went onto attend Clemson University where he was part of the college’s baseball team. With 59 home runs to his name, Baker created a new school record in his three years there.
In three years at Clemson, Baker was named as an All-American by Baseball America. In 2004, Baker declared for the MLB Draft and was picked by the Colorado Rockies. His debut came in the following year after he came on as a replacement for Garrett Atkins. After 12 games, Atkins returned to the lineup and that meant the return of Baker to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Batting at .305, Baker hit 20 home runs and had 108 RBI to his name. His position was primarily in the right field although he was used elsewhere as well. By the end of the year, Baker had made it to Baseball America’s All-Minor League Team and it showed as he was called up to the MLB roster in September to fit into the right field.
Through the 2007 and 2008 season, Baker played quite regularly at right or left field while also spending a good deal of time at second base. Baker spent most of the 2008 season fighting and sharing for his place in the roster with Clint Barmes and Omar Quintanilla.