Meet The Kernels 2012 - Abel Baker

Catcher was a seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2011

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Jeff Johnson

Name: Abel Baker

Position: Catcher

Age: 21

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Hometown: Denton, Texas

Noteworthy: Hit .306 in 48 games last season for Rookie-level Orem. Had 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 33 RBIs. A seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2011 first-year player draft out of Grayson County College in Texas, the same school that produced former Kernels pitchers Jordan Walden and John Lackey. Played as a freshman at Baylor before going the Juco route. Has a brother, Aaron, playing in Baltimore Orioles organization. Their grandfather, Jerry Mays, was a star defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Texans in the old American Football League.

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