MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–After losing several pitchers in the MLB Draft in June, West Virginia landed a big transfer on Thursday when pitcher Andrew Baker announced that he was heading to the Mountain State via social media.
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First off I just want to thank my family, friends and all the people who I didn’t even know who continued to support me through this long journey❤️🙌🏾 But now to the good stuff😂 I am honored and proud to say that I will be continuing my academic & collegiate career at THE West Virginia University! Let’s beat Pitt and win a Natty?🤷🏾♂️🤫 #LetsGo #Mountaineers #SmoothLIVIN @wvubaseball @wvusports
The 5-foot-10 lefty is coming to the Mountaineers from Florida. As a sophomore, he had 21 appearances on the mound with 2-0 record and 4.86 ERA over 33.1 innings. In SEC action, Baker pitched in 7.2 innings with nine earned runs allowed.He played in the outfield in 12 games and went 2-for-8 with eight runs scored.
In 2019, Baker was not with the Gators.
The Cleveland Indians selected Baker in the 36th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Coming out of high school he was ranked the No. 4 left handed pitcher in the state of Florida by Perfect Game and the No. 13 overall player in the state.
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