10/23/2016 - National Tryout Plus - Georgetown, KY
Andy continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities with a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a solid runner at 7.38. He utilizes his quick feet well in his lateral movement, displaying range in the MIF. Feet are aggressive as he displays proper footwork through the fielding process. He plays through balls while presenting sure hands well out front. Hands/feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. At the plate, power potential has improved through an open, athletic setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through a level/direct swing path. He stays inside the ball and has strength in his swing, flashing gap to gap pop. Swing path is aggressive and he shows a plus feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered.
01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Baker continues to solidify himself as a great defender. Defensively, his technique and footwork is sound. He works from the ground up and plays through the ball. Continued focus on accuracy and less glove flip will only add value to his overall ability. At the plate, Andy displayed a controlled approach with good hand action and the ability to spray to all fields. He can focus on loading a bit earlier to improve his vision of the baseball. Andy has the personality that is contagious and has displayed good leadership qualities to compliment his athletic ability.
10/18/2015 - College PREP - Lexington, KY
Andy has really improved his baseball abilities both offensively and defensively. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.40 runner. Defensive abilities are now outstanding, displaying smooth/fluid actions. He moves laterally, displaying range in the MIF. Hands/feet work well together through the fielding process and he shows big play potential. Throws are accurate, flashing carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. At the plate, hitting/power grades have improved as well through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power grades will continue to improve as he develops more overall body strength. Baker has a promising future on the diamond and will get looks from the collegiate coaches.
12/27/2014 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2
Andy is a talented 2B that continues to improve his game in all areas. In the infield he has quick feet, proper footwork with his approach, and he fields with soft hands. He works around the ball well and showcased smooth actions. He has a quick exchange with his throws and is excellent around the bag turning double plays. At the plate he has an open stance, good balance, and smooth load. He has good bat speed for his age and made consistent solid contact during games. With his simple approach and athleticism at the plate, Andy should be an ideal top of the order hitter and will be fun to watch as he gets older.
10/19/2014 - National Tryout - Lexington, KY
Andy continues to work hard on his game. Defensively, this MIF shows quick/active footwork with smooth/athletic actions. He works from right to left through the ground ball and fields the ball cleanly. DP turns are quick as he gains ground toward 1B on his throws. With the bat, Andy shows a well balanced approach with rhythm. He swings with quick hands and hits hard line drives. Baker has skills and this 2019 grad still have a lot of time to develop.
11/14/2013 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Andy showed that he is a solid infielder with good baseball instincts. Defensively, he displayed good range with sure hands and a quick exchange. He has improved on playing through the ball and can now focus on improving his foot speed as well as his technique on double plays. Offensively, Andy continues to show solid hitting mechanics. He showed a smooth load with good balance and lower half. By focusing on letting the ball travel he will improve on driving the ball to the opposite field. Andy is a true gamer, he communicates well and has a great attitude.
09/01/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Indianapolis, IN
Andy is a young, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and catcher. In the INF, Andy is aggressive to the ball, his hands are soft, and his feet are active. He takes good angles, fields low, and he throws with consistency from a short arm action to his target. Behind the plate, Andy has good flexibility, active feet, and he sits in quietly. He tracks well, gains ground, and he throws with accuracy to 2nd base. At the plate, Andy has an athletic set-up, a square stride, and a short swing. He has good balance, a rhythmic swing, and he gets his lower body through. Abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Play more through
2. Long toss
2. Square up shoulders
1. Let ball travel
2. Don't wrap bat
3. Barrel accuracy