Nathan Baker spent the entire 2011 season with the High-A Bradenton Marauders, where he made 25 starts (29 appearances). The left-hander posted a 3.34 ERA over a career-high 148.1 innings and cut down his walk to strikeout ratio with a 6.4 K/9 and a 3.1 BB/9.
Baker was promoted to Double-A Altoona after spring training this year and started off strong with the Curve. The lefty allowed just one run over five frames in his debut at the Double-A level, and tossed six scoreless in his second outing. But after his third start, Baker started to struggle as a starter and the organization decided to move him into the bullpen.
It's a role that not only Baker enjoys, but has thrived in so far.
"I enjoy it," Baker said. "I like it a lot. There’s just no more stress. I was just stressing over...
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