Trevor Hutchinson and John Baker Selected in Major League Amateur Draft
June 4, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - The University of California baseball program had two players, senior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson and junior catcher John Baker, selected in the first five rounds of 2002 Major League Amateur Draft.
Hutchinson, a third team Preseason All-American in Baseball America, was drafted in the third round by the Florida Marlins and was the 83rd pick overall. In 2002, he was 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA, two complete games and had a team-high 94 strikeouts and 117.0 innings. Hutchinson became Cal's all-time strikeout leader with 284 strikeouts from 1999-02 and is second on the Bears' career innings pitched list (370.7). He was the April 8 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after an April 5 victory over UCLA and was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection.
Baker, who earned first team All-Pac-10 honors this season, was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland A's and was the 128th pick overall. He finished the 2002 campaign batting a team-leading .383 with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 29 RBI, despite missing three weeks with a broken right hand when he was hit by a pitch March 12 versus San Francisco. He also has a Pac-10 leading .516 on-base percentage, had a .456 batting average against Pac-10 competition and hit a team-best .444 with runners in scoring position. Baker was the May 13 Pac-10 Player of the Week and is one of 10 finalists for the Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top collegiate catcher.