Chicago Cubs: Examining the importance of the 2018 MLB Draft

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Luken Baker, 1B, TCU

Made a 37th-round selection in 2015 by the Houston Astros, Baker instead decided to attend TCU as a two-way prospect. Ultimately he chose to focus his attention as a position player, however.

Baker is a massive guy. He stands at 6’4″, 240 pounds. When you first look at him, he gives off a vibe similar to a right-handed hitting Anthony Rizzo.

Baseball America ranks him at No.16 on their College Top-50 MLB Draft prospect list. He previously passed on a $1 million signing bonus so that he could attend school.

Last season, Baker hit .317 and slugged .528 for TCU before an arm injury cut his season short. Named Big-12 Player of the Year, according to Baseball America, Baker shows off an astounding amount of power, once referred to as “light tower power,” and patience at the plate.