Team Dusty Baker Manages Selects Son in 2017 MLB Draft

Darren Baker has come a long way since being scooped up by J.T. Snow at home plate in Game 5 of the 2002 World Series. 

Fifteen years ago, Baker was a three-year-old bat boy while his father Dusty managed the Giants. Now he's the latest member to hear his name called as part of the Nationals' draft class, the team Dusty now manages. 

The Nationals selected Darren Baker in the 27th round, No. 823 overall, in the 2017 MLB Draft out of Jesuit High School. 

As a senior, Baker, who plays shortstop, hit .396 with 36 hits in 27 games played. He also stole 12 bases. 

Baker is also already signed to played baseball at the University of California, Berkeley. 

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