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MadFriars' Interview: Jake Bauers

Bauers just turned 18 in October

Peoria, AZ - First Baseman Jake Bauers, 18, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 draft out of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. He spurned a college scholarship to the University of Hawaii to start his professional career at only 17.

In the Arizona League last season Bauers hit .282/.341/.371 but was much better in the second half with a .371/.427/.461 line. So the quick question is how did he not end up in Fort Wayne with his fellow infielders Dustin Peterson, Franchy Cordero and Josh VanMeter? Bauers, who had a good spring, is obviously qualified to go up with his teammates from last year but when you are running the...

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