Mike Baxter 24
Mike  Baxter
Hometown:
White Stone, N.Y.

Position:
Hitting Coach/Recruiting Coord.

 

10/27/2017

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Mike Baxter enters his first season as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Commodores. Baxter joins the Commodores after a 12-year professional career that included playing in the big leagues for four organizations over parts of six seasons. Baxter made his Major League debut with the San Diego Padres in 2010, and also played for the New York Mets (2011-13), Los Angeles Dodgers (2014) and Chicago Cubs (2015).

He was drafted by San Diego in the fourth round of the 2005 MLB Draft following a successful two-year career for the Dores. Baxter put together a huge season in 2005 when he led the team with a .374 average, 79 hits, 48 RBI, 16 doubles, 9 home runs, 3 triples and 30 walks. He was awarded the Jeff Peeples Most Valuable Teammate award, in addition to garnering an SEC Player of the Week award in early April. Baxter was named to the All-SEC Academic team in 2004 and 2005.

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