Timothy Scott Baker (born September 19, 1981) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins. Baker attended Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated in 2000. He was selected to the All-State team his senior year and played college baseball at Oklahoma State University. In the 2001 season, he was named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. In the 2003 season, he was named second team All-Big 12. Baker was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the second round (58th overall) of the 2003 amateur entry draft. Baker began his minor league career with then Minnesota Twins affiliate team the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2003.
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