Young Majors' play-by-play announcer hitting a home run
Brent Lale, CTV London
Published Monday, August 12, 2019 6:11PM EDT
The London Majors may have a future big leaguer in their organization. But it's not a player - it is 13-year-old broadcaster Dylan Baker.
“I definitely want to be in a major league broadcast booth at some point in my life,” he says. “When I’d play MLB The Show I’d always do the play-by-play. It’s so fun to call home runs, and to do play-by-play or colour commentary in the big leagues would be amazing.”
While others his age were playing Fortnite, the teenager started his own baseball podcast last year. He has already interviewed some of the best baseball minds in Canada.
“It's been great to interview Dan Shulman, Scott MacArthur and Mike Wilner. They’ve been so great to me, and getting a chance to talk to them at 13 is crazy.”
His small sample size of work was so impressive, the Majors brought him on board for their Facebook broadcasts this season..
When asked if he’s the prospect with the most big league potential in the organization, Majors Owner/Manager Roop Chanderdat laughed.
“He might be,” says Chanderdat. “You hear that voice, and just that knowledge of the game shines through. We’re lucky to have him and Noah (Smith) doing the games.”
“Having the ability to use social media has been huge for him,” says Dylan's father Chris Baker. “That’s how the Majors found him. It’s a platform that we didn't have as kids.”