Timothy John Laker
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- School Oxnard College
- High School Simi Valley High School
- Debut August 18, 1992
- Final Game June 18, 2006
- Born November 27, 1969 in Encino, CA USA
Catcher Tim Laker was selected by the Montreal Expos in the eighth round of the 1988 amateur draft. He made his big league debut in 1992 and hit the first pitch he saw in the majors for a single off Tom Glavine. He was considered the Expos' catcher of the future at that point, but instead he bounced between the Expos and the minors the next several years. After having Tommy John surgery in 1995, he missed the following season.
In 2007, Laker managed the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and in 2008 he became the Cleveland Indians' minor league catching coordinator. Laker was the hitting coach for the Charlotte Knights in 2011 and in 2012 became the Chicago White Sox's minor league hitting coordinator. He became hitting coach of the Akron RubberDucks in 2016. in 2017 he was named assistant hitting coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks, staying until the end of the 2018 season. In 2019, he moved to the Seattle Mariners as hitting coach, staying until the end of 2021.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2007||Mahoning Valley Scrappers||New York-Penn League||37-37||7th||Cleveland Indians|
|2010||West Tenn Diamond Jaxx||Southern League||73-66||4th||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 1st round|