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Cardinals’ Budda Baker throws a mean first pitch in Seattle

Washington safety Budda Baker, who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 NFL football draft, throws out the first pitch of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Budda Baker, the second-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals, is a confident guy.

Thursday, before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Seattle Mariners-Oakland Athletics game at Safeco Field, he made a bold social media prediction.

We don’t know if there was a radar gun on Baker’s first pitch, but let’s just say it had a little pop and pretty good location.

Baker fared much better with his pitch than another recent Valley draft pick. We’re looking at you, Josh Jackson.

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