Baines featured for Everton in their Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park last Saturday.
The 33-year-old left-back played well for the Toffees, who got the better of the Seagulls 2-0 at home.
The England international defender has been on the books of Everton since the summer of 2007 when he joined from Wigan Athletic for an initial transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £5 million and earns £70,000 per week as salary at the Toffees, according to The Daily Star.
Former Everton left-back Ball was following the match against Brighton, and the 38-year-old was impressed with the performance of Baines.
Ball wrote in The Liverpool Echo: “Saying that Leighton Baines makes a huge difference may be the understatement of the season.
“His return gave the team balance, he has a timing of pass that they've missed, a left-footer on the left hand side and the confidence to get forward.”
Relegation worries over?
The win against Brighton has pretty much confirmed Everton’s status as Premier League club for the 2018-19 campaign.
It is hard to see the Toffees suffer a dramatic collapse in the final weeks of the season, and fans will now hope that the team push for a place in the top eight or top seven.