Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Player Profile: Trevor Bauer

I have one card of Trevor Bauer, from 2013 Panini Prizm.

Playing career: Trevor Bauer was the Diamondbacks #1 draft choice in 2011, and made his major league debut the following year, going 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA in four starts.

My memories: I had heard of this guy – he does 400 foot long tosses that he learned to do at UCLA, which did not go over well in Arizona.

Interesting facts: Bauer has recorded some rap music, to overwhelmingly negative reviews. A song called “You Don’t Know Me” was supposedly directed at Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, who the raw rookie feuded with in his brief time in Arizona.

Where he is now: Tired of Bauer’s attitude, the Diamondbacks traded him to the Indians before the 2013 season. Despite being with a new team, his numbers were almost a carbon copy of what he did in Arizona. In four starts with Cleveland, he went 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA. Basically, he allowed one fewer earned run in .2 fewer innings.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Trevor B, ahead of Trevor Berbick, a boxer. There do not appear to be any other prominent Trevor Bauers.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Kevin Belcher.

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