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Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer dominates in first Triple-A start

May 19, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT

Trevor Bauer, Jerry Dipoto, Ray Montgomery AP

After posting a 1.68 ERA and 60/26 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings over his first eight starts at the Double-A level this season, Diamondbacks’ prospect Trevor Bauer made his debut with Triple-A Reno last night. And he was dominant.

Bauer, who was selected No. 3 overall in last June’s First-Year Player Draft, limited the Astros’ Triple-A affiliate to one run on four hits over eight innings. The lone blemish was a home run by former Athletics’ catcher Landon Powell in his final inning of work. The 21-year-old right-hander matched his career-high with 11 strikeouts while walking one and threw 73 out of 113 pitches for strikes. He has worked seven innings or more and exceeded 100 pitches in each of his last three starts.

Bauer’s command and control has been an issue at times in his brief pro career, but he’s undoubtedly on the fast track to the big leagues. He figures to join the Diamondbacks’ rotation at some point this summer.

  1. mjay424 - May 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Trevor Bauer’s control is not going to be acceptable by major-standards, at least initially, but everything else is there for success – relatively soon. The control will come. He looks to be what the Diamondbacks hoped he would be.

    Stay healthy and Bauer is going to that strong-to-dominating pitcher for the Diamondbacks. That organization is developing outstanding pitching and more prospects are coming fast.

    Look for Arizona to be a power in the NL West for years, barring a rash of pitching injuries.

    Colorado Rockies Prospects Report

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