Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Trevor Bauer (SP, Columbus): W (1-0), 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 SO, 1 WP
Including his spot start in the majors, each of Bauer’s first three outings have gone six innings. In
those 18.0 innings, Bauer has 26 strikeouts while only allowing five walks, 11 hits, and three runs (two earned). Three starts is a little premature to declare Bauer all the way back to the ace-in-waiting some people (i.e., myself) called him when Cleveland acquired the right-hander, but Bauer is certainly much better off than he was in 2013. In retrospect, maybe we should have always expected a massive mechanics overhaul to make 2013 a wash from a performance perspective. But now with the benefit of more time to refine his motion, Bauer’s velocity is back, he is throwing in the zone more, and is just dominant. With results like this, Bauer could find himself at the front of the big league
leauge rotation in the suddenly not-so-distant future, which is a much better outlook than the right-hander had at the end of 2013. Read More…
From Indians Baseball Insider, April 17, 2014