Diamondbacks promote top prospect Trevor Bauer ... to Triple-A
Possibly the best pitcher in the minors, Trevor Bauer has been promoted from Double-A, but only to Triple-A.
Bauer, 21, was 7-1 with a 1.68 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings in Double-A this year. The 26 walks are just a bit much, but otherwise there's really nothing else for him to prove there. So he'll move to the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League to further hone his skills before the D-Backs eventually promote him to the show. Either an injury or continued struggles for the big club could force that promotion quite soon.
Bauer is a 6-foot-1 right hander out of UCLA who has drawn comparisons to Tim Lincecum based upon his ability to generate great power from a diminutive frame. Dominating the competition is nothing new, as Bauer won the Golden Spikes Award last season -- which is given to the top player in college baseball.
When Bauer is promoted, he won't get Stephen Strasburg-level hype, but there will still be tons of national fanfare.
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