10 Reasons the Arizona Diamondbacks Need to Call Up Trevor Bauer Now

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10 Reasons the Arizona Diamondbacks Need to Call Up Trevor Bauer Now
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After the Arizona Diamondbacks selected standout UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft, the club assigned him to Class-A Advanced Visalia, where Bauer pitched two innings, striking out three on one hit and one walk in his professional debut.

After just three starts in Visalia, Bauer was promoted to Double-A Mobile, where he stayed for the remainder of the 2011 season. After eight more starts for Mobile, Bauer was again promoted, this time to Triple-A Reno of the Pacific Coast League, where the young righty tied a career high in his Reno debut, hurling eight innings, striking out 11 and allowing just one run on four hits.

With an overall 9-3 record in the D-Backs' system and a 2012 spring training regimen that saw Bauer pick up a 1-0 record while recording a 3.60 ERA, the Diamondbacks should seriously consider promoting Bauer to the big league club.

Now.

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