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Stat Line (5/13-5/19): 2 GS, 12.2 IP, 4.26 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 4.3 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, 0.86 K/BB, 8.5 H/9
Season Stat Line: 7 GS, 2-2, 47 IP, 3.07 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 8.4 K/9, 5.7 BB/9, 1.47 K/BB, 5.7 H/9
Trevor Bauer is an enigma. At the major league level, he struggles with his control and has allowed 8.3 BB/9 over three starts—7.7 career mark.
At the minor league level, Bauer is exactly what you would expect out of a man ranked No. 14 on Baseball America's Top 100 prospects list. In four Triple-A starts this year, Bauer has allowed 4.4 BB/9, higher than his 4.1 career mark in the minors.
This week, Bauer experienced success at the major league level followed by a blow-up at Triple A
On May 13, Bauer took on the Yankees and was a hard-luck loser. The 22-year-old righty allowed just two earned runs over 6.1 innings pitched, with four strikeouts, two walks and six hits allowed.
Bauer pitched well against the Yankees, but their Triple-A affiliate gave him fits in his next start. Over 6.1 innings pitched, Bauer allowed four earned runs, on six hits and five walks with just two strikeouts.
Bauer has had a difficult time limiting his free passes in 2013, and that trend continued this week. Until he shows that he can attack the strike zone with consistency and confidence, he will remain in Triple-A.