Trevor Bauer Named Arizona's Minor League Pitcher of the Year
Oct. 3, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif. - Former UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer has been named the Arizona Diamondbacks' Minor League Pitcher of the Year, as announced by the Diamondbacks.
The No. 3 overall selection by Arizona in the 2011 MLB Draft, Bauer went 12-2 with a 2.42 ERA in 130.1 IP between Double-A Mobile (Southern League) and Triple-A Reno (Pacific Coast League). Bauer also held opponents to just a .223 batting average and tallied 157 strikeouts to just 61 walks in his 130.1 IP. Among the Diamondbacks Minor Leaguers, he ranked first in strikeouts, tied for first in wins and was second in ERA. Bauer was also named to Baseball America's 2012 Minor League All-Star team.
Bauer began the season at Double-A Mobile and went 7-1 with a 1.68 ERA in eight starts for the BayBears. He racked up 60 strikeouts and held opponents to a .192 batting average before being promoted to Triple-A Reno on May 17. In 14 starts with Reno, Bauer went 5-1 with a 2.85 ERA and 97 strikeouts as he led the Aces to their first Pacific Coast League title and the Triple-A National Championship.
Bauer made his Major League debut with the Diamondbacks on June 28 against the Braves and went 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA and 17 strikeouts in four starts for Arizona.
During his three seasons at UCLA, Bauer set numerous records and had one of the most impressive careers of any UCLA pitcher. He accumulated a school record 34 wins, 460 strikeouts and 373.1 innings pitched in his three years as a Bruin, establishing a single-season record 203 strikeouts in 2011. As a starter, Bauer went 32-5 in his UCLA career and became the school's first ever Golden Spikes Award winner in 2011.
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