Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect Trevor Bauer gets a lot of attention wherever he goes. He is quirky, he throws hard and a lot of pitches and he has that fascinating warm up routine of long-toss. And not just long-toss, it is foul pole to foul pole long-toss.
On Friday night, he will make his debut with the Reno Aces, the triple-A minor league affiliate of the D-backs. He was promoted on Thursday from Double-A Mobile after eight starts, going 7-1 with a 1.68 ERA.
This start is significant because he starts for the first time, not only in a higher level of professional ball, but Reno's stadium and the Pacific Coast League in general are known for being very, very hitter-friendly. By the same token, the Southern League (where Mobile is) is a pitcher friendly league.
So if he can duplicate his success, which was pretty much complete dominance, everyone can ratchet up the buzz a little bit more. Because if he keeps it up, the big leagues will not be too far away.
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