Trevor Bauer is the future. He might be a future rotation pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He might be a future Hall of Famer who's unique approach changes the entire game. It's way too soon to say...of course.
Where ever it ends up, Bauer's first appearance starting in a D-backs uniform was at Salt River Fields on March 3, 2012 and it was impressive.
In his first inning of work for the Diamondbacks, Bauer breezed through the top of the Rockies order. He struck out Dexter Fowler with four pitches. He then induced an easy ground out to third from Marco Scutaro and finished things off with a slow roller back to the mound from Carlos Gonzalez.
Seven pitches and it was over.
In the second inning, Bauer was just as good.
He got Troy Tulowitzki to ground to third, followed by Michael Cuddyer who did the same. Bauer finished the inning with a strike out from Tyler Colvin.
All told, he threw 22 pitches with 14 strikes and recorded two strike outs and four ground ball outs. No walks. No runners. No balls out of the infield.
Below is video of his warm up and first batter faced and here's video of his entire second inning: