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Trevor Bauer
Birthdate: 1/17/1991 (26 y, 2 m, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/175     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 3, Overall: 3, Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Contract: $3.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Bauer is scheduled to start the Indians' fifth game of the season, April 8 at Arizona, Jordan Bastian of reports. (3/28/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Trevor Bauer has always been a bit of an enigma, and 2016 perfectly captured that idea.  After starting the season in the bullpen, Bauer somehow still managed to start 28 games and become a critical rotation piece for an Indians team that went all the way to Game 7 of the World Series.  Bauer’s numbers this season were good but not great.  He struck out 8.0 and walked 3.3 batters per nine, which produced a 4.26 ERA that was just a bit higher than his 4.13 xFIP.  Those numbers, and in particular Bauer’s improved command, make him worthy of at least spot-starting even in shallow fantasy formats—although, take note that Bauer’s 3.67 ERA on the road was more than a run better than it was at home in 2016.  But even with the improvements, it’s hard to escape the idea that Bauer’s career has been a bit of a disappointment.  Originally the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Bauer continues to flash elite stuff, which Eno Sarris compared favorably to what Jake Arrieta throws.  Perhaps because of inconsistent command or a lack of deception, Bauer’s results have never quite lived up to what the quality of his pitches suggests they should be.  But given Bauer’s track record of confounding, it’s probably dangerous to assume that he can’t transform himself again.  (Scott Spratt)

The Quick Opinion: Trevor Bauer had a wild ride in 2016, starting the year in the bullpen and ending it as the Indians’ Game 2 and Game 5 starter in the World Series.  As that trajectory would suggest, Bauer shows major improvements in 2016, in particular with his command.  Still, his actual results never quite have lived up to the quality of his stuff.

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Total- - -- - -452.3 %92.20.6 %83.0  21.7 %78.115.8 %81.89.6 %85.4   
2012-07-17ARI@CIN150.7 %92.42.7 %83.0  16.4 %78.716.4 %81.913.7 %86.0   
2012-07-08ARILAD145.8 %92.1    26.0 %78.016.7 %81.511.5 %84.8   
2012-07-03ARISDP153.8 %92.5    21.3 %78.117.5 %82.47.5 %85.3   
2012-06-28ARI@ATL160.8 %92.1    21.6 %77.912.2 %81.45.4 %85.5