PHOENIX Trevor Bauer had has to tweak his between-starts throwing program to adapt to the rhythm of a professional season.
Not that opposing hitters can tell.
Right-hander Bauer was considered the most major league-ready arm in the draft last June after a record-setting season at UCLA, and the first month of his first full season at Class AA Mobile has been marked by the same type of dominance.
Bauer is the D-backs No. 1 prospect as ranked by industry bible Baseball America, and he has looked it. He is 6-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 41 13 innings this season, and opponents are hitting .188 against him
With a fastball that has touched 98 mph this season and a full mix of breaking pitches, Bauer was the first pitcher in the minor leagues to four, five and six victories.
After breaking Mark Priors Pac-12 season strikeout record last season, Bauer has 51 strikeouts in his first seven starts, an average of 11.1 per nine innings. If he is not overpowering hitters with his fastball, he is g...