Trevor Bauer's first career major league start with the Indians will forever be remembered as him being the first pitcher to walk the first four batters of a game since John Danks of the White Sox in 2009 and the first Indian since Bartolo Colon. However, Bauer's start was confirmation of everything we have heard about him: has a high ceiling, unpolished, raw, yet fun to watch.
Bauer reminded me of Tim Lincecum due to similarities in mechanics. Both have small frames that generate good velocity through a tremendous amount of torque in their windup. With Bauer, he has a propensity to dip his throwing shoulder when his throwing arm reaches the slot right before it begins to move forward, as pointed out by commentator Rick Manning during the broadcast. The picture below gives an example:
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This will cause him to "push" the ball toward the plate instead of throwing it. If the shoulders a...