Trevor Bauer, RHP, Cleveland Indians
- Things looked promising for Bauer entering the 2012 season. He was the third overall pick in the draft the year before, had already made his professional debut with seven starts between High-A and Double-A in 2011, was rated the ninth-best prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America, and most people expected him to be the first player from the 2011 draft to debut in the majors (which, it turns out, he was). Still, the year simply did not go how he would have liked as he battled control issues in the minors (61 walks in 130.1 innings) before suffering a groin injury in his first start in the majors. Bauer tried to pitch through the injury, the results were ugly (16.1 innings, 14 hits, 11 earned runs, two homers, 17:13 K:BB), and the Diamondbacks seemed pleased with rookie contributors Wade Miley, Patrick Corbin, and Tyler Skaggs. Arizona also seemed nonplussed by Bauer at the end of the year as there were rumblings about him no You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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