Bauer
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
12-6
ERA
2.22
WHIP
1.09
K
214
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Bauer hasn't yet delivered on the frontline-starter potential many saw in him as a prospect, but with Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and AL wins leader Carlos Carrasco leading the pitching staff, the Indians only asked the right-hander to be a serviceable mid-rotation arm las... read more
Bauer hasn't yet delivered on the frontline-starter potential many saw in him as a prospect, but with Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and AL wins leader Carlos Carrasco leading the pitching staff, the Indians only asked the right-hander to be a serviceable mid-rotation arm last season. The 27-year-old did exactly that while submitting his best season, going 17-9 and posting a career-high 10.0 K/9 rate that ranked 13th among qualified starters. Bauer found success by streamlining his repertoire, using his four-seam fastball or curveball nearly 70 percent of the time, which had positive effects on his oft-shaky command. Even so, Bauer still had issues with home runs and working deep into starts, and until he corrects those flaws, he's unlikely to offer much assistance in ERA and WHIP. Bauer's pedigree gives him a better chance than most to make the jump to ace-level starter, but his counting stats are already useful for fantasy owners even if this is his ceiling.
STATUS: 10-Day DL    INJURY: Lower Leg    RETURN DATE: Sep 18,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'1"    WT: 205 lbs.    DOB: 1/17/1991    College: UCLA    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2011Show Contract
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Trevor Bauer Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $6.53 million contract with the Indians in February of 2018 after winning his arbitration hearing.
Throws off flat ground
PCleveland Indians
Lower Leg
August 19, 2018
Bauer (lower leg) completed a long-toss session off flat ground Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Trevor Bauer
3.82 K/BB
GOOD
11.60 K/9
ELITE
3.04 BB/9
WEAK
94.6 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
1.40 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
2.22 ERA
ELITE
1.09 WHIP
GREAT
2.42 FIP
ELITE
0.315 BABIP
HIGH
80.9 % Strand Rate
HIGH
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  1. 1. YanY. Gomes (R)
  2. 2. RobertoR. Perez (R)
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  1. 1. YonderY. Alonso (L)
  2. X. EdwinE. Encarnacion (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  4. 3. YandyY. Diaz (R)
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  1. 1. JasonJ. Kipnis (L)
  2. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  3. 3. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
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  1. 1. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
  2. X. LonnieL. Chisenhall (L) 60-Day DL
  3. 2. YandyY. Diaz (R)
  4. 3. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
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  1. Trevor Bauer 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Trevor Bauer 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Bauer hasn't delivered on the potential associated with being a No. 3 overall pick, but he's becoming a productive major league starter. His pedigree places a burden of expectation on Bauer. Any successful run from Bauer prompts a contingent of his backers to believe it's the beginning of his ascent, when usually it's just a solid run for what may well be just an average pitcher. That he chopped anything off his ERA while the league scoring environment surged represents a modicum of growth, but the only bankable improvement in his profile was a 10-percent jump in groundball rate, to a career-high 49 percent. While the overall results have been essentially static in his three full-ish seasons (he had cameos in 2012 and 2013), he has at least added innings year over year. He isn't a completely finished product with just 552.1 major league innings under his belt, but expectations should be kept realistic.
  3. Trevor Bauer 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Bauer held onto most of the gains he made in 2014, but did not really take any meaningful step forward in his second season as a member of the starting rotation. He is still too willing to walk hitters (4.0 BB/9 and a league-leading 79 walks in 176 innings), which is further compounded by his issues with the longball (1.2 HR/9, 23 homers allowed). To his credit, Bauer misses bats at a high clip (8.7 K/9) and does not have any platoon issues (.735 OPS vs. righties, .731 OPS vs. lefties in his career). In a somewhat surprising move, Bauer was demoted to a bullpen role late in camp, as Cody Anderson and Josh Tomlin both outpitched him in spring training. Bauer could be a devastating reliever if he willingly accepts the role, but without a spot in the rotation, he can be avoided for now in standard leagues. He will be the obvious option to jump back into the rotation if one of the Indians' five starters suffers an injury.
  4. Trevor Bauer 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Bauer is a good example of why the fantasy community’s expectations of prospects desperately need to be dialed down across the board. The former No. 3 overall pick put up some gaudy strikeout numbers upon entering pro ball, but walked way too many batters to find steady upper minors success, let alone big league success. His flaws were exacerbated in a couple of tiny MLB samples in 2012-13 as he walked 29 while striking out just 28 in 33 innings. Even with the appropriate small sample size caveats in place, it was still a disaster and indicative of why he wasn't earning a chance to fatten up the sample. Still just 23 entering last year, he had a major growth spurt skills-wise as he finally stopped walking every batter in sight and actually strung together some major league success in the summer. It’s all relative, though, because his 9.1% walk rate marked a huge improvement for him, but it was still the 10th-highest among the 98 starters who logged at least 150 innings. Speculate in deep leagues, but keep expectations reasonable.
  5. Trevor Bauer 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Bauer was a disaster in four spot starts for the Indians and was not much better in 22 starts at Triple-A Columbus last season. He was passed over for a September callup despite already being on the 40-man roster, which pretty much sums up his season. He's never posted jaw-dropping numbers in the minors despite lots of prospect ink and a nice strikeout rate, as his lack of command has always been his undoing. There's a lot less to like here than there was 12 months ago when the Indians acquired him from the Diamondbacks, but the power arm offers hope that he will turn things around. Bauer will need to impress mightily in spring training to earn a rotation spot, so he's likely headed back to Triple-A to attempt to put the pieces back together.
  6. Trevor Bauer 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Bauer earned Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors with the D-Backs as he carved up Double-A and Triple-A hitters to the tune of a combined 157:61 K:BB in 130.1 innings around a four-start audition with Arizona. Walks were an issue at his minor league stops, but Bauer couldn't find the plate during his brief time in the big leagues, and he seemed to draw the ire of some teammates and coaches with generally a stubborn demeanor. If he's able to improve his fastball command, there is reason to believe that Bauer will still become a very good big league starter, but he will continue his development in Cleveland after being acquired by the Indians in December. With less starting pitching depth around him in his new organization, it is much easier to envision a scenario where he breaks camp as a member of the Tribe's rotation.
  7. Trevor Bauer 2012 Preseason Outlook
    After a dominant career at UCLA, Bauer was the third overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft and the D-Backs wasted little time getting him acclimated to pro ball. Although he did not reach Arizona in September, Bauer worked 25.2 innings between High-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile while compiling an impressive 43:12 K:BB over seven starts. Bauer has drawn comparisons to Tim Lincecum, and he profiles to be the ace in a very good young Arizona rotation for years to come. The 21-year-old is extremely polished and offers a five-pitch arsenal led by a plus-plus curveball. Even if he doesn't break camp with the D-Backs, he should be up for good in 2012.
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Throws off flat ground
PCleveland Indians
Lower Leg
August 19, 2018
Bauer (lower leg) completed a long-toss session off flat ground Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Sidelined at least 4-6 weeks
PCleveland Indians
Lower Leg
August 17, 2018
Manager Terry Francona said Friday that Bauer (lower leg) will miss at least 4-6 weeks before returning to game activity, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Throws in walking boot
PCleveland Indians
Lower Leg
August 17, 2018
Bauer (lower leg), wearing a walking boot, fired baseballs from his knees to an athletic trainer standing 100 feet away Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Hits DL with stress fracture
PCleveland Indians
Lower Leg
August 14, 2018
Bauer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right fibula, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Expects to start Friday
PCleveland Indians
Ankle
August 12, 2018
Bauer (ankle) is still limping, but manager Terry Francona expects him to be ready for his next scheduled start Friday against the Orioles, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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