Trevor Clifton

28-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2020. Released by the Diamondbacks in May of 2020.
Released by Arizona
PFree Agent  
May 29, 2020
Clifton was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday, JJ Cooper of Baseball America reports.
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The 25-year-old righty was a noteworthy prospect with the Cubs after a breakout year at High-A in 2016, but that represents the high point in his prospect value. He had a 5.18 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 84:50 K:BB in 99 innings at Triple-A with the Cubs last year.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the Cubs in 2016, Clifton led the Carolina League in ERA at 2.72 while holding opposing batters to an anemic .225 BAA. He also finished third in the league in strikeouts, fanning 129 batters in 119 innings for High-A Myrtle Beach. A 12th-round pick in the 2013 draft, Clifton has already exceeded expectations with improved command along with swing-and-miss ability, particularly with a filthy curveball. Double-A will be a true test of Clifton's future path, along with the continued development of a third pitch. Clifton may not have the upside of a No. 1 or even a No. 2 starter, but his polish and wipeout curveball make him an intriguing prospect to watch as he ascends to the higher levels for the Cubbies.
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Invited to Diamondbacks' camp
PArizona Diamondbacks  
January 9, 2020
Clifton signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday as a non-roster invitee, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Tosses six one-hit innings Monday
PChicago Cubs  
May 8, 2018
Clifton gave up one hit, walked two, and struck out nine over six scoreless frames for Double-A Tennessee on Monday.
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Holding his own at Double-A
PChicago Cubs  
June 9, 2017
Clifton, 22, has a 2.43 ERA and 46:23 K:BB through 55.2 innings for Double-A Tennessee.
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Sent to Double-A
PChicago Cubs  
April 5, 2017
Clifton will begin the season at Double-A Tennessee, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
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Excelling in Carolina League
PChicago Cubs  
August 17, 2016
Clifton, 21, has posted a 3.05 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 112:39 K:BB in 106.1 innings with High-A Myrtle Beach this season.
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