Rookie Trevor Bauer, the number one pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks, number three overall in this year’s first-year player draft, will not be called up by tomorrow to be added to the post-season roster. He may not even get the chance to get called up at all this season. Is that such a bad thing? I say no.
Although it would be nice to watch and see what the exciting youngster can do, I think he is better served by finishing out the minor league season and working towards a possible rotation spot in 2012. Of course if he does get called up, he will get the experience of being in the middle of a pennant race. That can never be a bad thing. According to John Gambadoro of Sports620KTAR, Bauer has a chance of being called up this season, but it won’t be in time for a postseason roster spot. I’m ok with that. He will be up soon enough.
At this point, unless something major happens to someone injury wise, it is best not to rush someone like Bauer only two and a half months removed from UCLA. I have no problem with September call-ups, but with a team in a the middle of a pennant race, it has to be a group of players that don’t have a chance to disrupt what the Dbacks are trying to accomplish. This isn’t a time to experiment. This is a time to finish off what was started and win the National League West