Among the biggest topics of the spring has been whether or not sensational pitching prospect Trevor Bauer will make the Arizona Diamondbacks out of spring training.
Apparently we finally have an answer, and it’s likely one that Bauer wasn’t hoping for. Jon Morosi tweeted that Bauer has failed to make the majors. Had Bauer made the Diamondbacks roster it would have been a serious accomplishment since since the 2011 draft pick only has one season and 25.2 innings of minor league baseball to his resume. Bauer was good this spring posting a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings pitched and drastically outpitched incumbent fifth starter Josh Collmenter, but Kirk Gibson and staff opted for experience to start the season–or so it appears.
Collmenter might not be in the clear yet as another prospect, left handed starter Pat Corbin, apparently still has a shot at the roster and perhaps the rotation. Corbin has been tremendous this spring posting a miniscule 0.82 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 10.2 innings. If he continues to pitch this effectively, Corbin’s a decent bet to hang on in a long relief role if he doesn’t push Collmenter for the rotation spot.
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