D-backs’ Trevor Bauer has a big fan at ESPN

Mar 6, 2012, 1:58 AM | Updated: 2:10 am

Sure he’s only thrown a total of 25.2 innings of pro
baseball and 2 innings in the Cactus League, but already
Trevor Bauer is making people believers.

The reigning Golden Spikes Award winner and 3rd overall
pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in last summer’s First-
Year Player Draft has a big fan in ESPN baseball insider
Keith Law, who joined Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf

Law believes unequivocally that despite his limited pro
résumé, Bauer should be part of the Diamondbacks’ starting
rotation…this year.

“They have weak options at the back of the rotation, so
giving Bauer the job right away just increases their
potential win total,” Law said. “It might only be two
extra wins over the course of the season, but you can’t
say on opening day whether or not those two extra wins are
going to matter or not.”

Those “weak options” Law is referring to are lefty Joe
Saunders and right-hander Josh Collmenter, who with all
due respect to Law, were pretty good for the N.L. West
champions a year ago. The duo combined for a 22-23 record
and an combined ERA of 3.56.

Penguin Air

Arizona Diamondbacks

Outfielder Corbin Carroll #2 of the Amarillo Sod Poodles throws the ball during the game against th...
Arizona Sports

D-backs prospect Corbin Carroll named to All-Star Futures Game roster

Diamondbacks prospect Corbin Carroll was revealed as one of the first members of the All-Star Futures Game roster.
9 hours ago
David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with Josh Rojas #10, Alek Thomas #5, and Jo...
Alex Weiner

D-backs reach halfway point optimistic but aware improvements needed

The D-backs will be halfway through their season Tuesday and are 14 contests better than their record through 80 games in 2021.
9 hours ago
Daulton Varsho #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks is congratulated by David Peralta #6 after hitting t...
Alex Weiner

D-backs come through with 5-spot in 8th inning to beat Giants

D-backs C Daulton Varsho punctuated a five-run eighth inning with a mammoth three-run home run to cement a 6-2 victory against the Giants.
1 day ago
David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks watches the flight of the ball after hitting a fifth i...
Sam Graveline

ESPN’s Schoenfield: D-backs need to trade OF David Peralta at deadline

ESPN senior writer David Schoenfield thinks the one move the D-backs must make at the trade deadline is trading away OF David Peralta.
1 day ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starter Tyler Gilbert throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the firs...
Wills Rice

D-backs recall LHP Tyler Gilbert from Triple-A Reno, DFA J.B. Wendelken

The D-backs recalled LHP Tyler Gilbert from Triple-A, claimed INF Sergio Alcantara and DFA'd RHP J.B Wendelken on Tuesday.
1 day ago
Third base coach Tony Perezchica #3 high fives Christian Walker #53 of the Arizona Diamondbacks aft...
Jake Anderson

Christian Walker making case to represent D-backs in Home Run Derby

D-backs first baseman Christian Walker is tied for seventh in all of MLB and ranked third in the NL with 21 home runs this season.
1 day ago
D-backs’ Trevor Bauer has a big fan at ESPN