“Trevor Bauer can throw eight different pitches but the Indians only have five-finger catchers. So watching the catchers calling pitches this year could be worth the price of admission.” Reported Jim Ingraham of The Morning Journal on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
Acquired in the trade that sent Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald to the Cincinnati Reds and Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday marked the first time the third overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft has talked to Cleveland reporters.
Bauer is known for his very unique warm-up routine and pitching style. He went into a bit more detail with TribeVibe contributor Max Lom on Wednesday stating:
“I think I’m an exciting player to watch because the things I do are a little bit different…I throw the ball far [in warm-ups – see here for an example] – that’s one of them. I wave a black rod around, which not many people do, so that’s a little different. My first warm-up pitch of every inning I do a crow-hop on the mound and throw as hard as I can to get in the feel of being aggressive. My mechanics are slightly different – it’s a little bit more of an aggressive delivery than a lot of the other deliveries out there right now. So it’s just little things, little differences, that make me fun to watch – I hope, anyway.”
Indians fans are certainly in for a treat when he takes the mound for the first time in a Cleveland uniform.
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