Trevor Bauer SP CLE 1 day ago

Bauer allowed three runs on nine hits, walking two and striking out four over six innings, but wound up with a no-decision in a game the Orioles would eventually win 6-4 Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was something of a "bend but don't break" outing for Bauer who needed 103 pitches (65 for strikes) to cover the six innings. He has flashed glimpses of the skill set that made him a top prospect during May, but has yet to turn the corner, and take the next step in performance consistency. He'll take on the Rangers at home in his next scheduled start.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 1 week ago

Bauer (3-2) surrendered eight hits, four earned runs and two walks over five-plus innings in Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He'd been coming on over his last two starts, but Bauer regressed against one of the most potent offenses in baseball Saturday. He recorded no strikeouts, and induced only six swinging strikes over his 98 pitches. The 25-year-old saw his ERA jump back up to 4.31, and the outing was the shortest in terms of both duration and pitch count during his four May starts. The 25-year-old also surrendered an inordinate amount of fly balls, 13 to be exact, a dangerous trend against the Red Sox in Fenway. He'll face another dangerous squad in his next trip to the mound, Friday versus the Orioles.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 2 weeks ago

Bauer (3-1) gave up three runs on five hits and two walks over 6.2 innings Sunday, striking out eight, as the Indians fell 5-1 to the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He continues to be effective as a starter, and Bauer now has a 2.79 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB in 19.1 innings over three starts since replacing the injured Carlos Carrasco (hamstring). Carrasco is still likely a week or two away from returning, but when he does don't be surprised if Bauer remains in the rotation. His next trip to the mound could be a tough one, though, as he'll face the Red Sox in Boston on Friday.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 3 weeks ago

Bauer threw seven scoreless innings in a win over the Astros on Tuesday, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The right-hander had all of his pitches working against Houston, but it was a well-located fastball that set everything up. Bauer's ERA fell from 5.14 to 3.86 with the seven scoreless, and given his ability to miss bats, there's a case for Bauer to be picked up even in some shallower leagues. He starting now in place of Carlos Carrasco (hamstring), but if Cody Anderson were to falter or if there were another injury, Bauer could stick long term.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 3 weeks ago

Bauer (2-0) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on three hits while walking two and striking out four in Thursday's win against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Making his second start in place of the injured Carlos Carrasco (hamstring), Bauer came within an out of notching a quality start. He overcame a three-run home by Nick Castellanos that brought the Tigers within a run in the fourth inning. Continuing to issue walks at a high rate (3.86 BB/9) and give up home runs (1.29 HR/9), Bauer's fantasy value is limited across all formats even if he remains in the starting rotation.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 4 weeks ago

Bauer didn't factor into the decision against the Phillies on Saturday, surrendering five hits, three earned runs and two walks over four-plus innings in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies. He also struck out four.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 25-year-old received his first start of the season due to Carlos Carrasco's hamstring injury, and displayed many of the same problems that have plagued him during his relief stints to date. He issued multiple free passes for the second time in the last three appearances, and threw 78 pitches overall in just four-plus innings. Bauer's 1.63 WHIP continues to be cause for concern regardles of the capacity he's deployed in.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 1 month ago

Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Bauer will get the start for Saturday's game against the Phillies, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bauer is set to make his first start of the season Saturday as he takes over for the injured Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) in the rotation. The 25-year-old Bauer began the year working out of the bullpen, where he racked up a 4.76 ERA with 14 strikeouts and five walks over 11.1 innings. He has had mixed results as a starter in his career, and although he's shown he can rack up the strikeouts (170 in 176.0 IP in 2015), he is also susceptible to the home run ball (23 HR allowed in 2015).

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 1 month ago

Manager Terry Francona relayed Monday that Bauer will take over Carlos Carrasco's (hamstring) spot in the Indians' rotation, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carrasco is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks as he tends to a strained left hamstring, opening the door for Bauer to stake a claim to a back-end rotation spot. In six relief appearances this season, Bauer has given up six runs on 13 hits and five walks while striking out 14 in 11.1 innings.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 1 month ago

Bauer is a likely candidate to slot into the rotation following the injury to Carlos Carrasco.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Indians haven't finalized any plans to date but do have a favorable schedule coming up with an off day Thursday and again on May 2 which would allow them to slip into a four-man rotation until May 6 if they so choose. Bauer would seem like the logical candidate to replace Carrasco but his value hinges on how the Indians decide to handle their upcoming off days.

Trevor Bauer SP CLE 2 months ago

Bauer will start the season in the bullpen, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There was some speculation that the right-hander could move to the bullpen, and this confirms those thoughts. In his spot, Cody Anderson and Josh Tomlin will be the No. 4 and 5 starters respectively. This is by no means a permanent move, so Bauer could find his way back into the rotation as the season moves along.