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Prospect Video: Trevor Bauer

For those who grew up in the ’90s like the writers here at the Sombrero, you may recall VH1’s popular tv series, “Pop-Up Video.”  It was essentially a director’s cut of a trendy music video, but featured random captions during various scenes to provide the viewer with behind-the-scenes factoids about the video, artist/band and director.  Well, due to my three-plus hours in the car today and general idleness due to a poorly-timed cold, I thought I’d get the ball rolling on my latest idea: “Prospect Video.”

Every Tuesday I will post a prospect-related video that I feel our readers must watch.  So, for the first installment, I thought that I’d post an awesome video of UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer, who was recently selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the third-overall pick in 2011 MLB Draft.

This particular video shows Bauer’s warm up pitches, first inning of work, and final out from a recent start against Fresno State in Game 3 of the 2011 NCAA Los Angeles Regional.  In the game, the Lincecum-like right-hander picked up his 13th win of the season and fired his ninth-consecutive complete game. (Not bad, right?). He ultimately struck out 14 while allowing one run on six hits and two walks.

What to look for: Please, just watch the dude’s first warm up pitch.  He gets a running start from behind the mound and absolutely burns one at his catcher, just as if he was playing long-toss in the outfield to get loose. Now, I know Bauer runs it up in the mid- to upper-90s, and granted there’s no radar gun on him at the time, but that first toss has got to be damn close to 100 mph.  His smirk after throwing it says it all.

Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys the Sombrero’s first installment of “Prospect Video,” and if anyone has any requests, drop me a line on Twitter and I’ll make it happen.

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