Bauer is rated #5 Prospect by MLB.com
Trevor Bauer is wild. He brings lots of K's, and too many walks. He has lots of potential and upside, but he is also one of those pitchers that could never reach any of it. Despite that, he is likely the best pitching prospect in the minors and he has a 50/50 chance of making the big club.
Lets just look at the numbers:
2012 in Minors: 130.1 IP, 12 Win- 2 Losses, 2.42 ERA, 157 SO, 1.29 Whip
2012 in MLB: 16.1 IP, 1 Wins-2 Losses, 6.06 ERA, 17 SO, 1.67 Whip
In 2012, Bauer walked 61 batters in the minors in 130.1 innings, primarily with the AAA Reno Aces. With the Diamondbacks, he walked 13 batters in 16.1 innings. Thats not going to get it done in the big leagues. But he is very young, and we need to see more. Also keep this in mind, if he makes the big club, he may not necessarily help your fantasy team in 2013. Proceed with caution.