Interesting MLB Tidbit Involving Bauer
Starting this week MLB teams can call all prospects up without putting them on the fast track to free agency. If a prospect’s big league service clock starts after today, he’ll be under team control through at least 2018.
Today represents the 20th day of the minor league season by my count. This means prospects on 40-man rosters such as Trevor Bauer, Bryce Harper and Danny Hultzen will have spent the requisite 20 days on optional assignments following today. Even if their teams call them up tomorrow for the remainder of the MLB season, they will accrue a maximum of 162 days of service -- short of the 172 days required for a full year.
Interesting how that works.
Bauer is 4-0 with a .40 ERA in 4 starts. He has given up only 1 run so far in 22.2 innings. He has walked 14 batters though, but has 28 K's. I say bring the kid up now.
"That kid is back on the escalator"
Brodie Bruce, Mallrats
"What's a nubian" Banky Edwards, Chasing Amy
Last edited by bankybruce; April 24th, 2012 at 08:07 AM.