If you like exit velocity and launch angle, Trevor Bauer is apparently your guy.
Bauer has never been one to shy away from showing some emotion. The enigmatic Indians starter had a rough day at the office on Sunday, allowing seven runs on nine hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings pitched vs. the Royals. It was a bad start, but Bauer's worst toss of the day came just before manager Terry Francona pulled him from the game.
As Francona exited the dugout to remove Bauer, Bauer turned and hurled the ball over the center-field wall, clearly disgusted with his performance
Bauer seemed to have some words with Francona on the mound, assumedly just clearing the air that he meant no disrespect by tossing the ball over the fence.
Bauer, the subject of trade rumors, has had a difficult time replicating the success of his 2018 season. Entering Sunday's game, he was pitching to a 3.49 ERA in 23 starts, a full run higher than his 2018 ERA and has allowed 22 long balls on the season, three shy of tying his career high.
Still, a team looking to add quality starting pitching would consider Bauer; he leads the majors in innings pitched and has consistently been a workhorse in his career.
And if Sunday's strange exit is any indicator, he's still got plenty of juice in that arm.