Trevor Andrew Bauer is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati Reds. Bauer played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins, winning the Golden Spikes Award in 2011.
Early Life & Career
Bauer was born in North Hollywood, California, on January 17th, 1991. After graduating a year early with a 4.8 GPA from Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California, Bauer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he pitched for the UCLA Bruins baseball team.
Bauer completed his freshman year with an impressive 9-3 record and a 2.99 earned run average (ERA). In 2009, Bauer named a member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and was also named to the Baseball America freshman All-American team. In 2010, Bauer and the Bruins played in the 2010 College World Series, ultimately falling to the South Carolina Gamecocks in a 2-game sweep. That same year Bauer was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the top amateur baseball player. In his final year pitching at the collegiate level, Bauer broke numerous school records including strikeouts, wins, and innings pitched. He also won the Golden Spikes Award, as well as the National Pitcher of the Year Award. He was also named Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Year, along with a selection to the All-Pac-12 First Team.
A self-described socially liberal free-market capitalist, some of Bauer's past statements have brought him scrutiny. Most notably his opposition to the theory of human's contributions to global warming, and references to the birther movement associated with Barack Obama, a false conspiracy theory that the 44th President of the United States was born in Kenya.
Trevor Bauer is an American professional baseball who has a net worth of $50 million. Bauer is most well-known for winning the Cy Young Award in 2020, while also being the NL ERA (Earned Run Average) leader. In February 2021 Trevor signed a three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers.