Position: AWESOME RP prospect we've heard about for 3 years
Birthday: December 15, 1990 AGE: 26
Drafted in the 22nd round in 2014 out of California... The school.
Starting the year in AAA working high leverage innings.
I'm a sucker for unorthodox wind ups in baseball. Trevor has my attention because he's a sidearm/overhand combination pitcher. This was the best video I could find showcasing his sidearm and overhand tendencies... Maybe Bob Sacamento can help us out too!
Anyway, this dude has been lights out of the bullpen for a while. Last season he cruised through high-A and AA, posting a combined 48 innings, 0.75 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 19 saves in 21 opportunities. His career ERA in the minors is a minuscule 1.43... He's also been named Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year 2 years in a row on this site.
Last season his So/9 hit the 10.5 mark during his Double-A time. Lefties struck out in 31.9% of their at-bats against Hildenberger while righties compiled a measly .430 OPS. Without seeing him in person, I couldn't tell you how fast he throws, or what his pitch mix is.
All I know is there's not much left for him to accomplish in the minors before getting the call.