D-Backs pitcher dazzles with his pitches, workouts

ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer Published:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Trevor Bauer's jaw-dropping endeavors aren't limited to his ridiculous repertoire of 10 pitches or his freakish athletic ability.

There's his dazzling pregame long toss foul pole to foul pole, his curious contortions while he stretches and the crow hops across the mound before he unleashes a 100 mph heater on the first warm-up throw before every inning.

The 21-year-old right-hander, who is slated for Double-A this year but could be pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season, is a modern day mixture of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych and Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky with a sliver of Turk Wendell sprinkled in for good measure.