Bauer checks in to meet with club officials

Bauer checks in to meet with club officials

Bauer checks in to meet with club officials
PHOENIX -- In Phoenix to look at some real estate during Triple-A Reno's off-day on Monday, D-backs top prospect Trevor Bauer stopped by Chase Field and met with club officials.

Bauer met with some baseball operations members and spent time with senior vice president of communications Josh Rawitch to talk about ways to deal with the tremendous amount of attention the right-hander has received since being the No. 3 overall pick in last year's Draft.

D-backs GM Kevin Towers said in no way was Bauer being reprimanded for anything, and he added that the meeting was at the suggestion of Bauer's agent Joel Wolfe.

"To give him a little bit of preparation from someone who is in the PR business," Towers said. "Sometimes less is better than more. You probably don't want to let your opponents know kind of your thought process in how you pitch. Just go out there every fifth day and your performance will speak for itself."

Bauer, who is 4-0 with a 2.79 ERA in seven starts for Reno, has risen quickly through the D-backs system. His immense talent and pregame preparation program have led to him getting plenty of attention.

"Trevor's talent and the unique way in which he does his work makes him a natural story for a lot of media members," Rawitch said. "And we were fortunate to have time to chat with him about how to handle those demands. He's a very bright guy, and I'm glad we were able to make the most of his time here in Phoenix."

Towers emphasized that he was not trying to curtail Bauer's personality or script his sessions with reporters.

"We didn't tell him what he could say and not say," Towers said. "We want [our players] to be their own selves, but just a guy that we know when that point comes and he is up here, he's going to get hit in a lot of different areas and the less distractions for you every fifth day, the better."