Trevor Hildenberger

Position: RHP
Born: 12/15/90
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 22nd round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 21 games at Rochester (Triple-A), collecting six saves in seven opportunities and striking out 35 while walking eight in 30 2/3 innings, allowing 27 hits for a .235 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Rochester on June 23 when RHP Dillon Gee had his contract purchased, LHP Nik Turley was sent down, SS Ehire Adrianza went on the 10-day DL and LHP Mason Melotakis and RHP Alex Wimmers were designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 06/23/17

Debut Details
June 23, in a 5-0 win over the Indians. The last of four pitchers on the night, he allowed one hit in one shutout inning, striking out one. Of 18 pitches thrown, 11 were for strikes. Coming on to start the ninth in relief of left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers, he struck out Roberto Perez swinging before giving up a double to left by Bradley Zimmer. Zimmer moved to third on a groundout to first by Jason Kipnis, and was stranded when Jose Ramirez grounded out to second to end the game.

Player Notes
You may not have heard much about the Cal-Berkeley product before his debut, but his numbers will certainly open your eyes. A senior sign after setting the school record with a 10-save season, he has off-the-charts command of a low-90s fastball that comes in with sink and deception, along with a slider and changeup. Coming into his debut, his career numbers include a 1.57 ERA in 124 games, 52-for-62 in save opportunities and 200 strikeouts in 171 2/3 innings combined with 26 walks and 125 hits for a .200 BAA. In 2016, between Fort Myers (High A) and Chattanooga (Double-A) he posted an 0.75 ERA in 38 games with an organization-high 19 saves (the second year in a row he'd led Twins' relievers in saves), fanning 53 while walking six in 48 innings and allowing 32 hits for a .185 BAA. The previous summer he'd posted a 1.55 ERA and collected 17 saves in 41 games, striking out 80 and walking seven in 64 innings, giving up 39 hits for a .176 BAA. Glamorous? No. Effective as all get-out? Hell yeah.