Bauer showed off his great stuff in both Visalia and Mobile, striking out 43 in 25.2 IP, for an incredible 15.1 K/9. But he was undone a bit by walks, (12 of them or 4.2 per nine) 3 homers, and especially a .429 BABIP in Mobile. His FIP was less than half his 5.96 ERA
Skaggs, who is 6 months younger than Bauer, had the more "accomplished" season, winning minor league pitcher of the year for the organization. 11.3 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, and a 4.04 k?bb ration, to go along with just a 0.6 HR/9 actually gave Skaggs a lower FIP than ERA for the season.