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Trevor Caughey

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Trevor Leland Caughey

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Biographical Information[edit]

Trevor Caughey has pitched in the minor leagues, Czech Republic, Australia, Spain and Germany.

Caughey was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 18th round of the 2001 amateur draft out of high school. After a year of college, Baltimore chose him in the 9th round of the 2002 amateur draft; this time, he signed. The Sacramento native was 1-4 with a 4.87 ERA for the 2002 GCL Orioles, fanning 45 in 40 2/3 innings. In 2003, the left-hander had a 1-7, 4.84 record for the Bluefield Orioles, with 64 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings. He led the Appalachian League in losses, was second in runs allowed (41) and third in strikeouts (64, between Yusmeiro Petit and Rafael Perez).

Trevor split 2004 between the Delmarva Shorebirds (4-2, 3 Sv, 3.14) and Frederick Keys (0-1, 6.17 in 4 G). He returned to Frederick in 2005 and struggled some more (5-1, Sv, 6.31) then split 2006 between the Keys (2-1, 5.50 in 25 G) and Shorebirds (1-1, 6.75 in 6 G). Let go by Baltimore, he finished the year with the independent Chico Outlaws (1-0, 2.12).

In 2007, Caughey bounced around the independent leagues - he made stops with the Amarillo Dillas (0-1, 5.87), Kansas City T-Bones (0-4, 5.85) and Orange County Flyers (3.86 in 12 G). He was 8-5 with a 2.51 ERA for Chico in 2008. He was named the Golden Baseball League Pitcher of the Year, leading in ERA (.92 over Eric Van Slyke) and finishing second in wins. He played for the Edmonton Capitals in 2009 but fell to 3-6, 5.49.

Caughey was with Technika Brno in the Czech Extraliga in 2010, going 9-2 with a 1.87 ERA and fanning 103 in 106 innings. He was second to former major leaguer Pat Ahearne in ERA, second in innings (behind Leoš Kubát), led in strikeouts (edging out Kubát by five) and was third in wins (behind Kubát and Petr Minařík). He pitched for the Perth Heat when they won the 2010-2011 Australian Baseball League.

He signed with Spain's Astros Valencia for 2011. He went 11-2 with a 0.81 ERA and 117 K to 7 BB in 100 IP. He led the Division de Honor in ERA (.02 ahead of Ricardo Hernandez), was fourth in strikeouts (between Jorge Balboa and Alexis Fumero) and was second in wins (four behind Hernandez). He remained sharp with the same team in 2012: 14-1, 1.52, 132 K, 28 BB in 124 2/3 IP. He also took some turns at the plate and excelled in limited time (22 for 46, 3 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 3 BB). He was second in ERA (.95 behind Óscar Jiménez), 5th in opponent average (.202, between Louwin Sacramento and Leslie Nacar), 4th in innings, led in pickoffs (7), tied for third in strikeouts and led in wins (two more than Nacar and Pedro Pablo Belmonte).

Caughey returned to Technika Brno in 2013 and had a 10-4, 2.68 record, going 8 for 43 with two doubles at the plate. He was on the leaderboard in ERA (5th, between Marek Červenka and Jiří Šimek), innings (131, 1st, 10 ahead of Jason Daniels), opponent slugging (.297, 4th, between Zach Samuels and Červenka), wins (tied for first with Červenka and Daniels), strikeouts (114, 2nd, 3 behind Jeffrey Guthridge), opponent average (.234, 6th, between Jakub Černík and Petr Minařík) and opponent OBP (.276, 3rd, behind Daniels and Červenka).

For 2014, he moved to Germany's Bundesliga with the Bonn Capitals. He debuted on April 5 with a loss to the Solingen Alligators. He struck out 9 in 6 innings but allowed 5 runs (two earned).

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