Trevor Reckling

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Trevor Richard Reckling

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Biographical Information[edit]

Trevor Reckling spent his third season in the minors in 2009.

Reckling was picked by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 8th round of the 2007 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Greg Morhardt and debuted as a pro with the AZL Angels, going 3-1 with two saves and a 2.75 ERA. He struck out 55 and walked 7 in 36 innings. He was second on his club in Ks, trailing Michael Anton.

In 2008, Reckling had a 10-7, 3.37 record for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Baseball America rated him as the #20 prospect (3rd-best left-handed pitcher) in the Midwest League.

Trevor split 2009 between the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (1-2, 0.95 in 3 G) and the Arkansas Travelers (8-7, 2.93). His control was getting worse, with 75 walks in 135 1/3 IP. Reckling was with the USA for the 2009 Futures Game, entering in the top of the 7th and final inning with a 5-3 lead. He did not fare well. Brett Lawrie greeted him with a double. Starlin Castro reached on a single back to the mound, then Reckling threw a wild pitch to cut the lead to one. Pedro Baez grounded out, but Alcides Escobar singled in Castro to tie it. Reckling struck out Tyson Gillies. He was relieved by Brad Lincoln, who finished blowing the game.

Reckling is with the US for the 2009 Baseball World Cup. In his first outing, he struck out 11 Chinese batters, tying Burt Hooton's three-decade-old Team USA record for a Baseball World Cup.