He excelled in school, taking a strong interest in math and science. After a ninth-grade physics class captured his heart and imagination, Trevor and his father Warren began to apply concepts learned in the classroom to the practice field, resulting in the development of unique training methods intended to help compensate for Trevor’s lack of natural athletic ability.
Success followed. Trevor finished his high school career 36-1. True to his trailblazing ways, he graduated high school a semester early and enrolled at UCLA in early January 2009. The chess trophies lining his bedroom shelves would soon have new company. In three seasons of college baseball, Trevor received honors such as freshman All American, National Freshman Pitcher of the Year, Pac-10 pitcher of the year, 1st team All-American, and National Player of the Year. He represented his country as a member of collegiate Team USA, led the Bruins to a second place finish in the College World Series, set the PAC-10 single-season strikeout record, and won the Golden Spikes award. In June 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Trevor with the third overall pick in the MLB draft.
His pro career has been defined by steady and incremental improvement. After being traded to Cleveland before the 2013 season, Trevor has dramatically lowered his ERA, FIP, and BB% while seeing his velocity, K/9 and WAR steadily rise. He was elected to his first All-Star Game for his performance in 2018, finishing with a 2.21 era, 2.44 FIP, 11.34 k/9, and 5.8 fWAR. In lieu of his many on-field accomplishments, however, Trevor is most proud to see many of his unique training methods now being used by players and organizations league-wide. He hopes his passion for his craft and desire to disrupt a stagnant and outdated player development landscape will bring positive change to the baseball industry.
His passions extend well beyond the white lines. Co-founder of Momentum Films LLC, a company dedicated to promoting the game of baseball and its players, Trevor is intent on ushering in a new era of player-driven media. He loves photography, lives and dies with every Duke basketball game, and regularly gives to charity as part of his 69 days of giving campaign. His website houses memoirs of past drone flights, usually set to heavy metal music. A self-proclaimed nerd masquerading as an athlete, Trevor uses his platform to connect with high school kids, encouraging them to be confident in themselves and pursue their passions both during and after school. If he could be remembered for one thing, he’d choose to be remembered as a man who made the lives of those around him more positive, enjoyable, and fulfilling.