Trevor Hildenberger graduated from Archbishop Mitty (CA) High School before attending Cal- Berkeley...Tied a Cal-Berkeley single-season record with 10 saves as a senior in 2014, going 3-3, 2.83 ERA with 48 strikeouts and 11 walks in 47.2 innings... Honorable mention All-Pac-12 and honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic...Is a San Francisco 49ers and San Jose Sharks fan.
Signed with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent before the season, but did not pitch due to the cancellation of the minor league season.
Made the Twins' Opening Day roster for the 2nd straight season...Did not allow a run in his first 11 appearances (3/31- 4/21, 7.2 IP)...Optioned to Triple-A Rochester on 5/16...Appeared in 9 games for the Red Wings (8.44 ERA, 10 ER/10.2 IP) prior to being placed on the IL with a right elbow strain on 6/15...Made 3 appearances on rehab assignment with the GCL Twins in August...Reinstated from the IL on 8/20...Threw 8.1 scoreless IP for Rochester from 8/20-9/2...Recalled by the Twins on 9/3...Made 3 appearances from that date through the end of the season.
Made Twins Opening Day roster for first time in career...Posted 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings from May 23-June 28, second-longest for a Twin on the season (Taylor Rogers - 26.0)...Did not allow a home run in 24 consecutive appearances from May 23-July 21 (25.2 IP)...Got majority of save opportunities after Twins traded Fernando Rodney August 9...went 7-for-9 in save situations from that point forward...seven saves from August 1 to end of season ranked tied for 10th in AL...Posted a 4.24 ERA (40.1 IP, 19 ER) in 40 home games and 6.89 ERA (32.2 IP, 25 ER) in 33 away games...Held left-handed hitters to a .255 average and right-handers to a .269 average. Led club in games (73) and tied with Taylor Rogers for first in holds (18).Tied for fourth in the AL in games (73).
Began season with Triple-A Rochester...Appeared in 21 games overall for the Red Wings, going 1-0, 1.54 ERA (23.1 IP, 4 ER) with five saves in final 15 games from May 3-June 21...Contract selected by Minnesota June 23 (Wimmers, designated)...Made major league debut June 23 at Cleveland, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning, striking out the first batter he faced (Roberto Pérez); did not allow a run in first four appearances (7.1 IP)...Earned first major league win July 7 vs. Baltimore, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings... Became one of Minnesota's primary set-up men from early August through the end of the season...Earned first career save August 13 at Detroit, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts... Held opponents scoreless in 13 of final 16 appearances, posting a 3.45 ERA (15.2 IP, 6 ER) with two walks, 16 strikeouts and eight holds...Held left-handed hitters to a .233 batting average and right-handed batters to a .245 average...Tied for AL lead among rookies in holds (12) and 10th in strikeouts-per-9.0 IP (9.43)...Posted a 9.43 strikeouts-per-9.0 IP ratio, the second best for a rookie in club history, trailing only Francisco Liriano's 10.71 in 2006...Finished with 12 holds, second most for a rookie in club history, trailing only Jose Mijares' 27 in 2009...Given 2017 Bill Boni Award for Twins Most Outstanding Rookie, voted on by the Twin Cities Chapter of the BBWAA.