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June 5, 2014

The Call-Up

Cam Bedrosian

by Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio


The Situation: In recent years, Angels manager Mike Scioscia hasn’t had many reliable bullpen options to work with, and that’s continued to be the case in 2014. Anaheim’s bullpen entered play on Wednesday with a 4.32 ERA, the fifth-highest mark in the majors. In search of setup assistance, the Angels have called up 22-year-old right-hander Cam Bedrosian from Double-A Arkansas, where he’d posted some eye-popping numbers. He saw his first action on Tuesday, setting down the Astros in order with one K.

Background: The Angels popped Bedrosian with the second of their five first-round selections in the 2010 amateur draft, taking the righty with the no. 29 overall pick, which the team received as compensation after the Boston Red Sox signed free agent John Lackey. Bedrosian became the fifth (and highest-picked) player to be drafted out of East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia. He has good bloodlines, as his father, Steve Bedrosian, pitched in the big leagues for 14 seasons and even won the NL Cy Young Award in 1987. However, Bedrosian found little success as a starter, struggling mightily in that role ever since returning from 2011 Tommy John surgery. To his credit, the 22-year-old has been able to reinvent himself as a reliever to the point where his 2014 numbers turn heads, as he’s sent 45 batters down on strikes in just 24 innings of work in High-A and Double-A, recording a 1.12 ERA.

The Scouting: Bedrosian is a tough one to figure out, as reports from his Arizona Fall League appearances don’t paint the picture of a shutdown reliever. However, he does possess big-league stuff with a loose arm and a compact delivery, and he appears to be getting the most out of his arsenal.

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