Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’0” 205 lbs. DOB: 10/02/91
(Inland Empire/Burlington): 1-5, 4.57 ERA, 29 BBs, 78 Ks, 63.0 IP

When evaluating Cam Bedrosian as a prospect, there’s a lot more to see than just the numbers. The numbers only talk about the past without telling a full story, and unless looked at critically don’t show just how much of a future Bedrosian could have within the organization.

Originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 draft (29th overall), Cam’s development has been hampered by Tommy John surgery (costing him the entire 2011 season). In 2012, the Angels kept Cam in the rotation to help him rebuild his arm strength and get the innings back in to accelerate his development. In 2013, Cam was moved to the bullpen where he has excelled, like his father, Steve Bedrosian, who won the 1987 Cy Young Award.  

Cam Bedrosian throws a mid 90s fastball that he can occasionally dial up to 97. It’s a plus pitch with late lift, which tends to fool batters who typically see sinking fastballs. He throws a plus slider that some scouts may be near Major League ready at this point and which has more of a slurve motion to it. He throws a changeup and curve occasionally, and both pitches need some more work. Cam tends to throw from a 4/5 arm slot, which helps him hold runners well and provides additional deception to his pitches.

Cam could be another fast moving arm towards the Angels bullpen. In 2013, the Angels sent him to the Arizona Fall League where he was an All-Star, posting a 0-0 record with a 2.89 ERA. More importantly, he posted a 12.54 K/9 IP and a 1.93 BB/ 9 IP and held opposing hitters to a .222 BABIP. 

Right now, fans can see Cam pitching with the IE66ers in their bullpen. If he keeps throwing strikes, he probably will get a mid-season promotion with an estimated Major League arrival sometime in 2015. Cam has the potential to be a closer or setup man, and with his stuff could be pitching many high leverage innings for the Angels down the road. 

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