Cameron Rock Bedrosian (born October 2, 1991) is an Armenian-American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Angels selected Bedrosian in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut in 2014. He is the son of MLB Cy Young Award Winning pitcher Steve Bedrosian.
Bedrosian pitching for the Los Angeles Angels in 2017
|Los Angeles Angels – No. 32|
|Born: October 2, 1991|
|June 3, 2014, for the Los Angeles Angels|
|MLB statistics |
(through July 14, 2019)
|Earned run average||3.85|
Bedrosian attended East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia. He was named an All-American. He committed to attend Louisiana State University (LSU) on a baseball scholarship to play for the LSU Tigers.
The Angels selected Bedrosian in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He signed with the Angels, receiving a $1.116 million signing bonus. He made his professional debut that year with the Arizona Angels of the Rookie-level Arizona League. He had Tommy John surgery and missed the 2011 season.
In 2012, Bedrosian pitched for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class A Midwest League. He began the 2013 season with the Burlington Bees of the Midwest League, and was promoted to the Inland Empire 66ers of the Class A-Advanced California League in August.
After starting the 2014 season with Inland Empire with 15 strikeouts in his first 20 batters faced, the Angels promoted him to the Arkansas Travelers of the Class AA Texas League in April. Bedrosian pitched to a 1.47 earned run average with 30 strikeouts in 18 1⁄3 innings, before the Angels promoted him to the major leagues on June 3.
In 2015 with the Angels he was 1–0 with a 5.40 ERA, and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
On August 2, 2016, Bedrosian recorded his first major league save, in place of the injured Huston Street. This marked his 44th appearance in the 2016 season, in which he struck out the side against the Oakland Athletics, lowering his ERA to 0.90. In 2016 he was 2–0 with one save and a 1.12 ERA, and 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Bedrosian began the 2017 season as the Angels closer, saving three games in the first two weeks of the season before going on the disabled list. He was activated on June 17. On August 9, Bedrosian was given back the closer role. In 2017 with the Angels he was 6–5 with six saves and a 4.43 ERA, and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
In 2018, Bedrosian was 5–4 with one save and registered an ERA of 3.80 with 57 strikeouts in 64 innings in 71 games.
Bedrosian is of Armenian descent.
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