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Christopher "Chris" Paul Resop (born November 4, 1982) is a former American professional baseball right-handed pitcher, currently working as a Real Estate Agent specializing in athlete relocation.

Chris Resop
Chris Resop on June 14, 2012.jpg
Resop with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 37)
Naples, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 28, 2005, for the Florida Marlins
NPB: 2008, for the Hanshin Tigers
Last appearance
MLB: May 14, 2013, for the Oakland Athletics
NPB: 2008, for the Hanshin Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record10–12
Earned run average4.62
Strikeouts204
NPB statistics
Win–loss record0–2
Earned run average6.75
Strikeouts6
Teams

Early lifeEdit

Resop graduated from Barron G. Collier High School in 2001.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Florida MarlinsEdit

Resop, was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 4th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball draft.

In 2005, Resop made his major league debut. He continued to play for the Marlins in 2006.

Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimEdit

He was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Kevin Gregg on December 20, 2006.

 
Resop with the Atlanta Braves in 2008.

Atlanta BravesEdit

Resop was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on October 25, 2007.[2]

In an extra-inning game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 3, 2008, Resop pitched a third of an inning and allowed two walks in the top of the 10th inning. Manager Bobby Cox then brought in left-handed pitcher Royce Ring to face left-handed batter Adam LaRoche and substituted Resop for Matt Diaz in left field. After Ring struck out LaRoche, Gregor Blanco came in to play left and Resop returned to the mound in place of Ring. He subsequently allowed an RBI single to Xavier Nady and earned the loss as the Pirates won 4–3.

On May 28, Resop was designated for assignment by the Braves. He was later assigned to the Richmond Braves of the International League.

Hanshin TigersEdit

On July 7, the Braves sold Resop's contract to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League.[3]

Return to BravesEdit

Resop re-signed with the Braves prior to the 2010 season.[4]

He was called up on June 15, 2010, after 13 starts in Triple A. In 73.1 innings, he recorded a 1.84 ERA while allowing 46 hits, 27 walks, and striking out 81 batters. He held batters to a .183 average.

Pittsburgh PiratesEdit

On August 4, 2010, Resop was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]

Oakland AthleticsEdit

On November 30, 2012, Resop was traded to the Oakland Athletics for Zach Thornton.[6] He was designated for assignment on May 17, 2013.

Boston Red SoxEdit

Resop signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox in January 2014. On April 1, 2014 he was assigned to AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. He was released on July 1, 2014.

William Raveis Real EstateEdit

Since his retirement from Professional Baseball Resop has become a successful Real Estate agent in his hometown of Naples, FL. He's the Vice President of the Sports and Entertainment Division for William Raveis Real Estate and works both in the local market as well as around the country specializing and athlete relocation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Resop: Player Profile, from the Los Angeles Angels
  2. ^ "Right-handed pitcher Chris Resop claimed off waivers by Atlanta". October 25, 2007.
  3. ^ "Scout.com: Braves sell Resop to Japanese team". Archived from the original on 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  4. ^ "College Baseball, MLB Draft, Prospects - Baseball America".
  5. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (August 4, 2010). "Pirates claim Resop, Park off waivers".
  6. ^ "Pirates acquire RHP Zach Thornton from Oakland in exchange for RHP Chris Resop". November 30, 2012.

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