Angels pitcher Cam Bedrosian holds the second lowest ERA, only after Tyler Skaggs, after his first start off of the Disabled List. Bedrosian currently has a .95 ERA in 38 innings pitched across 42 games in 2016. It hasn’t always been that easy for him, though, as he has made his way up through the Anaheim Angels system.
Drafted in the first round 2010 out of LSU, the Georgia-native signed with the Angels and made his professional debut with the Arizona Angels of the rookie-level Arizona league. Bedrosian, however, missed the following season completely after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
After recovering from surgery, Cam Bedrosian pitched for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Class-A Midwest league in 2012. He started 2013 with the Burlington Bees of the Midwest league before being promoted to the Inland Empire 66ers of the Class-A-Advanced California league.
After a successful 2014 season with 15 strikeouts against 20 batters faced, Bedrosian was again promoted, this time to the Arkansas Travelers of the Class-AA Texas league. In 18 ⅓ innings with the Travelers, Bedrosian posted a 1.47 ERA with 30 strikeouts. The Angels liked what they saw, and on June 3rd, 2014, they called him up to the big leagues.
In his few seasons with the Angels, Bedrosian has seen his ERA decrease while his innings increase. In 2014, he pitched 19.1 innings and posted a 6.52 ERA. In 2015, he pitched 33.1 innings with a 5.40 ERA. Now, in 2016 with games left in the season, Bedrosian has a .95 ERA in 38 innings pitched.
The dramatic difference in his effectiveness has led many to believe he should take over the role of closer, especially due to the struggles of Huston Street. Bedrosian’s success after Tommy John surgery is also positive for the Angels pitchers that are currently in recovery of the surgery.