Monday, March 25, 2013

Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week: 2011 Topps Pro Debut #82 Cam Bedrosian

It's Minor League Monday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2011 Topps Pro Debut #82.
  • Player Name, position, team: Cam Bedrosian, pitcher, Arizona League Angels.
  • Level-League, Team Affiliation: Rookie-Arizona League, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  • Minor League Stats (stats with team depicted only): 5 G, 12.0 IP, 0-2, 11 R, 6 ER, 10 SO, 7 BB, 4 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 1.667 WHIP, 4.50 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Angels #1st, June 2010. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Major League Debut: n/a.
  • Baseball America Organizational Ranking After Season with Team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim #10 prospect after the 2010 season.
  • Blurb on the back: "The Angels sent Bedrosian to Tempe for some brief work in the ARizona League after drafting him 29th in 2010. He was shut down with an injured elbow after five outings, but is expeted to be 100 percent this year, when he'll likely start in Low Single-A."
  • Official Topps Rookie Card: n/a.
  • Commentary: The Pro Debut logo on the top right corner of the card is akin to the RC logo that is found on major league rookie cards. The Pro Debut logo signifies that this is a player's first "official" minor league card. It might not have the swagger of a rookie card logo, or even the pull of a "Bowman 1st Prospect Card," but it still means of all the "official" minor league cards a player may have, ones with this logo would be a player's first. Topps was half right about Cameron Rock Bedrosian. He was injured after five games in Rookie Ball, but was out for the 2011 campaign after Tommy John surgery. He returned in 2012, pitching for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Midwest League. But after what was a described as a "brilliant debut" in Cedar Rapids, the bottom fell out on him soon afterwards. For the Kernels, Bedrosian started 21 games, went 3-11, had an ERA of 6.31, a WHIP of 1.730, and struck out 48 batters in 82.2 innings of work. While he is no longer on the ranked list of prospects for the LA Angels, Cam is slated to begin the 2013 campaign with the Burlington Bees, the Angels new minor league team in the MWL. He's only 21 years old heading into the 2013 season, so the Angels are hoping that he can improve as he matures.
Next week's featured card will be: 2010 Topps Pro Debut #143. Post will arrive at 9:00 AM CST. Hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Minor League Monday.


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