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First Look: Cameron Bedrosian, RHP, 2010 Draft

September 9, 2009

Cameron Bedrosian is dispelling the notion that a premium right-handed prospect has to be in the 6-3 to 6-5 range. Listed at 6-0 and 195, he has the broad physical features that create power and enough length in his arms and feet to suggest that he might have an inch or two more to grow. Regardless of whatever his body settles in at, Bedrosian’s stuff belongs on the top shelf of 2010 high school right-handed draft prospects, as you’ll see in the video.

Bedrosian had inconstant control in this outing, which wasn’t entirely his fault because of several TV delays which dragged out the start of the game and clearly disrupted his rhythm. I’m not taking that into long-term consideration here because he threw a good number of quality strikes with¬†four pitches.

His hard fastball, likely his four-seamer, registered at 94-96. His secondary fastball is a hard¬†slider at 90-92, which has some split action is the pitch that makes people dream of him closing. But not so fast because Bedrosian also showed a change-up at 72, which I liked, and is something a lot of power right-handers don’t have as high school pitchers. His final pitch, a curveball at 75-76, is more or less a high school pitch that needs to either be sharpened or thrown out.

Some scouts will probably like Bedrosian as a closer because of body style and bloodlines, but from this seat, Bedrosian has the stuff and style to earn the chance to pitch his way out of being a starting pitcher. That’s how I’d approach it if Iwere this guy’s farm director.

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