Angels Call Up Parker Bridwell

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Well there were many who believed it would be Troy Scribner. But instead the Angels opted yesterday to bring up another starting pitching prospect, Parker Bridwell.

Just three starts from his promotion from AA Mobile to AAA Salt Lake, the twenty-five year old right-hander has a 2.29 ERA, and 19 strikeouts in 19 innings for the Bees. This stretch thrust Bridewell ahead of Scribner, who was cruising until this season until he was knocked around in his last start.

Bridwell was drafted by the Orioles in ninth round of the 2010 Draft. The Halos acquired Bridwell from the O’s on April 17 for cash. Although he’s had an up and down professional career, mainly due to walks impeding an otherwise dominant power arm, Bridwell became a top prospect for the Halos.

Despite not being hyped, perhaps some tutelage under Charles Nagy will help Bridwell to find the form he’s been looking for.

Nolan Fontana was sent down to make room.