Angels Trade Kevin Gregg for Chris Resop

MLB.com reports that the Angels traded reliever Kevin Gregg to the Florida Marlins for Triple-A reliever Chris Resop.

The same article reports that the Angels added minor league catcher Bobby Wilson to the 40-man roster. One observer comments that this places three graduates of Seminole (FL) High School on the roster — Wilson, reliever Greg Jones and first baseman Casey Kotchman.

I’m flying back home to California tomorrow, so I’ll be out of touch. Check AngelsBaseball.com for any news updates.

UPDATE 9:15 AM PST November 22, 2006 — More on Chris Resop … Baseball
America
ranked him the Marlins’ #23 prospect in their 2006 Prospect Handbook. Resop
was converted during the 2003 season from the outfield; a 4th round pick in the June 2001 draft out of
high school, he was a flop at the plate (.196/.245/.277 AVG/OBP/SLG in 271 AB) so the Marlins moved
him to the mound in July 2003.

At High-A Greensboro in 2004 at age 21, Resop a 1.94 ERA in 41 relief appearances, with a 68:7 SO:BB
ratio in 41.2 IP. In 2005 at Double-A Carolina, he had a 2.57 ERA in 49.0 IP with a 56:16 SO:BB ratio. The
Marlins promoted him to the majors for 15 games in 2005, posting a horrid 8.47 ERA in just 17.0 IP.

This year, Resop split time between high-altitude Triple-A Albuquerque and the Marlins. For the
parent club, he posted a 3.38 ERA in 21.2 IP with a 10:16 SO:BB ratio and .310 opponents’ AVG.

Obviously, Resop is a work in progress.

According to the Baseball America 2006 Prospect Handbook published last spring:

With a fastball that sits at 92-95 mph and tops out at 97, Resop will get very opportunity to
make the front end of a revamped Marlins bullpen in 2006. He has the makings of a plus curveball
but hasn’t used it enough … Being more aggressive and throwing more strikes, which weren’t
problems in the minors, would be a step in the right direction.

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