Charles J. Bressoud
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.
C.J. Bressoud has been a minor league catcher and pitcher.
Bressoud was the Georgia State 5A Player of the Year as a senior. The Atlanta Braves took him in the 26th round of the 2003 amateur draft, one pick after Quintin Berry. The scout was Al Goetz. He was 9 for 47 with a home run, six walks, 14 strikeouts, four runs and a RBI for the 2004 GCL Braves, fielding .955 as the backup to Junior Guerra, who also would become a pitcher. Bressoud then went on to college, sitting out time to become eligible for college baseball and missing 2007 due to arm surgery. He hit .338 with 10 home runs in 2008 and was named All-Peach Belt Conference at catcher. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed him as a free agent.
He split the summer of 2008 between the Cedar Rapids Kernels (2 for 25, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI) and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (6 for 32, 3 R, 6 RBI, 6 BB) with more passed balls (7) than runs (4). He began 2009 as a catcher with Cedar Rapids (1 for 6, 4 K) and Rancho Cucamonga (2 for 2, R, RBI, PB) then became a pitcher with the Orem Owlz (2 R in 3 1/3 IP) and the AZL Angels (2-0, 1.42 in 17 G, 36 K, 15 BB in 25 1/3 IP). On August 14, he teamed with Jose Perez and John Blanco on a no-hitter of the AZL Athletics, pitching a perfect 9th to wrap it up. He was not as sharp with the 2010 Kernels (0-1, 10 H, 8 R, 6 BB, 10 K in 6 1/3 IP) to end his career.
Overall, Bressoud was 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA in 24 minor league games, with 47 strikeouts, 23 walks and 35 hits in 35 innings. He hit .179/.276/.214 with 9 runs and 10 RBI in 130 plate appearances. In 44 games as a catcher, he had fielded .957 with 10 passed balls and had thrown out 21% of attempted base-stealers.
- 2009 Angels Media Guide