Christopher Paul Resop...wife's name is Kara...has two children, Colton and Kenna...is a 2001 graduate of Barron Collier (Naples, FL) High School, where he lettered in baseball and football...was honored as a Class 4A All-State outfielder during his senior season...also played quarterback on the football
team...had his high school uniform #4 retired Feb. 13, 2012.2012Spent the entire season with Pittsburgh, posting a 1-4 record, one save and a 3.91 ERA in 61 relief appearances...had career-highs in innings pitched (73.2), hits (81) and runs (35) and matched his high
in saves and losses...tied for seventh among National League relievers in innings...allowed a .276
opponents batting average, including .237 (27-for-114) against left-handed hitters compared to .302 (54-
for-179) against right-handers...surrendered four of his six home runs to lefties...held the opposition
to a .226 average with runners in scoring position, including .146 with RISP and two outs...has a .226
(67-for-297) career opponents batting average with RISP...allowed 10 of 27 (37.0%) inherited runners
to score...first batters faced were 21-for-55 (.382) with four walks (.417 on-base percentage)...also allowed a .618 slugging percentage to first batters, which was second highest in the NL (Roenicke, COL
.638)...had the third highest batting average and fourth highest on-base percentage...had a 3.35 ERA in
32 appearances before the All-Star Break...then posted a 4.70 ERA in 29 games after the break...logged
a 2.70 ERA and .205 opponents batting average in 16 appearances during the day compared to a 4.36
ERA and .300 opponents average in 45 night games...compiled a 6.30 ERA in six interleague appearances...went 0-for-3 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt in five plate appearances.2011Spent first full season in the Majors with Pittsburgh and established
career highs in games and innings pitched...Ranked ninth among N.L. relief pitchers in
innings pitched and tied for eighth in strikeouts...Had a 2.57 ERA (35.0ip/10er) in 38 games
on the road and a 6.23 ERA (34.2ip/24er) in 38 games at PNC Park...Tossed career-high
3.0 scoreless innings in 14-inning Bucco win on 4/8 vs. Colorado...Retired the one batter he
faced on 4/18 at Cincinnati and picked up the win - his first since 9/9/06...Was scored upon
just once in his 12 games in April (14.1ip/2er - 1.26 ERA)...Pitched 9.0 innings of no-hit ball
over nine outings from 4/8-29...Was scored upon five times in his first seven appearances
in May, giving up nine runs in 7.0ip and raising ERA from 1.26 to 4.64...Suffered first blown
save and first loss on 5/6 vs. Houston...Gave up just one hit and no runs in eight games from
5/20 to 6/8 (7.1ip)...Was scored upon in back-to-back games on 6/9 and 6/12 (0.2ip/3er)
before making 11 straight scoreless outings from 6/14 thru 7/1 (8.1ip)...Gave up one run in
1.0ip while picking up his first Major League save in Pittsburgh's 7-5 win at Houston on 7/17...Posted a 3.00 ERA (12.0ip/4er) in 14 games
during the month of July, but a 10.32 ERA (11.1ip/13er) in 13 games in August...Tossed 2.0 scoreless frames and won his fifth decision
on 9/3 at Chicago...Closed out the season by being scored upon just once in his last nine appearances (8.2ip/1er)...Went 1-for-6 in save
opportunities and allowed 18 of his 56 inherited runners to score.2010Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with Atlanta and was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett to begin the
season...Was charged with two earned runs or less in all but two of his 15 starts...Allowed one run in 3.2 innings in first start and suffered
the loss on 4/9 vs. Charlotte...Whiffed a season-high 10 batters while tossing 6.0
scoreless innings in a no-decision on 4/14 vs. Durham...Lowered ERA to 0.61 after working
5.0 scoreless innings in his next start on 4/19 at Norfolk...Earned first win of the season
on 4/24 at Durham...Finished the month of April ranked third among International League
pitchers with a 1.40 ERA (Norfolk's Jake Arrieta led the way with a 1.16 ERA followed by
Louisville's Arnoldis Chapman with a 1.29 ERA); also paced the league with 32 strikeouts...
Went 4-0 with a 2.57 ERA (28.0ip/8er) over a five-start stretch from 4/24 to
5/15...Took home International League Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week of 5/10-
17...Tossed a one-hit shutout and faced the minimum 27 batters on 6/10 at Norfolk...Had
contract selected by Atlanta on 6/15...Allowed five runs on five hits in 2.0 innings of relief
that night vs. Tampa Bay...Was placed on the disabled list the next day with a left oblique
strain...Made a pair of rehab starts with Double-A Mississippi on 7/17 and 7/22...Made
first of two rehab starts with Gwinnett on 7/27 and tossed 5.0 scoreless innings while earning
his last win at the Triple-A level...Suffered the loss in final outing (3.2ip/4er) on 8/1 vs.
Toledo...Was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on 8/4...Pitched a scoreless frame in debut with Pirates on 8/5 vs. Colorado and was
scored upon just once in his first nine appearances thru 8/20...Was scored upon in back-to-back outings on 8/25 and 8/27 before making
eight straight scoreless appearances (7.2ip) thru 9/13...Gave up a run in 1.0ip on 9/16 at New York (NL)...Made two scoreless outings
to end the season...Went 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 23 combined games with Atlanta and Pittsburgh and whiffed 26 batters in 21.0ip...Held
opposing hitters to a .156 average (10-for-64) while pitching with the Pirates.2009Appeared in 12 games for the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League...Went hitless in one plate appearance...Was released from his contract with Hanshin on 10/19.2008In the 10th inning on 4/3 vs. PIT, Resop faced three batters before moving to LF for one hitter and
then returned to the mound to finish the inning...According to Elias, he was the first pitcher to pitch, leave the
position and return to pitching in the same game since 7/15/93 with Jeff Nelson did it for SEA at BOS...The
last time it was done in the same inning was 6/13/90 , when CHC's Les Lancaster did it against NYM...Was
designated for assignment on 5/26 and reported to Triple-A Richmond for nine games...Was released on 7/24
and had his contract purchased by the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League...Appeared in eight
games as a pitcher for the Tigers and earned six plate appearances without recording a hit.2007Worked in four games for the Angels after his 7/3 recall. All four games came 7/3-8.
Placed on the disabled list on 7/13 (retroactive to 7/9) through the end of the season due to right triceps
Went a season-high 2.0 IP on 7/4 at TEX, allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake 7/3 and made debut that night at TEX working a scoreless 8th inning.
With Salt Lake, registered a 1-3 record and 4.57 ERA (45.1 IP/23 ER) in 27 games.
Did not allow an earned run his last eight outings with Bees (14.1 IP).
Acquired by Angels from Florida, 11/20/06, in exchange for pitcher Kevin Gregg.2006Groomed as a late-inning reliever and sometime closer at Triple-A Albuquerque, Resop went 4-0 wit a 3.81 ERA and two saves in 40 appearances for the Isotopes. Recalled from the Minor Leagues on Sept. 1, the right-hander logged his first win on Sept. 9 at Philadelphia, tossing a scoreless 10th inning.2005Registered 15 relief appearances (17.0 IP) for the Marlins while splitting the 2005 season between Carolina (AA) and
Florida in just his second full season as a pitcher... posted a 2-0 record and 8.47 ERA with a .324 batting average against
for Florida... Selected from Carolina on June 28 and made his Major League debut the same day vs. Atlanta, allowing four runs on four hits in 0.2 innings of work... recorded three straight scoreless appearances in his next three outings, from July 5-10, allowing three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over 5.2 innings... Collected first career win on September 10 at Philadelphia, tossing a scoreless sixth inning (1 H, 1 SO)... Allowed runs in six of his 15 appearances... three times recorded three consecutive scoreless appearances (July 5-10, July
17-September 10, September 26-October 1)... tossed a season- and career-high 2.2 innings of relief on July 7 vs.
Milwaukee, allowing no runs on one hit and one walk with a career-best four strikeouts... finished the season with a win vs.
Atlanta on October 1, retiring all three batters he faced in the eighth inning... At Carolina, went 3-2 with 2.57 ERA and 24 saves... set career-highs in games (43), innings pitched (49.0) and saves (24)...
held opponents to a .242 (47x194) average and two home runs, recording 56 strikeouts in 49.0 innings pitched... led
Carolina in saves and finished second in Florida organization among saves leaders behind Chris Mobley (Greensboro - 34)... Named Best Reliever in Southern League by Baseball America... finished second in the Southern League in saves... selected
as Southern League All-Star (North) along with five other Mudcats players... did not appear in the July 13 game.2004Played all of season with Class A Greensboro, going 3-1 with 1.94 ERA and 13 saves in 41 games...first full season as pitcher...Held opponent hitters to .173 (26x150) and one home run, compiling 68 strikeouts in 41.2 innings...led club in saves...After beginning season 0-1 with 3.93 ERA and four saves in 19 games in April and May, went 3-0 with 0.39 ERA and nine saves in 22 games over final three months of season...recorded 39 strikeouts and and allowed just three BB in 23.1 innings in June, July and August...allowed just one ER in final 26 games (27.0 IP) of season...Recorded season-high three strikeouts in five games...retired all three batters faced with strikeouts on three occasions, May 29 vs. Charleston (SC), June 1 vs. Asheville and June 26 at Charleston (SC)...Finished 36 games for Bats...suffered only loss of season on May 8 at Savannah, allowing 2 runs (1 ER) on three hits in 0.1 innings.2003Began the season as an outfielder before converting to pitcher in July... appeared in 26 games as position player
between beginning of season and June 20... batted .191 (17x89) with one home run and eight RBI... hit lone home
run of professional career on June 8 in second game of doubleheader at Kannapolis... after second disabled list stint
of season, from July 7-23, pitched for first time as pro on July 23 vs. Lakewood, allowing one ER on one hit in 1.0 inning
of work... went 0-1 with 4.97 ERA (7 ER in 12.2 IP) as pitcher... recorded season-high four strikeouts in 2.0 innings on July
30 at Charleston (SC).2002Spent entire season with the rookie Gulf Coast League Marlins...Batted .264 with 11 RBI in 28
games...Recorded only stolen base of professional career, 8/10 at GCL Dodgers...Appeared in right field (14),
left field (5) and as designated hitter (8).2001Began professional career as outfielder for the Rookie GCL Marlins and Single-A Utica...Played in
26 games with Gulf Coast League Marlins and batted .116 (10-for-86) with five RBI...Played primarily in right
field (74), but also saw time in centerfield (1) and as designated hitter (11)...Promoted to Utica on 8/27 and
batted .333 (1-for-3) in two games.