From BR Bullpen
James Douglas Boudreau
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.
- School Arizona State University
 Biographical Information
Boudreau was picked by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round of the 1982 amateur draft. He was assigned to the Quad Cities Cubs and went 4-0 with a save and a 2.18 ERA in 16 games. In 53 2/3 IP, he allowed only 11 walks and one home run. He had one of the lower ERAs for a Midwest League relief pitcher.
In 1983, Jim split time as a starting pitcher between the Salinas Spurs (7-12, 3.40 on a 57-83 team) and Midland Cubs (3-0, 3.32 in 3 games). Boudreau returned to Midland full-time in 1984 and had a 7-8, 4.33 record with 2 saves in 42 games. Showing his father's aptitude at the plate, he went 7 for 16 with a double, four walks, two strikeouts, two sacrifice hits, two runs and two RBI.
Boudreau began 1985 with the Winston-Salem Spirits and only went 0-3 with a 7.07 ERA despite over a strikeout per inning in his 12 appearances. He was then traded to the Baltimore Orioles. With the Charlotte O's, the southpaw rebounded, going 3-2 with four saves and a 2.10 ERA in 28 games. In 68 2/3 IP, he struck out 59, allowing only 47 hits and 20 walks.
Boudreau was a non-roster invitee to spring training in 1986 and a New York Times article  states that he was a candidate to make the Orioles' major league roster. However, it evidently did not work out for him.