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2011 first-rounder Dylan Bundy finally allows a baserunner

Apr 18, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

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Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy is up to nine hitless innings for low-A Delmarva, but he did walk a batter last night. It’s the only batter to reach against him so far this season.

Bundy, the fourth overall pick in last year’s draft, has been limited to three innings an outing by the Orioles thus far, hence the total of nine innings pitched to date. He’s struck out 15 of the 28 batters he’s faced.

The Orioles gave Bundy a major league contract out of high school, so he’s already on the 40-man roster. Still, they’re being exceptionally careful with him anyway. Possessing a high-90s fastball and a strong curve, he has as much upside as any pitcher in the minors. Still, while he might actually be capable of succeeding in the majors at the tender age of 19, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll pitch for Baltimore this season. It’ll be tougher for the Orioles to hold him back next year if he starts the year overmatching Double-A hitters.

  1. justinreds - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    All of this after scoring 4 touchdowns in one game at Polk High!

    • heyblueyoustink - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      Hmmmm. I suppose this Bundy actually could have Sam Kinnison for a guardian angel at this point.

  2. lapsncaps - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Bundy also logged a 102 MPH fastball during last nights game!

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Good, Baltimore needs pitching hope. A lot of it.

  4. xsherr - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    he gave up the baserunner because he overpowers low-a batters, and was working on a changeup. his changeup was clocked around 88. if he just threw his heater, he’d retire every batter faced easily. instead, he’s being smart and working on other pitches.

  5. steviep23 - Apr 18, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Bunny, britton give the O’s a bright future with Wieters behind the plate.

  6. vanquish0916 - Apr 18, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    There’s no way he starts next year in AA. Or at least, there’s no way he remains in A all year this year. Perhaps not the majors, but he’ll move up for sure

  7. baseballisboring - Apr 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    What is this three innings per start thing all about though…?

    • lapsncaps - Apr 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      They are working in this system where he goes 3 innings for 3 games, then 4 innings for 3 games…and so on. This way he is going deeper into games later in the season without having to be shut down after 130 innings (the number of innings they want him to pitch this year). He is probably getting one, maybe two more starts before going up to Frederick.

  8. btwicey - Apr 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    He will see high A by June, then AA this time next year with a sept call up in 2013.

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