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Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy finally gave up a hit

May 1, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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It took until his fifth professional start, but Orioles prospect and 2011 first-round pick Dylan Bundy finally gave up a hit.

Prior to yesterday low Single-A hitters were 0-for-39 against Bundy. That ended when he gave up a single to lead off the game, but then Bundy erased him on a double play and went on to throw four scoreless innings without allowing another hit.

That means through five starts hitters are 1-for-50 with two walks and 25 strikeouts versus Bundy, who has a 0.00 ERA in 17 innings at age 19.

Selected fourth overall in last year’s draft out of an Oklahoma high school, Bundy signed for a $6.25 million bonus and now has a strong argument for being the best prospect in the minors following call-ups for Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.

  1. AlohaMrHand - May 1, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Kid will look great in a Yankee uniform

    • mgv38 - May 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

      When he’s 35, of course.

      • heyblueyoustink - May 1, 2012 at 12:36 PM

        Or right before he tears something in his shoulder.

  2. phukyouk - May 1, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    he gave up a hit? hes garbage… they need to trade high!

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - May 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      Cut him. You don’t need guys like that clogging up space in your farm system… giving up hits and whatnot. Who does he think he is, Bryan Bullington or something? (#laughingatthathurts)

  3. drewsylvania - May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Promote the guy a level.

    • rockthered1286 - May 1, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      Bundy will have 3 final starts in low single A, 5 IP per start. He’ll be moving up after that to high single. I don’t see him getting any higher than AA this year for the sake of bringing him in slowly. I don’t need another Matusz on my hands here.

      First start for O’s in August 2013. Calling it.

      • randomdigits - May 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM

        I think no later then June 1st. No reason to keep him down once they get the 7th year of team control.

      • DJ MC - May 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        Except for the part where Matusz’s 2011 had absolutely nothing to do with his path through the minors, you’re probably right.

      • rockthered1286 - May 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM

        Physically? Not one bit. Mentally? There’s an argument to be had. He got drilled in ST last year and he can’t seem to shake the stigma that comes with getting shelled night in, night out. Can’t say he’s turned it back around after this last start, but I can only hope that truly is the case and he’s getting back into the groove of things.

  4. illegalblues - May 1, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Gaaahhhhhh! I cannot wait to see this kid pitch. That draft class from last year is looking really amazing so far.

  5. btwicey - May 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Total beast

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