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Orioles option top prospect Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie

Mar 16, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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It’s official: Dylan Bundy will open the 2013 season in the minors.

The Orioles announced this morning that Bundy was optioned to Double-A Bowie. Widely regarded as the best pitching prospect in the game, the 20-year-old right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) in eight innings this spring to go along with five strikeouts and six walks.

Bundy made two appearances with the Orioles last September, but today’s cut doesn’t come as a big surprise. However, if all goes well, he could be up to the majors for good later this year.

Bundy, the fourth overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, breezed through his first year of pro ball last year by posting a 2.08 ERA and 119/28 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3 innings between Class A Delmarva, High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie. Baseball America ranked him as the No. 2 prospect on their Top 100 list last month behind the Rangers’ Jurickson Profar.

  1. historiophiliac - Mar 16, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Bundy!

  2. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 16, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Can’t wait to see what this kid can do when he hits the bigs. When level-headed people who evaluate a lot of prospects start throwing around terms like “generational talent”, you know it’s going to be exciting.

  3. jiminthebay - Mar 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    but did you see sarah palin at CPAC? she has to be in the best shape of her life… somebody had to say it…

    • abaird2012 - Mar 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      True, but how does this relate to Dylan Bundy?

    • genericcommenter - Mar 16, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      So, she doesn’t look like Skeletor anymore? Or is THAT what you consider BSOHL?

  4. 410baltimore - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Kevin Gausman remains in Sarasota with the big league team. Gausman has arguably been more impressive than Bundy.

    Good luck, AL East.

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