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Birth Date11-15-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 0 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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2012 BAL MLB 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 108 5.4 5.4 0.0 0.0 0% .200 1.20 4.84 0.00 59 1.96 44.8 0.1
2016 BAL MLB 36 14 109.7 10 6 0 109 42 104 18 112 8.9 3.4 1.5 8.5 37% .299 1.38 4.65 4.02 112 5.58 123.5 -0.4
2017 BAL MLB 28 28 169.7 13 9 0 152 51 152 26 106 8.1 2.7 1.4 8.1 33% .273 1.20 4.37 4.24 109 4.93 105.0 1.2
2018 BAL MLB 31 31 171.7 8 16 0 188 54 184 41 106 9.9 2.8 2.1 9.6 35% .316 1.41 5.20 5.45 109 5.34 119.2 -0.1
2019 BAL MLB 30 30 161.7 7 14 0 161 58 162 29 105 9.0 3.2 1.6 9.0 42% .297 1.35 4.76 4.79 99 4.88 100.1 1.6

Statistics for All Levels

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2012 BAL MLB AL 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 108 5.4 5.4 0.0 0.0 0% .200 1.20 4.84 0.00 59 1.96 44.8
2012 DEL A SAL 8 8 30.0 1 0 0 5 2 40 0 101 1.5 0.6 0.0 12.0 0% .091 0.23 1.31 0.00 48 1.45 30.2
2012 FRD A+ CAR 12 12 57.0 6 3 0 48 18 66 5 97 7.6 2.8 0.8 10.4 0% .312 1.16 3.21 2.84 84 3.67 76.3
2012 BOW AA EAS 3 3 16.7 2 0 0 14 8 13 1 94 7.6 4.3 0.5 7.0 0% .265 1.32 3.85 3.24 111 4.54 94.5
2014 ABE A- NYP 3 3 15.0 0 1 0 10 3 22 0 102 6.0 1.8 0.0 13.2 0% .323 0.87 1.10 0.60 64 2.54 53.7
2014 FRD A+ CAR 6 6 26.3 1 2 0 28 13 15 0 100 9.6 4.4 0.0 5.1 0% .318 1.56 3.96 4.78 110 4.90 103.8
2015 BOW AA EAS 8 8 22.0 0 3 0 21 5 25 0 91 8.6 2.0 0.0 10.2 0% .356 1.18 1.81 3.68 66 3.48 76.4
2015 PER Wnt AFL 2 2 2.0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .286 1.00 2.58 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2016 BAL MLB AL 36 14 109.7 10 6 0 109 42 104 18 112 8.9 3.4 1.5 8.5 37% .299 1.38 4.65 4.02 112 5.58 123.5
2017 BAL MLB AL 28 28 169.7 13 9 0 152 51 152 26 106 8.1 2.7 1.4 8.1 33% .273 1.20 4.37 4.24 109 4.93 105.0
2018 BAL MLB AL 31 31 171.7 8 16 0 188 54 184 41 106 9.9 2.8 2.1 9.6 35% .316 1.41 5.20 5.45 109 5.34 119.2
2019 BAL MLB AL 30 30 161.7 7 14 0 161 58 162 29 105 9.0 3.2 1.6 9.0 42% .297 1.35 4.76 4.79 99 4.88 100.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 29 0.4483 0.4828 0.7143 0.8462 0.1875 0.6364 1.0000 0.2857
2016 1843 0.5111 0.4986 0.7541 0.6837 0.3052 0.8106 0.6218 0.2459
2017 2751 0.4773 0.4864 0.7466 0.6474 0.3394 0.8376 0.5881 0.2534
2018 2840 0.5176 0.5004 0.7305 0.6476 0.3423 0.8298 0.5288 0.2695
2019 2777 0.4811 0.4887 0.7178 0.6415 0.3470 0.8355 0.5160 0.2822

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-06 2014-09-01 Minors 26 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2014-04-04 2014-07-03 Minors 90 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Had PRP Injection 2013-06-27
2013-04-01 2013-09-05 Minors 157 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Had PRP Injection 2013-06-27 -
2013-03-04 2013-03-06 Camp 2 0 - Groin Strain - -


Year Team Salary
2020 ANA $
2019 BAL $2,800,000
2018 BAL $1,640,000
2017 BAL $1,640,000
2016 BAL $1,800,000
2015 BAL $
2014 BAL $1,245,000
2013 BAL $1,245,000
2012 BAL $1,245,000
2011 BAL $1,245,000
7 yrPrevious$10,060,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$12,860,000
8 yrTotal$12,860,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 26 dBBI Sports Group2020

  • 1 year/$2.8M (2019). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Baltimore 12/4/19.
  • 1 year/$1.64M (2018). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/17.
  • 5 years/$6.225M (2011-15). Signed Major League contract with Baltimore 8/16/11. $4M signing bonus. 16:$1.8M.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2011 (1-14) (Owasso HS, Okla.).

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2019-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not really a prospect question, but all I hear everywhere is the Angels should sign Gerrit Cole. But why NOTHING on Anthony Rendon? I’m not sure Zack Cozart will ever be healthy or good again. I’m not convinced Tommy La Stella is a 30-homer All-Star suddenly at age 30. Both are gone in 2021. As is Andrelton Simmons. Leaving an infield of David Fletcher and...uh...yeah. There isn’t help coming soon from the farm. I can squint and see a solid top-3 of a rotation in Ohtani,Heaney, and Canning despite the risk with Sandoval being a decent back end guy. I can’t see the infield being even passable beyond 2020. Why not try to get Rendon + a lesser pitcher for the same price as Cole? Then deal prospects for a Dylan Bundy or Caleb Smith high-upside type that shouldn’t cost a ton.
(Matt from Boston)
Sure. I mean they should probably sign both, but I think broadly speaking the upgrade from Peters/Barria/Suarez group to Cole is just going to be more significant than Rendon over some league average IF options. (Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Chat)
2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)I ruthlessly cut Dylan Bundy months ago as soon as our dynasty league rolled over without making him publicly available or anything. I had him since we started the league. Ever since, numerous other owners have come forward saying they would have gladly traded real assets for him. He's now the speculative #1 overall pick in our upcoming free agent draft. Console me, please.
(Andy from PA)
I think in one of my recent chats we had a bunch of Dylan Bundy fantasy questions. The only consolation I can offer is he probably won't stay healthy, because it is still Dylan Bundy. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-12-04 21:00:00 (link to chat)I've been getting a lot of offers on Dylan Bundy in my dynasty league. Give me some advice on how I can send these crazies off. He's untouchable
(Zamzow from Sunset Grill)
Have you considered marking their emails as spam? I will defer to our fantasy team on Bundy's long-term desirability, and naturally encourage you to get a subscription level that allows you to invoke the bat signal and ask this very question. (Jonathan Judge)
2018-12-12 17:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Dylan Bundy (who I see you're high on) who are some of your other mid 20 year old breakout pitching candidates?
(Zamzow from Sunset Grill)
I like Joe Musgrove and Sean Newcomb is a big breakout guy for me if the command improves. (Mike Gianella)
2018-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of FV would you give Lucas Giolito and Dylan Bundy today? If you had to put them on a present day top 100, where would they be, or would they not make it?
(Wayne from Chestershire)
FV kind of breaks down when we have actual major league performance and projections to look at, but I'd have Bundy as a fringe 4th going forward, so like a 45/50 and Giolito, I mean mavaaaaaaan. Let him sort it out in relief I guess, 4/middle reliever. Neither of those are really top 101 grades. Also, they are pitchers, man. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better player to roster in a dynasty league: Dylan Bundy or Edwin Jackson? For the sake of context, let's just say that my team sucks.
(Henry Owens from AZ)
An Edwin Jackson fantasy baseball question in 2018, god bless. I think Bundy is more likely to have and keep a guaranteed spot as long as he is healthy (yeah yeah) I'd take him as an upside play (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I dropped Dylan Bundy in my pitching heavy dynasty league instead of shopping him around. Did I make a mistake?
(Andy from Tender Regions)
Apparently? (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more upside in a dynasty points league Dylan Bundy or Mike Clevinger?
(chuckbrown87 from Alabama)
Clevenger (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)I know he’s been injured, but was Hunter Harvey considered? Did you get any looks at him? What does his stuff look like?
(Tom from College Park)
It looks like Hunter Harvey always looks in his Brigadoonesque appearances. Jarrett has postulated the Orioles are a good spot for him given what they got out of Dylan Bundy, but he needs to have Dylan Bundy's 2017 innings count first. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Last year, ex prospects Smoak, Morrison, and Alonso delivered....who might be 3 ex prospects who can deliver on their top 50 pedigree this year?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Dylan Bundy's second half points at upside, and his poor ERA wasn't even due to gopheritis but an oddly low strand rate. Gregory Polanco hasn't quite lived up to his prospect hype, but if you chalk up most of his 2017 struggles to his injuries, he may reach 20/20 with a healthy hamstring. Taijuan Walker had flashes of brilliance last year, but his walk rate jumped. If he is more consistent, and with the humidor, he could provide great value. (Kevin Jebens)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Talk about Dylan Bundy...5 straight quality starts but velo down and just 23k in 32.2ip...selling now before the injury ball drops again?
(Jojo from Sd )
I'm not selling. I'm not sure we can reliably trust the data in regards to velocity (link to Rob's article:, and while most of those adjustments have seen higher velos, some are lower (Cubs, for example). I also think Bundy's cutter/slider/whatever you wanna call it is the real deal. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-01-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds youngsters Dylan Bundy and Kendall Graveman become staff aces this season? Both had solid seasons last season and showed promise for more.
(JM from CT)
PECOTA week is coming! (Harry Pavlidis)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank in terms of trade value: Marcus Stroman, Dylan Bundy, Carlos Martinez, Steve Matz
(Westbrook from Toronto)
Martinez, Stroman, Matz (a small gorge), Bundy. Could see a case for flipping 2/3, depending on how you want to weight health risks. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the strength of a team's talent 25 & under would better reflect the strength of an organization than just their farm talent? Or am I misinterpreting the meaning of org rankings?
(Brady from LA Tech)
This is a reasonable question. We should definitely discuss it next time you are on the podcast. The Orioles look a lot better if you given them credit for Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy. Ditto the Red Sox and Betts/Bogaerts. I don't know if age 25 is more or less arbitrary a cut off point than rookie eligibility, but like with a lot of this kind of lists, you have to draw a line somewhere. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What team is the worst at developing pitchers? The Indians system has a lot of hype, but the pitchers they have taken in the top 90 since 2002 have combined for only 3.2 WAR in an Indians uniform (excluding the 6.1 WAR they got from trading Pomeranz/White for Ubaldo). The list is depressing: Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Solcum, Adam Miller, Jeremy Sowers, Justin Hoyman, Scott Lewis, David Huff, Steven Wright (traded for Lars Anderson), Trey Haley, Alex White, Drew Pomeranz, Dillon Howard, Mitch Brown, Dace Kime...are you as depressed as I am yet? No? How about the fact only Sowers and Huff had at least 1 career WAR for the Indians, making them probably the 2nd or 3rd best in a group of 14 picks.
(Truganini from CO)
I wouldn't say there are specific teams that you know are bad at developing pitchers but there are some concerns. Seeems like Baltimore has had some recent bad luck with Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey, and Kevin Gausman just to name a few. Obviously Colorado has had its own troubles with Tyler Anderson, Tyler Matzek, Mike Nikorak (at least right now), Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich, and Peter Tago. -SG (Live Draft Chat)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Dylan Bundy and what are the Orioles' plans for him.
(GoTribe06 from Lynchburg)
I have a hard time maintaining any confidence in his potential as a starter at this point. That's an awful lot of exploded arm syndrome for one young career. Have to believe they start seriously considering an outright shit to the 'pen if and when he's ever cleared to throw again off a mound for more than a week's time. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-10-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does 2016 look like for Dylan Bundy. He's out of options. Do the Orioles use him in the pen to build up innings in 2016, with a return to the rotation in 2017 (assuming he stays healthy)?
(GoTribe06 from Lynchburg)
Maybe the Cubs have found their next 1 or 2 starter!

Is that too mean, that might be too mean. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-11-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)What is the current trade value for Dylan Bundy? Upside is still there but injuries and now the exhaustion of all option years makes him a unique asset. If the O's don't think he is quite ready could you see a non-contender (which the O's might be, but anyway) paying anything significant to acquire him?
(Dan Weigel from PA)
Man, that's a tough question. Off the top of my head I can't think of any easy comps for Bundy right now... maybe Trevor Bauer when the Diamondbacks sold him for pennies on the dollar. I'm a big believer in Bundy, and he's looked good in the AFL. I don't love the idea of him being pushed to the bullpen, but he can't go back to AAA so the O's hands are tied.

Expect him to get the Gausman treatment, with starts coming around April/May. If he does well enough he'll either get flipped at the deadline, or be in the rotation for good. (Jeff Long)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Too early to write off Dylan Bundy? Certainly a discouraging situation at the least.
(Jerry from MD)
It's too early to write him off as a potential contributor. It might not be too early to write him off as what we thought he was going to be, which is one of the best pitchers in baseball. I've never been more impressed with a prep pitcher than I was with Bundy. It makes me sad. Baseball is a stupid, stupid sport. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Dylan Bundy, do the o's make him a reliever and do those of us that own him run away and sell like the house is on fire?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
They're going to try to keep pushing him out there as a starter until it's beyond obvious that he can't be. The health is the big question (duh) and I'm sure they'd even live with an 170-180 inning guy since the stuff can play. You can sell him if someone is still convinced he's a viable #2, but as is often the case, selling at this point (injured, everyone else thinking what you're thinking) is a sell low proposition. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy... Buy,sell, hold... Run like hell? In a dynasty league
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Cry silently. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)If (big if) you KNEW Dylan Bundy would have absolutely no ill effects from the tendinitis in his shoulder, where would you guys (or you in particular) rank him on that mid-season list?
(guest from NY)
Very big if. Probably in the top six; definitely below Seager and Giolito, but after that the stuff is just too good to have him outside of that range. Alas, we do not know, so we couldn't accurately rank him. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any updated on the MRI Arthagram on Dylan Bundy?
(brad from NJ)
No update so far as I know. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Time to give up on Dylan Bundy?
(seddrah from Seattle)
I don't think you ever give up on a guy with his potential until he gives up. But, sadly, his medical issues make it very hard to have much hope for it coming to fruition. (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Does Dylan Bundy still have #1 upside? The kid glove treatment by the O's seems excessive at this point.
(seddrah from Seattle)
That's extreme upside and a role that's really only determined by production rather than projection. I think he has top of the rotation potential still, however. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is there another MiLB ace-in-waiting, beyond Giolito?
(Ron from Texarkana)
Julio Urias if he shows the endurance and Dylan Bundy if he can ever stay healthy. That's pretty much it; ace is such a tough thing to project. Some other "aces" will certainly emerge from the minors, but trying to figure it out based on the numbers/scouting is a guessing game. (Mike Gianella)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Nick, Are there any pitchers in the minors who project to be true #1 starters?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Hi, sure there are. Lucas Giolito and Dylan Bundy are easy choices and I'd also include Julio Urias from the Dodgers system, though some people might disagree with me there. (Nick Shlain)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your tweets on Dylan Bundy were encouraging. How close is he to being back to normal?
(nick from work)
I was really happy with the Bundy results. He looked much stronger and much more comfortable. The velocity was easier and I still think there is more left once he builds his arm strength. I think we will see him in the big leagues next year but wouldn't shock me if it is this year. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy or Masahiro Tanaka, pick one for the next 5 years for fantasy owners.
(kylanje from Florida)
I want to say Tanaka for the upfront value you're getting this year, as Bundy's 2015 is a "maybe" and he'd likely be less impact than Tanaka this initial year. Beyond that, Bundy will probably exceed Tanaka in Years 4-5, so pick the one who fits your window. I'll go with Tanaka overall. (Andrew Koo)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy's numbers in his limited innings last year didn't look encouraging. How is his stuff coming back from surgery and has his ceiling decreased?
(Morrsco from Atlanta)
Tucker Blair had this report on Bundy during the season:

Reports from later in the season were pretty in line as well and universal that the stuff is not quite at previous levels, but in the process of coming back and got better as he logged more time last year. We don't know if it will fully return, but based on what we know about the player's work ethic and makeup its likely this offseason is going to be productive for him. We had his OFP at a High 7 and in line with the previous overall assessment. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)What can we hope to see from Dylan Bundy this year. I cant wait to see him explode on the scene and I'm not confident in the current rotation being able to hold him back
(James from MD)
It was apparent in both our looks and ones passed on from contacts that Bundy's stuff was still showing the affects of surgery. However, the theme from when he returned to the mound to the end of he season was that the stuff was showing signs of returning. Given what we know about the player in terms of makeup and work ethic, the assumption is that the off-season is going to be big for him in terms of continuing to push things post surgery. My feel is that while we should prepare for the fact that things may not 100% return, there's a good chance it does as the confidence in the arm returns. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Julio Urias still seems to be climbing the prospect rankings but everyone always notes that he doesn't have much projection left. What's that mean and why not pop a precocious 18-year old in the rotation to avoid 'wasting' his bullets in the minors if he already is what he is?
(Brad from Colorado)
Urias is a challenge for me. I agree that there's not a lot of projection left. Without that projection, and with just some polishing steps left, that suggests whatever role you project for him is a role he could essentially fill in the big leagues right this minute. I don't see a top of the rotation arm when I superimpose him on big league lineups, but I do see a really good #3 and possibly a #2; that's a helluva player. With someone like Urias, I typically end up the low man on the totem pole, just like I have been with Dylan Bundy in the past. This is one area of my own known bias that I continually evaluate and Urias -- if he dominates and shoves his way to the front of the rotation -- may be the guy that really convinces me to start coming off this stance. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dylan Bundy still a top tier pitching prospect?
(John from Chicago)
Absolutely. I would not write him off. If he gains a slight uptick in velo, he's still a potential #2. Even if he doesn't, still probably a #3 starter. High floor as well. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a league where you can keep players forever - how high up do you have Dylan Bundy?
(Dan from Dalton, MA)
Somewhere between Pikes Peak and Knobby Crest (Craig Goldstein)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Which minor league players are most likely to start in the American League in 2015 that are either flying under the radar or have not been brought up. Thanks!
(Cinco bros from AZ)
For players who haven't come up yet, how about Rusney Castillo, Francisco Lindor, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Miguel Sano and Kyle Zimmer. For guys who are just under the radar, let's go with Nick Franklin, Mike Foltynewicz, Dylan Bundy, Drew Pomeranz, Daniel Norris and Oswaldo Arcia. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is 2015 too aggressive to expect Dylan Bundy to be in the O's rotation?
(nottes from work)
No, he can certainly make that happen, but I do think he needs to be sitting in the mid-90s for it to happen. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 12 team keeper league. each team gets to keep 7 players for next season. who do you think i should keep from this list: George Springer, Bryce Harper, Chris Sale, Justin Upton, Byron Buxton, Addison Russell, Taijuan Walker, Lucas Giolito, Francisco Lindor, Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausmann, Carlos Correa, Miguel Sano, Zach Wheeler. Thanks.
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
Harper, Sale, Upton, Walker, Gausman, Wheeler and Springer. 12 team leagues, you keep guys who are contributing. Having this many prospects in this shallow a league is bananas. Drop a bunch. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you consider Dylan Bundy to still be an elite pitching prospect and value him that way for dynasty fantasy purposes?
(Macho Man from Parts Unknown)
He's kind of cordoned off at this point. I want to be patient and give him time to fully recover from a serious injury/surgery. I would say that I'm willing to value him that way if he can get back to full health. I'm not 100% certain that he will though. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)One waiver transaction left in a keep-forever, 16-keeper league and looking to acquire one more SP/SP prospect: Lucas Giolito, Archie Bradley, Dylan Bundy, or deGrom.
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
Giolito (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you talk to me about Dylan Bundy and make me feel better about the situation?
(Brett from Baltimore)
What are you worried about? A few bad starts on the way back from TJ? Step off the ledge, my friend. It's far too early for that. Remember, just because he got a taste of the majors before he got hurt, he wasn't all that close to being major league ready. He had just 12 High-A starts and 3 Double-A starts under his belt before he got hurt. He still needed a full season in the minors, or at least a half of one. He never got it, and now he's getting it while still working his way back to full strength.

The road back from TJ is a long one and his struggles right now are nothing to worry about. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Dylan Bundy's post-surgregy progress so far? Do you think his velocity will rise a little from the current 91-93?
(Nick from work)
Bundy is now 13 months out from his TJS, and pitchers can be very different with respect to their rehab progression, in terms of both time and how much of their previous ability they can rediscover. The fact that he is on a pro mound and throwing is the most important sign, and I would exercise patience with his progress this season. If Bundy is still throwing 91-93 next April, then there will be greater concern about his ultimate ceiling. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)How much of a problem would it be if Dylan Bundy's post-surgery velocity only settles into the 91-94 range?
(nottes from work)
Not really a problem for me. He has a nice command profile, and the cutter, if they let him throw it, is wipeout. Outstanding competitor, big time secondaries. Plenty of really successful big leaguers average around 92 on the fastball. Not a deterrent for me in the least. I really like Bundy. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)I shouldn't be worried about Dylan Bundy's struggles in high A ball a year off his Tj surgery, right?
(nottes from MD)
I'm surprised that the prospect guys seem pretty sanguine about him. We ran an Eyewitness Account on him this week (it's still on the site's main page, so I'm not going to bother getting you the link right now) and it was bullish--even though velo is down a lot from pre-surgery. They seem to think he'll keep building his arm strength, and if that happens then everything's good. His pitchability remains excellent, his secondaries are mature, he's got all the physical characteristics that made him an outstanding prospect. I'd be worried as heck about that velo thing, but I worry about eeevvverything.

And, yeah, we expect too much from the first year back from TJ anyway. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy has been 90-94 since coming back from Tommy John. Is his velocity where you would expect it to be for a pitcher just over 12 months post-op?
(Frank from MD)
I have no problem with what I'm hearing coming out of his first starts back. While it is generally assumed that velo comes back first with all pitchers recovering from TJ surgery, there's not hard and fast rules in the process. For Bundy, the recovery process may be slightly different. At this point, I'm not worried and frankly, I won't be worried about his velocity even if it settles into the 92-94 range, given the rest of his arsenal. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dylan Bundy in Baltimore's plans this year? Starting or in the pen?
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
I could see it, but only with continued sparkling performance and in the high minors instead of low minors. They could definitely use him in the rotation as they still lack high impact starters (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your personal top 5 prospects, based on potential production in 2015-17?
(Graham from Richmond, VA)
Great question. It's really difficult to question what Kris Bryant could bring to the table next year. He's been mashing and has overwhelmed the opposition. I'd probably go Baez, Bryant, Buxton, Correa, and Syndergaard. It's a very flexible list, obviously. I'm also not sure we should be ignoring what Archie Bradley and Dylan Bundy are capable of, though. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the true recovery timetable on Dylan Bundy? And do you see any other SPs getting an All-Star Break call up and making an impact fantasy-wise (Noah Syndergaard, Tyler Skaggs, Jameson Taillon, etc.)?
(pmitchell60 from NOLA)
Is there a possibility that Bundy gets some big league innings, probably in a relief role this season? Sure. There's no reason to rush it, really. All depends on how he feels. It's more important that he's healthy in 2015 and beyond. Could make the case that he's the best pitching prospect in the minors. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy had a pretty nice comeback game yesterday. Do you expect to see him in Baltimore at all this year?
(nottes from MD)
Wouldn't shock me at all, especially if they are in the race. If not, they may not feel the need to push it. He's a hard working kid, though, so it's not surprising that he got himself back into shape quickly. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy rejoins the ML O's when?
(John from CT)
He might see some bullpen action this year, but really, what's the rush? Just let him progress naturally. I love, love, love Bundy, and have no doubts that he's going to return to form. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are MLB teams going to be more hesitant to draft college pitchers? Seemingly the extra polish isn't worth the innings on the arm/ not devolping in your system, especially with players peaking earlier. It seems like dealing with an injured Dylan Bundy is better than dealing with an injuried Danny Hulzten,who will be 26 before he is pitching again.
(Gila Monster from Boston)
There are different school of thought on that, as it could be said that college pitchers have shown more of an ability to survive the gauntlet (the college assumes the injury risk rather than the team), and it is easier to get information on their pitch counts in college than it is in high school. It really boils down to the organization's player development, but I can certainly get behind the idea that teams will want to get these young arms in their system sooner rather than later. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty: my Ian Kennedy + Javier Baez for his Jordan Zimmermann + Dylan Bundy. He has pitching excess, I need SP, he could use a 3B next season with Miggy moving to 1B. Fair?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I'd do that so hard. I prefer hitting prospects to pitching ones, but this is just too good to pass (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Earl Weaver and the ORIOLE WAY are rolling over...
(John from CT)
The Oriole Way has been dead for a while now. That's not to say it can't be revived, Frankenstein-like, to zombie-walk its way through the AL East yet again. If it was stirring though, the injury to Dylan Bundy probably pushed it back in the deep freeze. You don't hear much about how teams have specific 'ways' anymore, though. Maybe still with the Yankees, though that's mostly a product of Derek Jeter being there. I bet next season we won't hear that anymore. (Matthew Kory)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Julio Urias is often pegged as not having much projection left. Why is that? Sure, he's odd in that he's young playing full season ball, but how many 17 year olds haven't been able to get between 'high school' and the big leagues? I feel like the prospect evaluators are being short-sighted or lazy with that label. Thoughts?
(brentdaily from boulder)
Most of the questions about projection with Urias center on his physical projection. There's not much room for change in the body, unless it goes in the wrong direction (which wouldn't be good for anyone). Without that physical projection, it is difficult to project an uptick in the raw stuff. His secondary pitches already show impressive polish for his age, and when that happens, you have to legitimately question where the big step forward is going to come from.

I liken this back to Dylan Bundy when he was first hitting pro ball; I had questions about where the big step forward was going to come from, and while everyone seemed to be screaming future ace, I was left wondering if we weren't looking at more of a 2/3 type. The same holds true in many respects with Urias; the arsenal, body and command are so advanced for his age, how much can we really project him to improve up on those traits. When that's the case, you have to be careful about getting carried away with the future role.

In the end, I don't think it is getting carried away to say Urias has a #2 ceiling and a likely role in the middle of an MLB rotation. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects are at the top end of the scale when it comes to locating their pitches?
(Gary from Irvine, CA)
The guys that came up the most during our off-season Top Tools ( discussion were Kyle Hendriks, Dylan Bundy, Ty Blach, Justin Nicolino, Rafael Montero, Marucs Stroman, and Noah Syndergaard. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you still typing one-handed when you think of Dylan Bundy, or have you clicked to another video? Or, in non-porn terms, are you still as high on him as ever?
(Johnny Utah from 50 Year Storm)
Based on reports from last season and this spring, my hands are busy thinking about Bundy's organizational teammate Hunter Harvey. Get ready for this monster. Its coming. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Let's assume that Dylan Bundy's recovery goes perfectly. What do the Orioles do with him this year? How many starts does he get?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Zero starts, and he ends up as a very strong reliever in the second half, possibly closing games unless Tommy Hunter can perfect a high-wire act against lefties. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy, 200 words or less...
(John from New York)
Has the chance to be a very, very good starter with elite stuff and a deep arsenal. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)should i trade Tim Lincecum for Dylan Bundy in h2h dynasty? we start 5 sps (i have kershaw, strasburg, teheran, wheeler, harvey, estrada, gallardo and ross - also no waiver wire) Is Bundy going to recover and regain momentum?
(Grey from NY)
Yes. How often are you going to start Lincecum with those alternatives? Bank on the upside. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I keep hearing about pitchers (in minors) whose organizations aren't letting them throw a particular pitch (e.g., Dylan Bundy not being allowed to throw a cutter). I assume the rationale is to force a broader repertoire, but what is your impression of this practice?
(andygamer from boston)
It depends on the ball club, but often the reasoning is centered around fastball command. Pitchers can reap huge success in HS, college, and the minors with a dominant breaking pitch, but they will crumble in the majors without fastball command. So teams limit the use of the breakers in the name of development, thus keeping pitchers from falling into bad habits while also being forced to iron out their mechanics in order to command the heat. This is why we have to be careful with minor-league stats for pitchers.

On the jukebox: Rage Against the Machine, "Guerilla Radio" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)The first guy that charges mound to fight Dylan Bundy. That will be entertaining. Thinking Tyson/Spinks.
(Rodney from work)
Brett Lawrie already has it marked on his calendar. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Ben, I'll start you off with a curveball: Let's say every draft eligible prospect from 2010 to 2014 was eligible for this year's draft. Just based on pre-draft scouting reports and without the benefit of hindsight, how would the first 10 picks of the draft unfold?
(baseballjunkie from cali, where it's already Spring)
This is an amazingly difficult question to answer, and also quite fun. It's probably better suited for an article than for a fantasy chat answer, but since I was able to access this question ahead of time, here's what I came up with after about 30 min of research. I'll note that since I'm not familiar enough with 2014 prospects yet, I've restricted your search to 2010-2013 draftees. I'll go with:

1. Bryce Harper 2. Manny Machado 3. Gerrit Cole 4. Dylan Bundy 5. Anthony Rendon 6. Jameson Taillon 7. Bubba Starling
8. Byron Buxton 9. Carlos Correa 10. Archie Bradley

Toughest omissions for me were Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, Kris Bryant and Mark Appel. If Luc Giolito had been healthy for his senior year, he'd probably have made it on this list. Obviously that's not how we'd rank them now, and it's funny that guys like Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and Javier Baez are left in the dust. Bubba Starling sticks out like a sore thumb, and Buxton was underrated. This exercise also reinforces how loaded the 2011 draft was. Last year's pales in comparison. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Been offered the #1 pick in our dynasty draft (I'd take Kris Bryant) for Matt Adams and Dylan Bundy. Would I be giving too much? I have 3 other 1b, including Goldschmidt.
(SJLedet from Alex, La)
If you've got the pitching to be able to afford to trade Bundy, then go for it. I don't see Adams as a huge fantasy asset. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)who would be the top 5 prospects for fantasy in 2015(opening of my competition window), excluding Abreu and Tanaka? Why has Dylan Bundy been forgotten? It's not like his timetable is any further out than a guy like Buxton, or Giolito, or even Bradley if Diamondbacks decide to take it slow.
(Rayn S. from Louisiana )
He hasn't really been forgotten, but you don't get to stay at the top when you miss an entire season. He's 21 with 17 IP at Double-A. There's time, his timeline should be behind those others. Looking for guys who likely won't graduate: Buxton, Bryant, Correa, Stephenson, and J.Gray (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)20-team dynasty league. Two of the top three teams about to make a trade: Team A is younger, but lacks enough impact pitching to win a title. Team B is creeping up there in age and injury. Assuming both offenses are stacked and the pitching for both is above average or better, Team A sends Giancarlo Stanton, Matt Cain, and 1-1 pick (aka Byron Buxton) for Team B's Hunter Pence, Yu Darvish, 1-3 pick, and Dylan Bundy... fair trade?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Yeah, that's fair. I prefer Team B's side, but it's fair. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Per the mid-season Top 50, the top 10 Starting Pitching propects in baseball (that are still prospect eligible) were: Archie Bradley, Kevin Gausman, Taijuan Walker, Jameson Taillon, Dylan Bundy, Mark Appel, Robert Stephenson, Carlos Martinez, Noah Syndergaard, and Aaron Sanchez. What would an updated list look like? I assume Jonathan Gray would be somewhere in the middle of the pack, no?
(Jonah from Redwood)
I think there are some slight differences that you'd see here. Globally speaking, I think everyone recognizes that Noah Syndergaard has vaulted himself higher up a list of this nature. Speaking personally, I have always been on the lower end with my Dylan Bundy projections and I would push him down the list some. Gray would be in the mix toward the back of this pack for me, and that's not a slight against him, I just don't believe he is quite on par with some of the other names in this group. (Mark Anderson)
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Odds of Dylan Bundy regaining his potential #1 starter status?
(John from CT)
Pretty solid. There are no certainties when it comes to going under the knife, but if Bundy returns with his stuff intact then he could quickly make the climb back to fulfilling his elite potential.

On the jukebox: Long Beach Dub All-Stars, "Rosarito" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Many talk about the Mariners lack of ability to develop their hitting prospects but couldn't you say the same about the Orioles on the pitching side? Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, Zach Britton along with the struggles of Kevin Gausman (SSS I know) and the injury to Dylan Bundy. Should the O's be mentioned in the same breath in regards to their lack of development skills on the mound?
(Roger Dorn from San Mateo)
I don't know if I'm ready to say that the O's do not know how to develop pitching just yet. However, I will admit a lot of their pitching prospects have had different prospect paths than I would have predicted. . (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I own a fairly veteran powerhouse in deep dynasty league. My CF (Granderson) has been a let down this season, and his backup (Aoki) has been solid but unspectacular. CF is my biggest need right now, and one team (out of contention) has both A. Jones and McCutchen. He's got great young pillars in Machado, Fernandez, and Teheran, but much of his roster is much older. He is essentially unable to compete, halfway stuck between a rebuild and a playoff run. By the time His young guys are perennial AS, his older guys will be retiring. I offered Dylan Bundy and Archie Bradley for one of his CF. I figure it gives him a great young core to build his rotation around (his desire). His counter: CF for Granderson, Darvish, and Bradley. This guy has a history of lowballing everyone, and asking for ridiculous returns for his mediocre players. Any chance I can make this guy see the light, or should I move on?
(Dr. Mike from Milwaukee)
You can try with another counter, but if that's what he thinks is legit, then just move on. (Paul Sporer)
2013-07-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)How worried should fans of Dylan Bundy be? Is this just a bump in the road, or are there long term concerns that could impact his development?
(Jerry from Baltimore)
Not everyone returns to full function, but the progress made on the TJS front provides plenty of reason for optimism. He was applauded for perfect mechanics in high school, but I saw a few issues that could be addressed - I'm not saying that these predicted his injury by any means, because he had a very strong delivery overall, but some were fooled by his statuesque finish after release point rather than looking at what was going on during the high-energy phases of his delivery. He had excellent power grades - torque and momentum - but merely average balance and posture, so he has a great baseline but with room for improvement.

On the jukebox: Drist, "The Scalpel" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)A healthy Dylan Bundy ranks ____ on the mid-season top 50.
(Josh from Newark)
A healthy Dylan Bundy would probably be in the majors. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-27 13:15:00 (link to chat)Odds that Dylan Bundy makes a full recovery?
(John from CT)
85-90 percent is the probability I usually hear cited for TJ today. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)20-team dynasty. In a vaccuum: Dylan Bundy, Anthony Rendon, and top 3 pick (rd 1) in prospect draft for Matt Cain and bottom 3 pick in prospecf draft (rd 1)?
(Dr. Mike from Milwaukee)
I think Matt Cain will eventually bounce back, but would still prefer the Bundy/Rendon/top 3 side of that deal. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I just made a few big trades in my 20-team dynasty. I'm sitting at 11th with the shot at the playoffs with my newly improved roster. As a result of my trades, I'm a bit light on pitching. I could stream 2 SP each day for the last 2 spots in my rotation (if need be), or I could shop Dylan Bundy for an active starter. Where do you draw the line in the sand for a dynasty worthy SP starter being worth giving up Bundy's potential for (no salaries attached)?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Even with his slow or rather non-start to 2013, I'd still ask a pretty high return. Maybe find someone whose 2013 chances aren't too sharp and focus on them. Don't let a prospect, even a potential stud one, keep you from a title. So if he can secure your 2013 team for a run, I say make a move. But get a strong return (like a real ace and maybe a little something else like a bench bat if they happen to covet Bundy) (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were to tell a minor league prospect nut that there is one guy he has to see right now, who would it be? Buxton? What he's doing is ridiculous!
(James from Morgantown)
He'd be in my top 5. I'd still love to see Billy Hamilton in person even if the projections on him as a major leaguer have been tempered a little bit. Oscar Tavares, Miguel Sano and maybe Dylan Bundy would be the others. (Zachary Levine)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you nervous that Dylan Bundy will have lunch with Dr. James Andrews?
(Asking For a Friend from Chicago)
Baseball should be nervous. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)At this point, would you rather have Archie Bradley or Dylan Bundy? How worried are you about Bundy's forearm tightness? Thanks!
(DS from LA)
I don't know enough about Bundy's exact situation with the forearm/elbow to know how concerned I should be. I'm not sure if really anybody knows at this point. I'd still take Bundy for now. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Seems to be a lot of non-specific news reagrding Dylan Bundy's injury. Think he's headed for surgery?
(John from CT)
I'll be honest with you: I have no idea. I hope not. But I have no idea. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Wainwright counts. Any prospects you think could be true #1s or other vets that have that potential?
(nubber from tx)
A few others: Darvish, Matt Moore, Gerrit Cole, Dylan Bundy. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rank long term- Jose Fernandez, Dylan Bundy, Matt Moore?
(Nick from Topeka)
Moore, Bundy, Fernandez. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zach Britton: temporary setback, or permanent bummer? Also, will the O's trade some of that pitching depth?
(Pluto from (WI))
I assume we're talking about the one bad start, so I'd certainly say temporary setback. But I'm not convinced there was all that much there to begin with, so it's not like it's a setback from All-Star.

Also, it's going to be tough to trade the pitching depth because so rarely have they all be at relative peaks at the same time. Maybe when Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy arrive then you start making trades by necessity because you start having guys out of options, but it's hard to trade a Tillman when he's peaking when you don't trust a lot of the other guys yet. (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league trade, my lineup: Arencibia, Frazier(1b), Espinosa(2b), Miggy(3b), Rutledge(SS), Cuddyer(OF), Melky(OF), Marte(OF), De Aza(OF), Moustakas(DH), Samardzija(SP), Lester(SP), Morrow(SP), Volquez(SP), Bauer(SP). I am looking to acquire a #1SP and this trade has been proposed to me: Felix Hernandez, Wil Myers and Billy Hamilton. Should I stand pat??? I also have Profar, Olt, Taveras and Zunino along with Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Chris Archer and Kyle Zimmer waiting on the bench. Pull the trigger....I an torn.
(MerleDixon from Fantasy prison)
So you give those two for Felix? It's completely fair and fits your desires for a #1. Try to give one of the SP prospects instead of Hamilton, but if s/he says no, then I'd do the proposed deal. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Enjoying SP Guide--great material. 5x5 ten team dynasty: 15 keeper and 10 minors. Spent couple years prospecting: who are the gold nuggets and who are the fool's gold? Jose Fernandez, Jameson Taillon, Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Kyle Zimmer, Max Fried, Lucas Giolito. Thank you
(nictaclacta from phoenix)
You've got lots of potential gold. If I **knew** who was fool's gold out of that, I'd have a much different job. I can tell you who I love from that group and it's Fernandez. I've always been a Taillon guy. Very excited to see full seasons out of Gausman and Zimmer. Btw, no mention of Bundy isn't because of any dislike, but rather bc he speaks for himself. He looks like a future star. (Paul Sporer)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Dylan Bundy getting a lot of buzz about his potential. In your opinion, is there more risk involved with Bundy achieving his ceiling because he chose not to pitch in college or is he the type of talent whose arm development you don't worry about because he is ready to get major league hitters out now?
(sogcomando from Coalition forces in Afghanistan)
I don't think Bundy's (or any pitchers) ability to achieve their ceiling is tied to their decision to attend college or not. By turning pro these players are subjected to some of the best coaching and developmental professionals the sport has to offer. That's a huge benefit.

Bundy is an exceptional talent, and one that would be a premium prospect whether he went to college or straight to the pros. From his personal perspective, given how quickly he's been able to move through the minor leagues, I'd say he made the right choice. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)It seems that Dylan Bundy is the consensus best pitching prospect, with good reason. How do Bundy and Strasburg compare when they both were prospects in the minors? Thanks
(Seth from Maryland)
Hey, Seth. This is a question that you'll probably want to pose to one of our prospect guys, but one obvious difference between them is that Strasburg pitched collegiately for San Diego State, while Bundy came straight out of high school. That Bundy is already so highly regarded is a testament to his polish compared to most prep arms; many called Strasburg a once-in-a-generation talent, but 18-year-olds with Bundy's stuff and feel don't come around very often, either. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Happy New Year! In trying to access Diamond Scape Scouting, I'm running into a lot of 404 error pages. FYI. Anyway can you give the OFP grades you gave to Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Taijuan Walker, and Jose Fernandez? Thanks!
(AJ from Phoenix)
Hi AJ! Yes, DSS was taken off line when I decided to take the scouting services to private clients. The plan is still to bring it back online with a portion of the draft stuff available to readers (though Baseball Prospectus will really be where the writing is done). Here are the OFP rankings assigned to these players by DSS -- as a word of warning, this will help you see how I comparatively viewed the players at draft time, but the scale shouldn't really be projected against what Jason and the prospect team has doing with the Prospect Lists:
Strasburg - 64/67
Cole - 62/63
Gausman - 59/62
Bundy - 58/62
Taillon - 57/61
Fernandez - 55/57
Walker - 52/56 (Nick Faleris)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Dylan Bundy have any growth left in terms of his body and pitch velocity. It seems like he's such a fitness freak that in a strange way he has already peaked physically.
(BrooksyBoy from Bmore)
I think Bundy is essentially maxed out physically. If he's not, I'm afraid for what he might unleash on the world.

You're right; his selling points are 1) current stuff, 2) refinement of implementation (how he delivers that stuff, including execution, placement, and sequencing), and 3) a top shelf work ethic. He's a guy; so long as he and the organization stay on the same page working towards making Bundy the best pitcher he can be, he'll be a big part of Baltimore's future. (Nick Faleris)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the next wave of prospects that are going to be MLB all-stars and upper-echelon players? Trevor Bauer? Billy Hamilton? Wil Myers?
(Steve G. from Athens, OH)
As you know, there is no such thing as a can't miss prospect, but all three are in that conversation (though Hamilton will be a bit more valuable in fantasy than real life). You can add to the list Dylan Bundy, Jurickson Profar, Manny Machado, and Gerrit Cole, among others. Keep an eye on Jason Parks and his prospect teams' Top 10 lists and their eventual Top 100 list. (Derek Carty)
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zach Britton: what's his upside, and how soon can he reach it? Am I wrong in thinking that he could be a top-30 starter by 2014?
(Father Pete from San Francisco)
I agree with you on Britton breaking out in the near future, Father Pete, but I see him as more of a number-two/three starter than a possible ace. For the Orioles, who have Dylan Bundy surging through the pipeline, that's perfectly adequate. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)With all the breakout seasons from several rookies this year, what rookies do you see potential big seasons from next year?
(Rockford from Treeline)
You mentioned Shelby Miller and Wily Peralta earlier. Among pitchers, I think we'll see a much better showing from Tyler Skaggs and Casey Kelly in the National League, and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing Dylan Bundy in the AL. At the plate, I'll go with Jurickson Profar, Wil Myers, and perhaps toward the end of the year, a cameo from Billy Hamilton. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Really impressed with the new hires on the prospect side. Some of them I've read before and liked their stuff, the others I'm excited to do so. What are realistic expectations for Dylan Bundy next year? This year it seems like it will depend on how much they let him pitch.
(ncsuwa4 from Hillsborough, NC)
The staff is legit. I can'r wait until they unleash their fury on the site. It's going to be incredible.

Bundy: I think he has a very good chance to win a rotation spot out of camp, and I expect him to do well. The highest level is the highest level for a reason, so he will struggle at times and will be forced to adjust to survive. He will. He's going to be very good and it wont take long for the league to realize that. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league fantasy player here, if you wanted a pitcher who is currently in the minors to build you rotation around who would you take?
(MBErickson from KC)
Dylan Bundy is probably the popular answer here, but the name that jumps to mind immediately is Taijuan Walker. He has world-class stuff and a great pitcher's park. If you're looking for someone closer to the majors, Shelby Miller might be the guy. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)In your eyes, which teams took the best strides towards future success in 2012? Can any make a surprise run at a division or wild card spot in 2013?
(Steve from New York, NY)
The Orioles are the obvious answer in the AL, and even if they don't make it this year, they should hang around in 2013, with Manny Machado benefitting from the experience and Dylan Bundy topping the rotation. Zach Britton's health and effectiveness will be a big factor.

In the NL, I'm probably a year too soon with this, but don't sleep on the Padres. They've shown flashes over the past few weeks, and there's a lot of talent both on the major-league team and coming up through the pipeline, not to mention Cory Luebke and Tim Stauffer, who should help the rotation. It's an increasingly competitive division, but a couple of breakout seasons could pave the way for a second-place finish and a shot at one of the wild-card spots. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)2 minor league pitchers have ace potential right? Dylan Bundy and Jose Fernandez...
(Bill from florida )
Bundy and Cole, and possibly Walker are my top three. Not sure about them developing into aces, but they have profiles that could put them in a good position to reach a high ceiling. You aren't an ace until you are an ace. Minor league aces don't exist. Those arms have monster ceilings, but you have to reach those ceilings and then prove it season after season to be an ace. Very rare. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Taijuan Walker made your top 10 prospects in the minors list a few weeks ago, as did Dylan Bundy and Gerrit Cole. Where do hurlers Jose Fernandez, Archie Bradley, and Matt Barnes factor in to your pitching prospect rankings?
(Francois from Toronto)
I would have Fernandez, Bradley, and Barnes in my top 25. Those are legit arms. I really, really like them. Barnes is the big sleeper there, He doesn't have the same extreme ceiling, but he can bring it and he's going to sneak up on people and develop into a quality major league starter. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What pitching prospect yet to pitch in the Big Show do you think has the highest ceiling? My 2 cents goes to Taijuan Walker.
(Dexter from Miami)
Gosh, I don't know that any answer that isn't Dylan Bundy is fair. I can see arguments for rather having Walker than Bundy, but if it's just ceiling? (Sam Miller)
2012-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the unexpected promotion off Machado, do we see any more promotions in the near future?
(Bet on Petey from Plead the 5th)
I think we'll see a few more. For instance, Danny Knobler of CBS tweeted earlier about Dylan Bundy possibly coming up in September. (R.J. Anderson)

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