Dylan Bundy Scouting Report

Dylan Bundy Scouting Report

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Dylan Bundy Scouting Report

The case of Dylan Bundy was one of the most followed in the world of MLB prospects because of the tremendous hype behind him. The Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year as a senior in High School, Bundy posted a 0.25 ERA and was snatched up by the Orioles with the 4th overall pick in the 2011 amateur players draft, Bundy reDylan Bundy Scouting Reportached the majors a year later in 2012, but an elbow injury that led to Tommy John surgery prevented him from pitching at all in 2013 and the first half of 2014. A 3.27 combined era in 2014 between low and advanced A shows the Bundy that the Orioles hope to see may still be there, but also that he still needs to make steady improvements.

 

An Ace In the Making
Scouts tend to rave about Bundy; he has ahs a great athletic frame, his mechanics are sound, and he is consistent with his delivery. But what really makes Bundy hyped is his pitch arsenal, a full repertoire that gives scouts so much excitement. Bundy was known earlier in his career for the fastball cutter combo; a potent weapon used by the likes of legends such as Mariano Rivera. While the cutter hasn’t been the same since his surgery, Bundy shows outstanding command with his fastball, and the cutter is expected to get back to i’s elite level. Add a plus curveball into the mix, and a changeup that could potentially reach the same level one day, and Bundy has Orioles fans and executives alike excited for that reason.

While this is all positive, it was noted the Bundy failed to throw as hard, and maintain as a good a strikeout to walk ratio as he had in the past in 2014 after his surgery. He was shut down after an injury unrelated to his elbow occurred in August, so it will really be a matter of looking towards 2015 to see if Bundy can return to his previously dominant form. It’s been noted that he is expected to be dominant even if his velocity doesn’t reach it’s previous heights, and the Orioles should expect big things from him alongside their other rookie Kevin Gausman in the near future.

Info:
Position: RHP
DOB: November 15, 1992
Bats: R, Throws: R
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 195

Rankings:
#4: MLB Top Prospect.com Right Handed Pitchers
#11: MLB Top Prospects.com list of Top 100 Prospects
#1: Baltimore Orioles prospect by MLB Top Prospect.com

Draft details:
Drafted by the Orioles in the 1st Round with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 out of Owasso High School in Oklahoma.

Scouting grades:
On the scouts scale of 20 to 80.
Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 65 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 | Overall: 65