Entering the 2008 MLB Draft, Bobby Bundy was though of as first round talent. However, he suffered a knee injury during his senior year of high school and, as a result, saw diminished velocity which pushed him down draft boards. After he slipped to the 8th round, the Orioles scooped him up and still gave him a $600,000 bonus, which is equivalent to second round money.
Bundy has a good build to go with his power pitcher arsenal. He’s already filled out, but will add strength as he continues to mature. The Orioles see him as a guy who can rack up 200+ innings per season with no problems.
He throws a 75-79 mph curveball that is above-average now and has potential to become a plus pitch. Bundy’s changeup sits in the 82-85 mph range and still needs work, but it’s coming along nicely. His control is above-average but he needs to command his pitches within the zone better.
After his breakout season with the Shorebirds, Bundy is set to open 2011 with the Frederick Keys. He projects as a #3/#4 starter, with some potential to become a #2, although some feel his stuff is better suited for the bullpen.
Note: His brother, Dylan Bundy, has hit 100 mph with his fastball and is a top 10, 2011 MLB draft prospect.