The Orioles, as most expected, nabbed Oklahoma righty Dylan Bundy with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft.
Dylan, regarded as the best high school pitching prospect in this year’s class, was picked despite rumors that the O’s would go with Archie Bradley even if both he and Bundy were available at #4.
The 6’1″, 205 pound, right-hander shot up draft boards when his fastball velocity jumped into the upper 90’s, while touching triple digits multiple times.
Bundy went 11-0 with a .20 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 71 innings for Owasso HS (OK).
If he signs, Dylan will join his brother, Bobby, as the second member of the Bundy family to become part of the Orioles’ farm system.
Don’s Thoughts: With Bundy, this is not the risk you normally expect out of a high school player. I have never seen a work ethic as strong as his from an early age. He is a legit four pitch pitcher and they simply never grow on trees. He owns great control, great command and a feel for pitching is off the charts. He should start out in Frederick from the day he signs and could be in major league spring training by 2013. I will stand by my thoughts that his growth is off the charts. I love the makeup, the bulldog mentality, and simply think this young man is a future staple in the Orioles rotation.