The Orioles have agreed to terms with fourth overall pick Dylan Bundy, according to Jeff Zrebiec. An 18-year-old recent high school graduate, Bundy had been under scholarship to attend The University of Texas.
According to a source, Bundy will receive a $4 million bonus with $6.225 million in guaranteed money on a big league deal.
As a senior at Owasso High School, Bundy went 11-0 with a 0.20 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 71 innings. His stellar performance earned him Baseball America’s High School Player of the Year award.
Bundy, 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.
He has already taken his physical and likely will report to the O’s minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.
Bundy works with a fastball, curveball, changeup, and cutter, all of which are above-average pitches. He’s athletic and has typical power-pitcher traits along with smooth mechanics. You can read our full scouting report here.
Dylan’s older brother Bobby, an 8th round selection in 2008, is currently pitching with the Bowie Baysox.