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#10 Prospect - Bobby Bundy

#10 Prospect - Bobby Bundy

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » April 5th, 2011, 9:50 pm

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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.

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Re: #10 Prospect - Bobby Bundy

PostPost #2 by Don » April 6th, 2011, 11:23 am

I guess I am higher on him that others, but I have been high on him since he was dropping like a fly during the draft process. He is finally getting his body under control and you will start to see why he was ranked in the top 10 before the health issues in high school. This is a kid with enough plus pitches (or potential plus pitches) to become a solid mid-rotation starter. He has alot of traits similar to a younger John Lackey, but with better sink in his overall arsenal.

He could become a lights out setup man or closer, but with his build, his mental makeup, he can be a workhorse in the rotation. There are not many teams in baseball that could have a 200+ innings eater at the 3/4/5 slots in a rotation. Another solid season in high A and maybe AA, he could get a push to the 40 man roster and maybe a spring training invite. If that happens, anything is possible these days.
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Re: #10 Prospect - Bobby Bundy

PostPost #3 by Don » April 30th, 2011, 10:50 am

I am not patting myself across the back, but I thought years ago that this was the best pick in the 2008 draft for the Orioles. While Matusz was an excellent selection and mainstay top of the rotation, Bundy I thought had that ability prior to the leg injury. At one point in time, I thought he was the top high school right hander.

His showing this season should be giving the fans the "I can't wait to see him in Baltimore" chills. He can easily be a future fixture in the Orioles rotation. This is something fans should strongly be rooting for in the future. He has overcome a lot and the naysayers are seeing the very things I thought he would turn into as a professional. It took a few seasons, but heis turing himself into a top shelf prospect.
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Re: #10 Prospect - Bobby Bundy

PostPost #4 by Jordan Tuwiner » April 30th, 2011, 11:10 pm

Don wrote:His showing this season should be giving the fans the "I can't wait to see him in Baltimore" chills. He can easily be a future fixture in the Orioles rotation. This is something fans should strongly be rooting for in the future. He has overcome a lot and the naysayers are seeing the very things I thought he would turn into as a professional. It took a few seasons, but heis turing himself into a top shelf prospect.

100% agree here. His changeup is MUCH improved this season and has allowed him to step-up is performance big time.
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Re: #10 Prospect - Bobby Bundy

PostPost #5 by Shorebirdfan » May 1st, 2011, 10:09 am

And to thin a year from now he could be on a fast track to the bigs, and still not be the best O's prospect in his own family.
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Re: #10 Prospect - Bobby Bundy

PostPost #6 by 2131andBeyond » May 1st, 2011, 1:48 pm

Bundy has been quite good over at Frederick so far this year. His last outing (4/29) he went six innings, and allowed only one run on seven strikeouts and no walks. His GO/FO in the game was 2.67 as well.

Bundy now has a 2.37 ERA on the year in 19 IP, which includes a GO/FO ratio still over 2 (2.09). His 22:1 K:BB ratio is also spectacular to see.
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