docjj wrote:My in-laws were at the game and said most pitches were around 90 MPH. They saw one posted at 93 MPH. This is definitely down from his high school senior year, when most pitches were 93-94 and occasionally got up to 97-99 MPH. The gun wasn't a "slow" gun because Gausman came in and was dialing up 95-96.
In the post game interview, Bundy seemed a bit perplexed by it, "I need to figure out what it was I was doing in high school and get back to doing that..."..
It is obviously early to sound the alarm- maybe he's going through the "dead arm" period of spring ball. Maybe there's a mechanical issue. I won't mention the worst case scenario. But this will need to be followed closely going forward. 95-97 MPH is extremely different than 90 MPH. Ask Matusz.
What do you base that on?
I wouldn't be too worried about this until we hear that they're sending him for a medical evaluation.
Old Sneakers wrote:I agree, which is why I was against him being called up last year as well as the possibility this year. Let him learn how to pitch so he's not just another guy that is making trips to and from Norfolk. We really need him to become a solid #1 guy. I see no need to rush him to do spot duty in the majors.
thezeroes wrote:Bundy falls into a different category than does Gausman and others. He was signed to a MLB contract and placed on the Forty Man roster. He already use an option year in 2012 and will use his second option year in 2013. It will be a shorter road to the majors because we can not wait the usual 4/5 years of development of a high school player without having him out of options in 2015.
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