ofahn wrote:I don't think anyone is questioning that Dylan Bundy is a legitimate prospect, but that's what he is - a prospect that has never thrown a professional pitch. You would have to be very optimistic to see him becoming a difference maker in Baltimore any time before 2014. The fact that he's one of the two best prospects in our system and the other guy, Machado, should arrive around the same time means this team will not have much support coming from the farm for a while.
I understand what a prospect is. I couldn't tell who I was responding to in my last post, but the poster said Bundy "can't be judged a top prospect" until he proves himself. I was disagreeing with that poster's sentiment that he cannot be a top prospect yet. I think Bundy has shown enough to warrant top prospect status and I challenge anyone to find a reputable scout or prospect expert saying he isn't. Even those tempering expectations because he is young and hasn't pitched professionally would still put him in the elite prospect category.