Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy moving to Double A Bowie. Won’t be activated for a few days.
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) August 9, 2012
The Baltimore Orioles care not for your conservative development plans for their high-end prospects. No sooner did the O’s promote top positional prospect Manny Machado to the big leagues, they announced the promotion of Dylan Bundy to Double-A. In his first pro season, fresh out of high school.
Bundy put up silly numbers in low-A this season and continued dominating the high-A Carolina League. The numbers weren’t as eye-popping but a 3.07 FIP is still pretty darn good, especially for a pitcher learning to work without his favorite weapon. The Orioles asked Bundy to put his cutter on the shelf so he might continue developing his curve.
The Orioles don’t have much to loose by moving Bundy up to Double-A to close out the season. His innings remain tightly managed and he now has a chance to show what he can do at the best league for prospects. Some Orioles fans might dream of seeing him with the big club down stretch and…well would you bet against the O’s doing it at this point? They don’t seem too interested in concerning themselves with what amateur prospect mavens think. Honestly: who knows what they might try next?