Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox

Everybody loves prospects. Cast your wishes upon the unproven teen ballplayer, they could develop into a superstar! That’s the way it works, right? Sadly, no.

Dylan Bundy blew through four levels of the minor leagues in his first professional season, miraculously reaching the big leagues at 19. Though he made just a few relief appearances, the sky was considered the limit for the young power pitcher from Oklahoma.

This season, Bundy featured prominently in the Orioles plans. He was to start the season at Double-A Bowie, until a few rough spring outings and some elbow discomfort put him on the sidelines. After rest, rehab, and a setback during his throwing program, Bundy had a date with Dr. James Andrews…

Welp. There you go. Better to get it now and let the year-long healing process begin. Tommy John is hardly a death sentence, though it isn’t a walk in the park, despite the advancements of modern medicine and long list of successful patients.

To cleanse the pallet of Dylan Bundy-related sadness, here are the full rosters for the upcoming Futures Game at Citi Field. The Futures Game is secretly the best part of All Star weekend, even if it is an uneven mix of low-A players and more polished AAA studs. Baseball America has a terrific breakdown of both the World and U.S. teams.

ARI – Archie Bradley, Matt Davidson
ATL – Joe Terdoslavich, Christian Bethancourt
BAL – Eduardo Rodriguez, Henry Urrutia
BOS – Anthony Ranaudo, Xander Bogaerts
CHC – Arismendy Alcantara, Jorge Soler
CIN – Billy Hamilton, Carlos Contreras
CLE – C.C. Lee, Francisco Lindor
COL – Eddie Butler
CWS – Josh Phegley, Andre Rienzo
DET – Jordan Lennerton
HOU – Delino DeShields, George Springer
KC – Miguel Almonte, Yordano Ventura
LAA – C.J. Cron
LAD – Joc Pederson
MIA – Christian Yelich
MIL – Jimmy Nelson
MIN – Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano
NYM -Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero
NYY- Rafael De Paula
OAK – Addison Russell, Michael Ynoa
PHI -Jesse Biddle, Maikel Franco
PIT – Dilson Herrera, Gregory Polanco
SD – Austin Hedges, Yeison Asencio
SEA – Brad Miller, Taijuan Walker
SF – Kyle Crick
STL – Oscar Taveras, Kolten Wong
TB – Taylor Guerrieri, Enny Romero
TEX – Joey Gallo, Jorge Alfaro
TOR – A.J. Jimenez
WAS – Taylor Jordan

Comments (5)

  1. Two years ago I said Bundy wouldn’t make it to the show without TJ surgery. I was so close!

  2. “A.J. Jimenez is more backup material than starter” KL

    Ouch.

    • KL also dropped that Aaron Sanchez might be the best pitching prospect left in the minors. So there is that.

  3. Don’t know which of the Twins prospects I’d be more excited about seeing, but wow – so glad they both got invites.

  4. Perhaps they shouldn’t have spent so much time dicking around with his cutter…

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