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Bringing up Bundy

  • David Whitlock

The Orioles pulled the trigger on a potentially impactful post-season move by calling up the 19-year-old phenom Dylan Bundy. Electric stuff who projects to be a #1 rotation guy will provide a new weapon for Buck Showalter down the stretch and potentially in the playoffs (although not on the roster by the playoff deadline to be added, there are legal exemptions that can get him on the roster).

Bundy is the #1 prospect in the minors by most scouting services, comes up from the AA Bowie Baysox, his third stop this year. Features a four-seamer, two-seamer, Bugs Bunny curve (check out the punch out in the video below) and an adolescent change up that he’s just starting to learn. And did I mention he’s 19?

This may or may not have a huge impact on the pennant race and playoffs, he’s probably only going to get a few outings (one probably sooner than later after last night’s 18 inning marathon). But he “could” be an Adam Wainwright or David Price where as a late-season call up, he’s a difference in those critical middle innings when games are decided between the starter and closer. Stay tuned, as if Baltimore wasn’t playing exciting enough with these barnburners, now they got a flame thrower weapon.

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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