The Baltimore Orioles, in the thick of a pennant chase and needing some fresh pitching help, called up 19-year old Dylan Bundy on Wednesday. Bundy, the fourth overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, finished the minor league season at AA Bowie of the Eastern League.
MLB.com has Bundy listed as its #2 on its Top Prospects list. The Orioles already called up Manny Machado on August 9th and he has been the regular third baseman as Baltimore has remained in the hunt for the AL east title or a wild card spot.
The Orioles used seven relievers in an 18-inning game on Tuesday and brought Bundy up to pitch out of the bullpen, if needed.
Bundy was drafted out of high school in 2011 and pitched in 23 minor league games this season, beginning with 8 games in the lo-A South Atlantic League where he went 1-0 and allowed 0 ER while opponents batted .053 against him.
In 12 starts at hi-A Frederick, Bundy went 6-3 with a 2.84 ERA and 18 BB/66 K over 57 IP. That earned a promotion to AA Bowie where he had 3 starts and went 2-0 with 8 BB/13 K over 16 2/3 IP.
Over three minor league stops, Bundy’s record stands at 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA and 28 BB against 119 K’s in 103 2/3 IP. Opponents batted .186 against him.