The Baltimore Orioles are in the middle of a remarkable season and they have already shocked all of baseball by calling up one of their top prospects, shortstop Manny Machado. Now they’re ready to do it again.
The team’s top prospect, 19-year-old Dylan Bundy, is reportedly headed to the big leagues. After Baltimore played an 18-inning game in Seattle on Tuesday, Bundy is being called up to help the team’s pitching staff.
Bundy was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft behind college pitchers Gerrit Cole, Danny Hultzen and Trevor Bauer. That made him the top high school player taken, and with good reason. During his senior season the Oklahoma prep star posted a 0.25 ERA and 158 strikeouts in just 71 innings. He was virtually every publication’s High School Player of the Year.
He made his professional debut in April of this year and in 30 innings with Single-A Delmarva he had an ERA of 0.00 with 40 strikeouts in 30 innings. Opposing hitters went just 5-for-94 against him. It...