If you think the Baltimore Orioles wouldn’t call up top prospect Dylan Bundy to help with their playoff push, you’re kidding yourself. They rushed Manny Machado to the big leagues to get some pop at the bottom of the order and a consistent glove at third base and they’ll do the same with Bundy if they think he can help bolster their bullpen down the stretch.
The Birds 19-year-old flame thrower wouldn’t be used as a starter, but would likely get the 2008-David Price treatment, appearing in the bullpen for the Orioles last month of the season.
Bundy was asked about the rumors of his potential call up by reporters in Bowie on Sunday and he said all the right things. “Of course, you hear it, but I don’t pay attention to it,” Bundy said according to MASNSports.com’s Steve Melewski.
“Not any pressure at all, it’s just the same game, he said. “Little bit better hitters. Someone told me the other day, it’s the same distance between the rubber and home plate no matter where you are. Just little bit bigger stands, little bit better hitters in the box. More media, but it’s all the same.”
His role could be a very important one for the Orioles who look for their first postseason berth since 1997. Bundy could provide relief for a bullpen that has been one of the best, but also one of the most used in all of baseball.