Sunday in Hagerstown, Bundy pitched five scoreless innings for the Shorebirds and surrendered just one hit. He struck out four and earned his first win of the season. South Atlantic League batters are hitting .053 against the Orioles prospect.
So the burning question in Baltimore is: when does the organization move him up?
“Dylan has clearly forced the issue for a discussion about the next phase,” Orioles director of pitching development Rick Peterson told MASNSports.com’s Steve Melewski.
Sources say that the Orioles want Bundy to pitch three 5 inning outings at Low-A before moving him up. Yesterday was his second. It’s my belief Bundy’s next scheduled start, this weekend at home against Greensboro, will be his last in Low-A assuming everything goes as planned.
Many have pondered whether the Orioles would push Bundy right to Double-A Bowie, skipping Single-A Frederick, to give him a bigger challenge. Based on how cautious the Orioles have been with him thus far, I can’t imagine they would skip any steps in his development.