Several 2011 mock MLB drafts have the Orioles linked to right handed pitcher Dylan Bundy, a high schooler from Owasso High in Oklahoma. The young righty will certainly be drafted as a pitcher, but has seen great success in the field as well. He’s also a third baseman who’s hit 400 foot bombs from the left side of the plate his level.
ProspectWire.com’s Anub Sinha watched Bundy at the 2011 Terry Donley Blue Devil Classic in March and was impressed with his skills.
At 6’0”, 200 lbs, Bundy looks much more like a position player than a pitcher. He’s powerfully built, especially in his lower half, with sloped shoulders and good strength in his hands and forearms. His swing is a tad shorter and faster from the left side and he shows very good balance with his lower half. From both sides, Bundy’s bat-speed is close to big league average already and he has the extension to hit them over the fence to all fields.
We’ve also seen the O’s tied to right handed pitcher Sonny Gray. Bundy could be gone before the Orioles pick at fourth as some are predicting Pittsburgh will select him first.