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  • fish head 27 fish head 27 Feb 6, 2013 6:29 PM Flag

    Dylan Bundy

    Always like to have a sleeper pick no one expects to even be in the majors, is anyone knowledgeable about this Bundy kids status? I know he has a huge k ratio but my worry is will Baltimore bring him up in the pen or right to the rotation?

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    • Im aware of his rank I was curious of his status to start the year!

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      • He is going to start the year in the minors. If he does well, it looks like the earliest he will be called up is June. So that's 2 - 2.5 months of having someone on your team that provides no value, and that's the best case scenario. If he struggles, and that's a real possibility as he's only 20, it can take longer. I would say unless Yahoo adds a N/A roster spot that you should probably not draft him. I think it's very likely he will go undrafted in a huge percentage of leagues, and then you can just keep a close eye on him from there. If you start to hear rumors around late May that he's doing very well, you can pick him up then.

      • 2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
        Bundy should start the season as the top prospect on most boards after a season in which he made it all the way to the Orioles as a 19-year-old. Working on a 125-inning limit for the season, Bundy rifled off 30 scoreless innings to start the year at Low-A before advancing to Double-A in time to make a few appearances. The Orioles emptied the bullpen in marathon extra-inning games down the stretch and promoted Bundy, who made two September appearances. He throws three different fastballs, a curveball and a changeup. During his September callup, his fastball averaged 94 mph, his changeup registered at 86 mph, but he did not throw much in the way of the curveball. Look for Bundy to start the season in Double-A, while a late-season promotion is possible if he continues to breeze through the minors. Rotowire