(NEW YORK) — Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy is considered by most scouts one of the best minor prospects in all of baseball. As it turns out, Dylan is no longer just a prospect as the team has announced they have decided to call him up to the big leagues.
The 19-year-old was the fourth pick in the MLB Amateur Draft by the Orioles. Baseball America ranked him as the 10th best prospect in all of baseball prior to the 2012 season.
Bundy dominated at nearly every level he pitched in during his time in the minors. He rose quickly through the team’s minor league system, proving his hype was not unwarranted. In 23 minor league starts, Bundy went 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA with 119 strikeouts in 103.2 innings pitched.
The Orioles had previously stated that they would not call Bundy up, but the team unexpectedly finds itself in the thick of the playoff race.
Despite Bundy’s success as a starting pitcher in the minors, the team is expected to use him out of the bullpen.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN