Yaaaaay! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be doing this again!
Before I begin, here are the thirty-one articles I wrote last year during this series. For those unfamiliar with the premise of this, I examine the choices Baseball America makes for the top thirty-one prospects in the organization and give my take on them. This is one of my favorite things in the world because I love prospects.
Now let’s talk about Dylan Bundy, the Orioles’ top pick in the draft in 2011.
That video was taken on 2/22, so that’s about as up to date as you’ll get. Dylan’s throwing style is over the top, and his velocity is incredible. Apparently, Dylan’s been clocked in triple digits before, or so the rumors say. He’s also a quick learner – BA is already projecting him to be the Orioles’ staff ace by 2015. Yeah.
Dylan’s older brother, Bobby, is also in the Orioles organization (this morning someone on Twitter pointed out that their names put together are ‘Bob Dylan,’ which is kind of brilliant), but Dylan gets more hype and is generally expected to exceed his big bro. If you watch the video, you’ll see why – Dylan was apparently only giving about 90% in that bullpen session, and yet his velocity is incredible-looking. I’m not sure what speed he was clocked at, since they don’t say, but his arm action looks solid and healthy.
One more thing about Dylan: he was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year for 2011. Here’s a delightful video on that – click the badass screencap of Dylan to check it out.