For the third consecutive year, the
The Orioles will have to shell out some serious cash if they want to sign Bundy, whose brother, Bobby, was the team's eighth-round pick in 2008 and has been pitching well at High-A Frederick this spring.
"At the end of the day, this kid looked me right in the eye and he said, 'Joe, I want to be drafted by the Orioles and I want pitch in the major league rotation with my brother.' And I really believe that is what he wants," Orioles amateur scouting director Joe Jordan said Monday night. "We are going to pay him a lot of money. He's worth a lot of money. We'll get something done. But I believe the sincerity in that kid's face when he looked at me and told me that, he meant it. So I think we're in good shape."
If the Orioles are able to sign Bundy, Jordan said the powerful 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect will be on an “accelerated pace” to
I’m sure some of you hoped the Orioles would take a more polished college prospect such as Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon or Texas right-hander Taylor Jungmann. After all, “patience” can be a dirty word around here after 13 straight losing seasons, and there are no reinforcements on the way from Triple-A Norfolk -- at least prospects we haven’t seen in Baltimore before -- to keep the Orioles from making it 14 this summer. Will