First-Round Pick Bundy Agrees With Orioles


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with first-round pick Dylan Bundy on a $6.25 million, five-year contract Monday night.


Bundy, a right-hander who was the fourth overall selection out of Owasso High School in Oklahoma, was considered the top high school prospect in the draft after recording 111 strikeouts in 49 innings as a senior. The 6’1″, 200-pounder went 8-0 with one no-hitter and six one-hitters.


The sides struck a deal shortly before the midnight deadline.


“It all came together exactly how we wanted and needed it to,” scouting director Joe Jordan said.


Bundy batted .467 with 11 homers and 54 RBIs. He also won the 2011 Gatorade National Player of the Year award.


“I know the kid, I know his intangibles,” Jordan said. “He is not afraid to be really good.”


Bundy’s older brother, Bobby, was the Orioles’ eighth-round selection in the 2008 draft and currently pitches for Double-A Bowie.


And now Baltimore has Dylan, who has the potential to be a top-line starter in the rotation.


“He’s a special kid, a special talent,” Jordan said.


The Orioles also agreed to terms with third baseman Jason Esposito, their second-round pick out of Vanderbilt University, and infielder Nick Delmonico, a sixth-rounder out of Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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