The 2012 Orioles are doing something that has not been done since 1997 and that’s having a winning season. Now that September is just a few days away usually it gives teams the versatility to call up players from there minor league systems. Those payers have a great opportunity to prove that they belong here or in the near future. One of those players is Pitching phenom Dylan Bundy, who is Baseball’s top prospect. But you will not see him this September. Buck Showalter said “I want him to pitch his butt off in Bowie and help them win an Eastern League Championship.” Bundy is only 19 years old but he shows poise and dominates in his starts. The young star did not allow an earned run in thirty innings of Low A ball, then had a 2.84 ERA in 12 starts in High A and on Tuesday night made his third start in Double A Bowie, allowing just two earned runs while pitching between 5 1/3 and 6 innings in each outing.
WATCH: BUCK VIDEO ON BUNDY
When you have a situation like this Buck always says “Try as you may you can’t screw up the good ones.” That is absolutely true. If you have an elite player that player will just continue to get better and just keep going up. It is not surprising that players are coming up at the age of 19-20 years old. They play sports their entire life the only thing that is different is when you finally get to the “Majors” – where everybody is elite. Even though Bundy will not be in an Oriole uniform this September he has a terrific chance to be a part at the start of next season. It appears to be the prudent and correct choice, especially with a 19-year old pitcher you do not want to risk any major injury with a top prospect. Fans of the Birds must remain patient. and enjoy 2012 before you think about who they will bring up next. Bundy’s day will come soon enough…
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