Bundy is one of the only positives in a Orioles’ rotation that seemed to just fall apart last season. Their starting rotation posted a horrendous 1.52 WHIP and 5.70 ERA, making Bundy’s 4.24 ERA look almost ace-like.
Bundy has the potential to become a pitcher who can posted a low WHIP and a high strikeout rate. His 2.71 BB/9 and 11.4 swinging strike rate are the two driving factors behind this assumption. The one problem I see with his game is the fact that players are hitting a lot more home runs off him. Last season he posted a 47.2 fly ball rate and a 36.5 hard contact percentage, which is why opposing batters were averaging 1.38 home runs per nine last season. His xFIP was a below average 4.77, which was also due to his high fly ball rate. I will probably be wary of Bundy going into 2018 drafts, but if he is around in the mid to later rounds of the draft I will not be opposed to taking a chance on the 25 year old due to his immense upside.