There has been a lot of hype surrounding top prep pitcher Dylan Bundy as a candidate to go first overall in the 2011 draft. Despite this hype, there is one person who doesn't want to see that happen: Bundy.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Bundy has instructed the Pirates, and several other teams, not to draft him. The reason? Fears that those teams will try to change his throwing program. Bundy, along with UCLA right hander Trevor Bauer, doesn't want to go to a team that prohibits long toss, which is an act where pitchers can throw from a distance of up to 300 feet, helping to build arm strength.
It's been reported in the past that the Pirates are strict believers in the 120 throwing program, which limits pitchers to t...
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