On Friday's weekend draft prospects preview, I looked at some of the guys the Pittsburgh Pirates were considering, mostly focusing on Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Danny Hultzen. At the time, we heard that the Pirates were more likely to take one of the college players, which was a report came from Jonathan Mayo. Today, a few people, including Colin Dunlap, have mentioned that the Pirates are "seriously looking" at right handed prep pitcher Dylan Bundy for the first overall choice.
Mayo continues to suggest that the Pirates aren't as likely to take Bundy. Keith Law also tweeted that the Bundy rumor has been out there for a month, but that Bundy isn't the first choice of the Pirates.
On the surface, Bundy is an intriguing option. He's a 6' 1", 200 pound right handed pitcher who has touched 100 MPH on a few occasions this year. He mostly averages just above 95 MPH with his fastball, and his numbers look dominating. Bundy had ...
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