Comments on: Pirates Considering Dylan Bundy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:44:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6922 Tue, 17 May 2011 14:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6922 I don’t think those kind of guys threw 90 + mph fastballs though

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6921 Tue, 17 May 2011 14:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6921 If we pick a pitcher I want Cole.  Just realized that Rendon is only 5′ 11″ 180, not great size for a MLB 3B.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6918 Tue, 17 May 2011 03:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6918 You could also say that Bubba Starling is the Joe Mauer of this draft.

As for his issues, I don’t think Taillon or Heredia have ever thrown 293 pitches in 3 games, spanning four days.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6917 Tue, 17 May 2011 03:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6917 We need to draft a strapping young high school arm
 

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By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6913 Tue, 17 May 2011 01:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6913 In many ways Bundy is the Joe Mauer of this draft.  Back in the day there was no way that Mauer could be as talented as Prior and Teixeira.  In this case  Mauer = Bundy, Cole = Prior, and Rendon = Tex.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/05/11/dylan-bundy-hits-100-at-18/

The same issues that apply to Bundy would presumably apply to other star pitchers such as Taillon and Heredia.

Also FWIW Bundy has some solid stats …

“Through May 6, Bundy, a University of Texas commit, was 10-0 with an unfathomable 0.22 ERA (and 0.36 WHIP). What’s even more mind-boggling is that he’s thrown 147 strikeouts in 64 innings and yielded just five walks – five walks.”

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6908 Tue, 17 May 2011 00:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6908 If it was all about the best numbers, Bauer and Hultzen might go 1-2.  It’s more about upside, and Cole/Rendon have more talent to give them more upside.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6907 Tue, 17 May 2011 00:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6907 The fact is that pitchers are more of an injury risk than position players.  Also, if a position player gets injured, he still has a chance to play.  If a pitcher gets injured, it’s most likely going to be his arm.  If the team is lucky, it will be his elbow, which will put him on the shelf for a year.  If it’s his shoulder, there’s a strong chance he will never be the same.

Joe Mauer has an injury history, yet he’s one of the best catchers in the game.  The reason is that, even with injuries, position players can live up to their potential.  Injuries can be career killers for pitchers.  So the idea that a pitcher has been abused, and could be at risk for an injury concerns me far more than a position player who has actually been injured.

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By: Murray Passarieu http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6903 Mon, 16 May 2011 23:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6903 I’d take Trevor Bauer.  I don’t know what the problem is.  He’s been awesome all year.  He’s been better than Cole and Rendon hasn’t had much power with the new bats.   Hultzen or Bauer over Cole or Rendon.  

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By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6896 Mon, 16 May 2011 22:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6896 Glad to see Dylan Bundy getting into the discussion.  In my view he is the best talent in the draft.

He might be the most physical and athletic pitcher that I’ve ever seen.  I think he has a chance to advance very quickly.

As best as I can tell Rendon has never hit a HR with a wood bat in an official game.  Yet he’s given a pass with his injury history.  Bundy has never been injured and he has the “red flag”.  I don’t think that’s being fair to both players. 

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/pirates-considering-dylan-bundy.html#comment-6889 Mon, 16 May 2011 18:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10806#comment-6889 Citing three players in the history of the game is no defense against the pitch count argument.

We didn’t have much coverage in those days, so it’s hard to know how many players went down with injuries.  Obviously we’re only going to remember the guys who didn’t have injuries (with the obvious exception of Tommy John), but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t factor in pitch counts and innings workloads.

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