Angles acquires Orioles’ Dylan Bundy

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired pitcher Dylan Bundy in a trade. In exchange, four minor league players went back to the Baltimore Orioles.

Those players include Isaac Mattson, Zach Peek, Kyle Bradish, and Kyle Brnovich.

“One of the things we talked about with our players is being available and productive,” Angels general manager Billy Eppler said. “In Dylan’s case, he’s shown a good amount of durability the last few years. He’s averaged around the 168-inning mark, which is important for us. He’s developed a good amount of feel in the eyes of our evaluators. We were glad to get this accomplished before we head into the Winter Meetings.”

The 27-year-old is slated to make $5.7 million during the 2020 season. He is then eligible for arbitration for the final time before the 2021 season.
If no deal is reached before that, he will be a free agent before the 2022 season.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma native was the fourth overall pick by the Orioles in the 2011 MLB Draft. He spent the last five seasons with the Orioles.
In 2019, he went 7-14 with a 4.79 ERA in 30 starts. He also allowed 95 runs (86 earned runs), including 29 home runs) on 161 hits over 161 1/3 innings. 
 
Despite being on one of the worst teams in baseball the past few seasons, he has made 89 starts over the last three seasons. He has a 28-39 record in 503 innings.

“I would say in Dylan’s case he’s pitching in a ballpark that’s pretty hitter-friendly and against some notable lineups regularly,” Eppler said. “There could be just from an environmental perspective that could lend to increased optimism. By and large, this is a guy that can miss bats and has showed an improved ability to keep the ball on the ground and throw strikes.”

The Angels, according to MLB.com, had plans to acquire to starters this off-season. They have already accomplished that with this trade. 

“I’m glad there has been a lot of activity and conversations recently with pitchers out in the marketplace,” Eppler said. “Every starter, or at least a large portion of them in the market, we’ve talked to.”

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