Collette Calls: Breaking Down Dylan Bundy Again
Collette Calls: Breaking Down Dylan Bundy Again

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

My cache in Google for RotoWire has been stuck on the same article for most of this season. Each time I begin to type in the URL, my address bar autofills to https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/article.php?id=37386, which was the first article I published for the 2018 calendar year. I feel very good about my bold prediction efforts this season on the whole, but this prediction was not one of those:

In all, Bundy still has fewer than 300 innings at the big league level and has pitched as a different pitcher in each of the past two seasons. The addition of the slider gives him a full arsenal to attack opposing lineups and the ability to reduce his exposure to splits issues that have held him back.

He went in the 14th round in an NFBC Draft Champions League. His ADP is 273 as the 70th starting pitcher off the board. I feel strongly that the pieces are there for him to finish in the top 50 for starting pitchers when the 2018 season is all said and done. He may get hurt with wins due to a projected poor season in Baltimore and the knock the pen recently took with Zach Britton's injury, but the stuff is there for him to outperform his projections and ADP and someone you should target in the back half of the draft. 

Bundy's season, much like the Orioles' season, has been disastrous. He is 8-15 on the season with a 5.37 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and leads the

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. Selected by the FSWA as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year in 2013 and awarded Baseball Series of the Year in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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