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Bundy has been atrocious, is his future as a closer?

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(JUNE 15th)

 

In his last 7 starts combined, Dylan Bundy a 3.02 ERA with a 1.032 WHIP, 11 Walks with 36 Strikeouts, and Opponents have a line of .206 BA/.266 OBP/.640 OPS.

 

Bundy may or not be able to sustain this success rate, but the Orioles are currently in full rebuild mode ........ hence, he probably won't be leaving the starting rotation anytime soon, even if he starts to falter again.

 

Whether or not he is destined for the bullpen in the long run still remains to be seen, although he would probably have to have a ton of awful games to pitch himself out of the starting rotation and/or the Orioles' starting rotation improves drastically in the next year or 2.

 

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On 4/11/2019 at 9:54 PM, AnythingO's said:

Dylan had 3-4 plus pitches when he was drafted and the cutter was the most dominant. They took it away from him in the minors so he would focus on developing the other offerings. Then TJ, then calcification. Last year he started to bring back the baby slider-cutter and there are pages of threads debating which pitch it is was now. The point is he is not the dominant pit bull who can overpower you with his FB anymore, but I believe that is his mentality. It will take awhile for him to adjust. He can be effective at 92-94 like early last year pre-ankle injury.

I just always assume that the shoulder still hurts him. 

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Not to be a wet blanket, but the peripherals are still pretty worrisome. Even if we include just those last 8 starts we're still looking at a 4.24FIP and 4.55xFIP. He's been getting propped up by a .226babip and 79.2LOB%. That's not to say there haven't been some good signs. His Hard% is down to 27.1% from 34.6% last year and his Soft% is slightly up. As is usually the case, the reality is some where between the 4.24FIP and 3.02ERA he has posted in that 8 game stretch.

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4 minutes ago, Tryptamine said:

Not to be a wet blanket, but the peripherals are still pretty worrisome. Even if we include just those last 8 starts we're still looking at a 4.24FIP and 4.55xFIP. He's been getting propped up by a .226babip and 79.2LOB%. That's not to say there haven't been some good signs. His Hard% is down to 27.1% from 34.6% last year and his Soft% is slightly up. As is usually the case, the reality is some where between the 4.24FIP and 3.02ERA he has posted in that 8 game stretch.

I'll take a 3.63.

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4 minutes ago, Tryptamine said:

Not to be a wet blanket, but the peripherals are still pretty worrisome. Even if we include just those last 8 starts we're still looking at a 4.24FIP and 4.55xFIP. He's been getting propped up by a .226babip and 79.2LOB%. That's not to say there haven't been some good signs. His Hard% is down to 27.1% from 34.6% last year and his Soft% is slightly up. As is usually the case, the reality is some where between the 4.24FIP and 3.02ERA he has posted in that 8 game stretch.

I’m a little biased in that I’m a big Bundy fan.   But I swear the defense has played more poorly when he’s been on the mound than for any other pitcher on the team, in terms of turning catchable/playable balls into hits.   Dwight Smith made it his personal mission in several games to let every fly ball to LF fall in.    So I don’t feel Bundy’s stats overstate his effectiveness at all.

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20 hours ago, thezeroes said:

League average FIP is 4.44, League average ERA is 4.43.  Home-runs overall are up which drives FIP.

 

Isn’t FIP scaled to mimic ERA league wide?   I think so.

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I dunno, I'm pretty pleased with what he's doing recently. Bundy went from a total lost cause early in the season to a guy with a 4.44 ERA who is one of the more stable starters on the team. He is what he is. A junkballer, but one who can get Ks. 

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On a good team Bundy would be used differently as well. On this team Hyde can’t yank him the first sign of trouble. On a contender he can be taken out in the 6th if a couple of batters reach.  

21 hours ago, Frobby said:

I’m a little biased in that I’m a big Bundy fan.   But I swear the defense has played more poorly when he’s been on the mound than for any other pitcher on the team, in terms of turning catchable/playable balls into hits.   Dwight Smith made it his personal mission in several games to let every fly ball to LF fall in.    So I don’t feel Bundy’s stats overstate his effectiveness at all.

And yes, I completely agree with this. The defense behind him has been awful.  

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