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What would be interesting to me, is if Cole, Rendon, Hultzen are off the board; and the O's go with some else (not Bundy or Starling). I wonder how it would go over with the board, if the O's went with J.Bradley, Gray, Bauer, Anderson... or someone else?

It's so deep this year I wouldn't argue much with about 4-5 different people besides Bundy and Starling.

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Tough to answer without having seen any video of Bundy. Just going by reports, I feel Bundy is actually the safer pick with less chance of bust. All things being equal, I'd prefer the position player here. I guess the brother angle is nice as well. If I felt better about Starling being a surer thing, I would have said Starling. I say Bundy as of now.

Here are some videos of Bundy

From MLB.com:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=14729855

From last year, courtesy of Baseballbeginnings.com:

http://baseballbeginnings.com/2010/07/12/dylan-bundy-video

Hitting a HR:

Workout Warrier (w/ brother Bobby) at age 14:

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tP75ZTK5EcI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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I like both players a lot. However, Starling fills a void in our system and on our major league squad. We need impact bats more than anything! If you want to beat the Yanks and Red Sox you must have middle of the order bats.

Starling has that kind of talent potentially. You must take risks with these HS bats. Case in point Eric Hosmer. These are the kind of guys we need and don't currently have.

Machado and Starling in the 3,4 spots in the order down the road sounds awesome.

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That is tough to answer without knowing them at all, not having seen them other than showcase games and video.

What projection does Bundy have left? Seems not much. I wonder what his medical charts look like. Just how much wear and tear has he had. Seems like we have been hearing about him for three years. Guys like that scare me a bit.

Starling is a risky pick because of the money he would need to leave football completely. Not a finished product, but with his football background and athleticism I would like to have the chance to take the risk.

No guarantees with either. I would rather have a star middle of the order type bat every day than a starting pitcher every fifth day, unless they are a true TOR starter (i.e. Halladay, Sabathia, Verlander). I can sometimes dream on tools....guilty. But I have seen too many starting pitchers around Bundy's height and build get hurt, or never get any better with stuff or command. I would take Bubba over Bundy.

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I like both players a lot. However, Starling fills a void in our system and on our major league squad. We need impact bats more than anything! If you want to beat the Yanks and Red Sox you must have middle of the order bats.

Starling has that kind of talent potentially. You must take risks with these HS bats. Case in point Eric Hosmer. These are the kind of guys we need and don't currently have.

Machado and Starling in the 3,4 spots in the order down the road sounds awesome.

Been trying to avoid drawing a comparison, but Rowell filled a void in our system and was a top HS bat in his draft with less questions than Starling has. In fairness those questions are mostly whether he will sign and forgo football, which I hear isn't as hard to do with him as it was with say Tate.

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I would say Starling since we do not have an impact bat like that anywhere. Also we can spread the bonus over a few years since he is a two sport prospect and that could help us as take some chances later in the draft.

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