Am I buying into the hype? Clearly.
He didn't allow a single run in 30 innings of A-ball, had a 2.84 ERA in High-A, then went to Double-A and pitched to the tune of a 3.24 ERA. All while striking out 119 helpless batters in 103.2 innings.
Did I mention this was all at the age of 19?
It's funny how it's not that impressive because of what Bryce Harper did at 19 and what Mike Trout did at 20; but, let's be honest, those guys aren't human.
It will be interesting, though, to see how Bundy is handled by the Orioles in 2013. Rumor has it that he is destined for the minors, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun, but with all that talent you'd think we'd see him in the majors at some point this season.
Even if he bounces around, I would expect the Stephen Strasburg treatment, as most teams these days worry their prized prospects will pull a Mark Prior and end up on the scrap heap if they're overworked.
Either way, one of his defining characteristics is his highly publicized workout routine which has some people worried about his arm. Those same people will be even more worried if he cannot adjust like his workout clone, Trevor Bauer, was unable to once he reached the big leagues.
Despite the questions over the 20-year-old phenom, Dylan Bundy possesses the tools of a future ace in the majors. Whether that is this year is in doubt. I expect him to make some noise in the majors this year, and when he does get the call-up, he'll take the league by storm.