On June 2nd, MLB Trade Rumors released their new edition of their ‘Top 40 MLB Trade Candidates.’
Three of them were LA Angels. None of them are having strong years, but have higher upside than what they’ve been displaying, and just need one organization to believe in them and request a fair trade.
At 27-31 through the first 58 games of the season, the Angels most likely aren’t willing to sell just yet, but if they are, these three guys could be at the forefront of those discussions:
MLBTR’s First Angel Trade Candidate: Dylan Bundy
I get it. Dylan Bundy hasn’t been productive for the Angels at all, but has what it takes to be a very productive pitcher. That’s exactly why this is possible.
Bundy has looked terrible lately, so the Angels may be done waiting on him to produce, and another team may want to believe in that upside he showed in 2020. MLBTR mentioned that he’s throwing harder this year, and his K-BB% is around where it was in 2020, his career-year.
June is a big month for Bundy. If he can improve upon how he’s looked this season, he will be a much more attractive trade candidate. If not, his value is going to be very low.
He’s been giving up 2.1 home runs per game this year entering his start on Monday. He’s struggled like that before (see his 2018 campaign) and he’s not the most proven starter, sporting a 44-54 record.
His trade value will be determined by where he’s going at the end of July, and not where he’s been.