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LA Angels: Dylan Bundy has been a major disappointment for Halos

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Dylan Bundy (37) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Dylan Bundy (37) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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Not too long ago, Dylan Bundy was rumored as a trade candidate for the LA Angels.

He had to have a big June if the LA Angels hoped to get some nice value in return from him. His first June start was very impressive. He threw 5.2 innings and gave up just two runs on June 7th.

He only struck out a couple batters, but it’s fine, especially considering he walked literally nobody. His next June outing was yesterday, and was terrible. He gave up seven earned runs in 2.1 innings pitched.

Dylan Bundy’s inconsistencies have carried over to his time with the LA Angels.

Here’s how Dylan Bundy’s career went before he was with the LA Angels.

He had a nice 2016 and 2017, and then had a horrendous 2018. His 2019 campaign was disappointing, but he at least improved.

He improved his ERA from 5.45 to 4.79, and then in 2020, he took a jump. His 2020 campaign was great. He posted a 3.29 ERA, and was in the top nine in the AL Cy Young race.

He had a 1.036 WHIP, and looked like he was turning a corner in his career. It was a shortened season, however. It wasn’t quite the real thing.

And indeed, when the real thing started here in the 2021 season, Bundy is having the worst year of his career.

I don’t know what the Angels could get back in a trade for Bundy. He’s currently sporting a 6.98 ERA and a 1.365 WHIP.

The only good thing I can really say about him is that he doesn’t really walk anybody. In 12 starts he’s walked a total of 17 batters. His 2.58 BB/9 is the best out of the starters on the Angels.

His BB% is just 6.6%, which again is the best on the team. He can throw strikes, he just gets lit up when guys get a hold of the ball.

He gives up 2.12 home runs per nine innings. That’s the worst on the team. To put it in perspective, Shohei Ohtani gives up just 0.76 homers per nine innings.

His Home Run/Fly Ball ratio is at 20.3%, which is again, the worst on the team.

Opposing batters keep taking him yard and it’s killing him. There’s nothing more to say than the fact that he’s been a major disappointment to this ballclub. He’s carried his inconsistencies over to Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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He won’t be back next year.

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