Bundy allowed two earned runs in 11.1 innings this spring while posting a 16:1 K:BB. Though the sample size is small, Bundy appears to have adjusted well to his move from Baltimore, leading all Halos pitchers with 16 punchouts in Cactus League action. High strikeout numbers aren't abnormal for Bundy -- he whiffed over a batter per inning each of the last two seasons -- but he also combined for a 5.13 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over that span. Those numbers can be partly attributed to playing for a poor defensive club in a hitter-friendly home park, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Bundy take a leap and become a more attractive fantasy option in his first season with the Angels.
Bundy pitched two perfect innings against San Francisco on Saturday, striking out three. Bundy followed a scoreless debut with another strong performance in Saturday's win. The veteran has combined for seven strikeouts in four innings in Cactus League play while allowing only one baserunner (via a walk). He figures to be a solid source of strikeouts this season and could emerge as a fantasy sleeper now that he's pitching in a less hitter-friendly ballpark and has a solid defense behind him.
Bundy tossed two scoreless innings against Cincinnati on Tuesday, allowing one walk and striking out four. The 27-year-old couldn't have looked much better in his first game in an Angels uniform, punctuating his performance by striking out the final three batters he faced. Bundy has yet to post a sub-4.00 ERA over a full major-league season, but he has struck out over a batter per inning in each of his last two campaigns.
Bundy signed a one-year contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration. Bundy accrued a 4.79 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with a 162:58 K:BB over 161.2 frames in 2019 with the Orioles. After being dealt to Los Angeles in December, he's expected to slot into the middle of the starting rotation.
Bundy was traded to the Angels on Wednesday in exchange for right-hander Isaac Mattson and three other minor leaguers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Bundy bounced back from his struggles in 2018 with a 4.79 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 30 starts in 2019, although it only resulted in a 7-14 record with the rebuilding Orioles. The 27-year-old will likely have the chance to serve as a key piece in the Angels' rotation, and he could have the chance to earn a few more wins in 2020.
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