The Orioles rebuilding project being in a “subtract from the 2020 roster to maybe make things better in the future” phase continued on Wednesday afternoon. Ken Rosenthal was the first to report on the O’s trading Dylan Bundy to the Angels.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan expanded the report by being the first to name the four pitchers acquired by the Orioles. They are: RHP Kyle Bradish, RHP Kyle Brnovich, RHP Isaac Mattson, and RHP Zach Peek.
Of these four pitchers, only Bradish appears in the top 30 Angels prospects list in the most recent MLB Pipeline ranking, and he’s there at #21. The Angels farm system is not loaded at present, with only one top 100 in MLB prospect. Their top eight prospects on this ranking are all position players, so even if the O’s had gotten the best-ranked Angels pitching prospect, that would only have been worth so much.
It’s not an immediate trade return that will have anyone dancing naked in the streets. Maybe the Orioles new development program can turn one or more of these guys into something useful. A bit about each of the new Orioles:
Bradish, 23, was a fourth round pick in the 2018 draft. He jumped right to the High-A level for his…