Minnesota Twins DFA Candidate No. 3: Dylan Bundy
We’ve officially reached the section of the list where we talk about the players the team must move on from if they’re going to have more success, and this starts off with starting pitcher Dylan Bundy. Despite his last two truly excellent starts, Bundy still needs to go.
Similar to Gordon, Bundy has some positives. As we saw in the game yesterday against the Colorado Rockies, he’s more than capable of putting together an extremely high-quality start. Through his first 12 starts, he’s averaged five innings per start and six of his starts have been 5+ innings with one or less runs allowed.
Contrary to what his 4.80 ERA suggests, Dylan Bundy is not the worst starter in the rotation. He still needs to be ditched before the All-Star break though. Joe Ryan, Sonny Gray, Bailey Ober, and Devin Smeltzer have been better than Bundy this year and the Twins need an upgrade.
The big issue with Bundy remains that he often has blow-up games that put the Twins in a nearly impossible position to win. The Twins are 4-8 in games when he starts, and after blowing the division lead, the Twins can’t afford to keep seeing these types of losses, so the team should make an addition to replace him.