The Baltimore Orioles must add to their farm system at the July trade deadline. Here are three mock trades that would send Birdland into euphoria.
This time, we are going to lay-out three dream case scenario trades. These moves would be potential franchise-altering deals that improve the current farm system and future of the big league squad.
Let’s start with a trade the Baltimore Orioles could look to make with the pitching-needy Atlanta Braves.
Trade One: Orioles Reel In Top 100 Prospect For Bundy
The Atlanta Braves need pitching, and the Baltimore Orioles need prospects. With Atlanta having one of baseball’s best farm systems if the O’s where to make a Dylan Bundy trade with Atlanta they could force Atlanta into overpaying?
Just how much? What if the O’s landed pitching prospect Bryse Wilson? Wilson is the Braves sixth-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline and ranks 74th among all prospects in baseball. The right-hander is currently in Triple-A where he’s recorded 72 strikeouts in 72.1 innings pitched. He’s appeared in five MLB games so far in his carer and earned his first carer win in 2018.
With Atlanta’s loaded farm system Wilson who would be many teams top pitching prospect is the Braves third rated pitcher. Thus, trading him for a 26-year-old Bundy who has several years left on his contract wouldn’t be too outlandish.
In addition, the Orioles could acquire outfielder Greyson Jenista. Jenista is Atlanta’s 13th ranked prospect and was recently promoted to Double-A after driving in 29 runs in high A ball this season.
This trade would be a lot of sense for the Orioles as they’d obtain a top pitching prospect who’s nearly MLB ready, and an outfielder with a lot of upside and not too far from the majors. Bundy has never reached his full potential in Baltimore, and he’d be best off getting a chance elsewhere.