It’s not a secret that the Los Angeles Angels are looking to upgrade what has been a horrible starting rotation over the past several seasons.
Whether this qualifies as a major upgrade remains to be seen. But the Angels have acquired veteran starter Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Isaac Mattson.
Bundy, 27, is coming off a 2019 campaign that saw him pitch to a 7-14 record with a 4.79 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 30 starts.
That came on the heels of him leading the AL in losses with 16 back in 2018. A change of scenery will do him good.
In return, the Orioles nab a Triple-A pitcher in Mattson who is seemingly Major League ready.
The 24-year-old reliever posted a 6-3 record with a 2.33 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 37 appearances between three stops last season. He’s not currently ranked among the Angels’ top-30 prospects.
Update: Another report suggests that Los Angeles sent three more prospects to Baltimore for Bundy.
As noted, Bradish is the Angels 21st-ranked prospect. He put up a 6-7 record with a 4.28 ERA and 1.42 WHIP while striking out 120 batters in 101 innings at Single-A this past season.
Brnovich and Peek were selected in the mid rounds of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Angeles and have yet to pitch professionally.