The 20-year old is still considered one of the best pitching prospects in baseball despite undergoing Tommy John surgery one month ago. John Sickels of Minor League Ball rated Bundy as the No. 21 prospect in baseball in his mid-season update, writing:
Has all the talent in the world, but Tommy John recovery is not a sure thing and he'll miss a year of development. You can make a case to put him anywhere from 10 to 50 in my view.
Baltimore is rumored to be targeting Jake Peavy, Justin Morneau and Michael Young. Morneau and Young are unlikely to command a return as high as Bundy, but Peavy might. Peavy is under contract through 2014, and the starting pitching market is thin.
Rosenthal speculates that Baltimore would not move Bundy if they only received Peavy in return, but might if the White Sox included a larger package of players.