BALTIMORE -- Right-hander Dylan Bundy and outfielder L.J. Hoes were honored by the Orioles before Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays for their outstanding seasons in the Minor Leagues.
Bundy received the Jim Palmer Award as Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Bundy was a combined 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 103.2 innings with Minor League affiliates Bowie (Double-A), Frederick (high Class A) and Delmarva (low Class A). Bundy,19, was called up by Baltimore on Sept. 1, becoming the first Oriole to debut before his 20th birthday since Mike Adamson on July 1, 1967.
For Bundy, it has been a season that has already exceeded expectations.
"My goal at the beginning of the year was to be in Bowie and I made that goal," said Bundy, who was the O's first-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. "And they told me I wasn't going to get called up, and then I exceeded that goal when they called me up here. That's a huge honor with Jim Palmer, and if he gives me that award, being named after him ... not really sure what the words are for that. But it's exciting."
Hoes was named the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year. He hit a combined .287 with five home runs and 54 runs batted in for Triple-A Norfolk and Bowie. He also had a .372 on-base percentage with 20 stolen bases and 79 runs scored.
"I was very, very excited. I've put a lot of hard working just to be where I'm at and it's a tremendous accolade," Hoes said. "It's been a whirlwind year for me, just going up the ups and downs of it. Starting off back in Bowie, I was kind of disappointed. But just going out there and playing and going to Norfolk, and having the ups and downs there and having my grandfather pass. You know, being at home for a weekend, getting called up here. It's definitely been a tremendous year and I really enjoyed it."