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Bradley went No. 7 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bradley was 12-1 and fanned 133 against just 11 walks in 71 1-3 innings while posting a 0.29 ERA this year. He was also considered one of the country’s best quarterback prospects and is committed to play football at Oklahoma. At No. 4, Baltimore selected Bradley’s good buddy, Bundy. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound righty went 11-0 with 158 strikeouts and only five walks in 71 innings for Owasso High. For the first time since the amateur draft began in 1965, the first four selections were all pitchers. The Pittsburgh Pirates took Gerrit Cole from UCLA. With the second choice, the Seattle Mariners tabbed Virginia lefty Danny Hultzen, the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year the last two seasons. Cole’s teammate at UCLA, right-hander Trevor Bauer, went third to Arizona. “The three college pitchers who were taken early were probably the best three college pitchers there was in the country,” Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said., “and I think the two high school pitchers who were taken in Bundy and Bradley were probably two of the best high school pitchers in the draft.
Oklahoma high schoolers Bradley, Bundy go early
SECAUCUS, N.J. — Oklahoma high school pitchers Dylan Bundy from Owasso and Archie Bradley from Broken Arrow didn’t last long in the 2011 MLB Draft.