"Yeah there were some big numbers out there and everything," Jordan said. "But we got some new information today that doesn't come anywhere close to what was published two weeks ago."
Bundy, however, seemed to look at things differently.
"The numbers that were thrown out were true," he said. "That's how we feel, and we feel that I am one of the best prep pitchers out there in the draft this year, and we'll see what happens, I guess."
Asked about whether $30 million is the figure he's seeking, he said, "I guess so, huh?"
Under Jordan and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail, the Orioles have championed a "buy the bats, grow the arms" philosophy, so it was no surprise that they drafted a pitcher in the first round — the third time in four years they have done so.
"It was a great pick," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "From everything I've heard from Joe, he's a guy that we had strong considered for a long time."
Bundy seemed like the logical fit, though the Orioles also liked Virginia lefty Danny Hultzen, who is from Bethesda. In a surprise, Hultzen went second overall to the Seattle Mariners. He was selected between two UCLA right-handers: Gerrit Cole (first overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates) and Trevor Bauer (third overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks).
That left Bundy and Bradley on the board as well as slugging third baseman Anthony Rendon of Rice.
"[Bundy] was being talked about in two of the rooms in front of us," Jordan said. "So, we just put him up there where we felt like he belonged and he was the best guy on the board when it was our time."
Rendon, who hit 46 homers in his first two years at Rice, was once considered the top prospect in the draft. But he hit just six homers this season and was limited to six games in the field because of a shoulder injury. He slipped to the Washington Nationals at the sixth slot.
The Orioles need power hitters in their system, but they reviewed Rendon's medicals and felt more comfortable taking a pitcher.
"We spent a lot of our time today trying to get through that situation," Jordan said of Rendon. "Really, we got where we wanted to be on it. We just went with the player that we wanted there."
It was a good day all around for the Bundy family. While Dylan Bundy was celebrating his selection by the Orioles, Bobby allowed just one run in seven innings for Frederick in an 8-1 win over Potomac.