Analysis

Bucs take Stetson Allie in second round

Bucs take Stetson Allie in second round

Wow. Neal Huntington is going balls to the wall with this year's draft. Allie is another high school pitcher who throws in the high 90's. He is reportedly looking for a bonus in the $3 million range. For a point of reference, check out these two tweets from Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus:

#Pirates took Stetson Allie . . . MIND BLOWN.

If the #Pirates sign Allie, this has the POTENTIAL to be a franchise-changing two days.

In order to sign both Jameson Taillon and Allie, the Pirates will likely have to spend something like $9 million. I'm not sure what to think right now. I sure hope the Bucs plan on signing more than two guys from this draft.

Third Round: In the third round, the Pirates were more reasonable, drafting toolsy junior college outfielder Mel Rojas Jr. Rojas is a switch-hitter, who projects as a good defender with a questionable bat. Baseball America ranked him 135th, saying the following:

Some scouts see Mel's son as a five-tool athlete, others think he's...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below.

Analysis

Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

More in Analysis

The Pirates' Dominican Academy, which opened in 2008.

Why Some International Players Can Sign, But Have Trouble Entering the U.S.

Tim WilliamsJuly 2, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Gift Ngoepe’s Promotion Was a Long Time Coming

Sean McCoolJuly 1, 2015
Kevin Kramer June 21, 2015 Game 2

Pirates Second Round Pick Kevin Kramer is Disciplined and Evolving

Jamey ConlinJune 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Now That He’s Healthy, John Holdzkom is Back on the Pirates Radar

Ryan PalencerJune 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Struggles Against Left-Handers Continue

Nate BarnesJune 29, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Potential is There for Jose Osuna

Sean McCoolJune 29, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects