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 ...
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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.