The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly signed Stetson Allie, according to Cleveland beat writer Paul Hoynes in the following Twitter message:
“@hoynsie: #Pirates, according to sources, have signed St. Ed’s pitcher Stetson Allie. He was their second round pick in June.”
The signing isn’t official yet, and there are no reports on his bonus, but this is great news. It sounds like Taillon and Allie are both guaranteed to sign, which makes the Pirates big winners in this draft. It would be an added bonus at this point if they could get additional players to sign, like Jason Hursh and Dale Carey. I think Hursh is a guarantee, although there’s a good chance that he could be the last person the Pirates sign from the 2010 draft class, after Taillon and Allie.
The draft pick signing tracker has been updated, although no bonus information has been announced yet.
UPDATE 10:02: Hoynes has the bonus: $2.25 M for Allie. The draft pick signing tracker has been updated. Allie will be heading to Bradenton to join the GCL Pirates, although he probably won’t get any playing time this year since he signed so late.
Allie’s bonus is tied for the 7th biggest bonus in franchise history. That will be 8th after Taillon’s bonus is announced. Allie’s bonus is the biggest bonus the Pirates have paid outside of the first round. His bonus also beats out any player picked later than eighth overall in the Pirates draft signing history.