Pirates sign Taillon, Allie

First round pick Jameson Taillon - jamesontaillon.com

A few minutes into Day 2 of the 2010 draft, the Pirates selected Stetson Allie with the 52nd overall pick. A few moments later, Baseball Prospectus prospect guru Kevin Goldstein tweeted the following:

 

If the #Pirates sign Allie, this has the POTENTIAL to be a franchise-changing two days.Tue Jun 08 16:19:27 via TweetDeck

 

Of course, that statement is probably a bit of hyperbole. Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, while extremely talented, are just two players who are several years away from potentially arriving at PNC Park. Despite signing both teenage pitchers on Monday night, the major league squad is still staring at a 100-loss season. Barring some good fortune, 2011 will be another losing season. This team is still a very long way from legitimately competing.

But forget all of that, and allow yourself to be content for just one night. The Pirates have added two impact pitching prospects to the system. Pedro Alvarez, 23-years-old, went 2 for 4 with three RBI’s tonight. Andrew McCutchen, 23-years-old, went 2 for 4 with a home run and a stolen base. Jose Tabata, who turned 22-years-old on Thursday, walked twice. James McDonald, 25-years-old, continued the excellent beginning to his Pirates career with another solid start. The Bucs won comfortably, 7-1.

Tomorrow might dissolve into yet another evening of flailing hitters, disoriented baserunners and erratic pitchers. It may be the beginning of a typical Pirates losing streak. But this was a good day for a fan base that is desperate for some good days. Enjoy it, Pirates fans.

 

Enjoy this story? Pirates Prospects will be switching to a subscription site on 4/13, so that we can continue bringing you the best Pirates coverage there is. For a very small monthly price, you can continue getting articles like this, along with coverage from every minor league city. Get more information here, and subscribe today!

Share This Article

Matt Bandi

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.

Wrapping Up the Deadline News

Next Story »

Marauders Blast Cardinals, Power Split DoubleHeader

Latest Analysis

  • Gregory Polanco

    Q&A: Trading Prospects For Rentals, Polanco Concerns, Meadows vs Appel

    21 hours ago

    I missed the Q&A last week due to a common problem in Spring Training: I forgot what day it was. It was around 6:00 that I was ...

    Read More
  • Nick Kingham f

    Improving His Two-Seam Fastball will Make Nick Kingham a More Effective Pitcher

    2 days ago

    With Jameson Taillon returning from Tommy John surgery, and unlikely to make an impact at the Major League level early in the year, the top prospect to ...

    Read More
  • Arquimedes Caminero 3

    The Roster Situations That Could Impact the Makeup of the Pirates Bullpen

    4 days ago

    There are less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training, and the one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates had actual position battles is heating up. There were ...

    Read More
  • Jordan Luplow

    How the Pirates are Trying to Stay Ahead of the Curve With the New Draft Rules

    5 days ago

    The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a lot of changes to Major League Baseball. The biggest change for the Pittsburgh Pirates came in the draft. From 2008-2011, ...

    Read More
  • Alen Hanson

    The Key For Alen Hanson to Help the Pirates in the Majors This Year

    6 days ago

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates moved Alen Hanson to second base last year, part of the plan was to get him to the majors faster by putting him at ...

    Read More
  • Tyler Glasnow 2

    What the Stats Don’t Tell You About Tyler Glasnow

    7 days ago

    The stat line for Tyler Glasnow’s start at Pirate City yesterday looked great: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K. The lone run ...

    Read More
  • JaCoby Jones Josh Bell

    JaCoby Jones Did Fine in the Move to Shortstop, But Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted JaCoby Jones as an outfielder in the third round of the 2013 draft, then surprised everyone the following year when they moved him ...

    Read More
  • Cody Dickson is a lefty with the upside of a middle of the rotation starter. (Photo Credit: Mark Olson)

    The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

    1 week ago

    Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much — that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball ...

    Read More
  • Third Base Mathisen Luplow Joe

    Who’s on Third? In the Pirates’ Farm System, It Could Be Anyone

    2 weeks ago

    If you have ever played third base in your life — professional, college, high school, slow pitch softball — then the Pittsburgh Pirates might be contacting you ...

    Read More
  • Jason Creasy

    Another Pitcher to Watch From the Pirates’ 2011 Draft

    2 weeks ago

    The 2011 draft is shaping up to be a great class for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They picked first overall that year, so naturally you’d expect good things ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More