Comments on: The Fear of Not Signing Taillon and Allie Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tim Williams Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:29:00 +0000 That’s definitely a concern, and part of the reason why it would be hard for them to increase their draft stock in three years. For Taillon, what is he going to do? He doesn’t have much room to move up, and if the hard slotting goes in to effect, he won’t get what he’s getting this year.

For Allie, he could move up, but again, with the hard slotting, he probably won’t move up much in price.

In both cases, there’s a lot of ways they could move down in the rankings three years from now, and only a limited amount of ways they could move up.

By: Anonymous Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:32:00 +0000 Another point that I see as relevant is the injury issue. It’s already come up this season with a team pulling its offer because of injury (not in any way I’m implying these two are currently injured, but it does happen). If one of these kids has an injury during his college days, he might become like the LSU guy this season and see his stock drop. A bird in hand…

Will either of these guys get a ML deal?