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2011 Prospect Watching: Allie, Archibald, Trepagnier, And Friends

2011 Prospect Watching: Allie, Archibald, Trepagnier, And Friends

 Ryan Hafner  --  R/R,  6' 6", 205 lbThis 19 year old was the Pirates' 17th round pick, coming out of high school in Missouri.  He signed later, but still had time to get into two GCL games before the season ended.  He pitched one inning in each, allowing 2 runs on 2 hit in the first, and just one hit but no runs in the second.  His fastball can get up to 90 mph, but he needs to work on command, and on the curve.  He should return to the GCL to begin the 2011 season, but he could move up to State College this year.Kevin Kleis  --   R/R,  6' 8",  225 lbKleis is also 19, and he also made his pro debut in the GCL after being chosen in the 27th round.  He made 4 starts and 5 relief appearances for the GCL Pirates.  Like Archibald, Kleis' first opportunities were out of the bullpen.  He threw 8.2 total relief innings, and allowed only one eaned run on 9 hits for a 1.04 ERA.  His first start went well -- one...

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