His story has been told several times, but it just gets more interesting with seemingly every at-bat.
Stetson Allie has an OPS of 1.093 in 19 games so far this season with West Virginia.
Stetson Allie was drafted by the Pirates in the second round in 2010 and the club handed the hard-throwing right-hander from Ohio a hefty $2.25 million signing bonus. His performances on the mound were inconsistent at State College and West Virginia and eventually a decision had to be made. Would Allie continue to try and work through his command issues on the mound or attempt to make the conversion to a position player?
Allie, as you probably know by now, made the move to the infield and started his transformation from being a possible bust as a pitching prospect to being one of the most talked about players in the minor leagues for all the right reasons.
His stat line is more than impressive. Through 19 games with West Virginia this season he has a slash line of .367/.435/.658 with six ho...
Tom Bragg is a beat writer and analyst for PiratesProspects.com. He is the former sports editor of the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and has worked at the Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and the (Ashland, Ky.) Independent. His freelance work has appeared in newspapers all over West Virginia and he has written for The Associated Press with stories posted to several major media outlets (ESPN.com, SportsIllustrated.com, FoxSports.com). Tom graduated from Marshall University in May 2010 with a degree in Print Journalism. Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomBraggSports