There is no question that Stetson Allie has the best raw power in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. As far as the entire organization, the only player who would be better is Pedro Alvarez. The ball explodes off Allie's bat with little effort, making you believe that if he reaches the majors, 30 home runs could easily be accomplished.
The one problem with that is Allie's path to the majors is questionable. He dealt with some pretty bad strikeout rates in 2013, and really struggled at the plate once he made the jump to High-A Bradenton. Allie had a 27.7% strikeout rate in West Virginia, but crushed the ball with a .324/.414/.607 line in 285 plate appearances. In Bradenton he had a 28.9% strikeout rate, but dropped to a .229/.342/.356 line in 284 plate appearances.
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