Stetson Allie is the best hitter so far in the Pirates' system, and in the South Atlantic League.

I have a new rule for Stetson Allie. Whatever he's doing in Spring Training, I'm going to take the opposite and that's going to be my prediction for the year.

Last year -- when Allie was a pitcher -- I thought he looked good in Spring Training. That wasn't just me. That was the opinion of other people who were watching, whether that was scouts, other people on the site, or coaches and players. It was a continuation of what I saw at the end of the 2011 season. Allie was showing a bit more control and command of his pitches. He was starting to look like a guy who could make it to the majors as a power arm.

Then he went to West Virginia. And it was a disaster. In two appearances he recor...

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