Stetson Allie was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the 2010 draft. He fell to the Pirates due to signability concerns, but they got him under contract with a $2.25 M bonus. He was paid big for his ability to consistently hit 100 MPH with his fastball, along with having the makings of a plus slider. He also had some of the best power for a prep player in the draft, but the Pirates went with him as a pitcher, which was his consensus best upside at the time.
After a little over a year and a half in the system, the Pirates reversed that decision, switching Allie from the mound to the plate. His control on the mound wasn't getting better, and he looked like he would have the upside of a reliever. They saw more value with his bat and his power. He moved to t...
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