Following Sunday’s game, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that first baseman Stetson Allie has been reassigned to minor league camp. This move follows five cuts from yesterday, which included Tyler Glasnow. Allie wasn’t seeing time early in Spring Training due to minor hamstring issues, which limited his activity. He has played five games this spring and only had nine plate appearances.
With minor league games beginning on Wednesday and the Pirates having an off-day tomorrow, Allie will be able to see the regular playing time in the minors that he wouldn’t get with the Pirates. He didn’t have any shot to make the Pirates during Spring Training and he will likely open the season with Indianapolis this year, though nothing has been set.
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Allie looked pretty good to me in his limited chances. I hope he sorts out his strikeout issues, because that power would be nice to have.
I agree. i thought he did a nice job and certainly didn’t hurt himself in the short time. Probably gained a great deal of experience. That bat takes off like it is capable of- he could be special with that plus power. Look super athletic as well- played well at first.
Yeah, and he looked faster than I expected, even stealing a base. Though, I imagine that was more of a Pedro-style steal, reading the situation really well rather than just being naturally gifted at base-stealing.
Even if it is just a pedro style steal, it does show he has some intelligent base running skills, which i don’t generally expect from a AA player
It is another example that you are completely “clueless”. What do you expect from a AA player?
John , would you happen to know where Josh Wall happens to be . I saw him early in camp but not recently .
Wall has pitched three times this Spring, last time on Friday
This seems like an overaggressive move to send him to AAA. Looking at Allie’s numbers im wondering why they would push him to the next level. I understand that Josh Bell is going to get the majority of playing time at 1st base in Altoona
Allie looks like the biggest meathead in history.
Well, that escalated quickly.
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Presumably you’re only looking at the strikeouts, considering Allie hit 24% above league average overall.
I don’t think Allie will ever be an every-day player, but certainly could see him as a platoon-type. Quicker the org can get him ready for that role, the quicker they can stop spending money on the Gaby Sanchez’s and Corey Hart’s of the baseball world and focus on more important needs.
He has a full season in at AA and showed power, plus plate patience. Allie has led the Pirates farm system in walks each of the last two years. He held his own and should be ready for the move, plus you want him and Bell playing everyday and specifically for Bell, you want him in the field everyday.
I’d like to see a spot/page with a link to the previous days box score, and a link to spring stats.
We could get this to 100 likes and Tim still will ignore it
As i’m sure you saw Tim’s response to my same request about a week ago….
What did he say? “Not gonna happen” I assume?