CAM ALLDRED, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: July 25, 1996
Drafted: 24th Round, 714th Overall, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Cincinnati
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates drafted Alldred in the 24th round in 2018, though he was just the second left-handed pitcher they selected. He made great strides on the mound at Cincinnati. As a freshman he barely pitched and was not successful when he did. He saw more time as a sophomore, though he walked a lot of batters. As a junior in 2018, he put things together, posting a 3.95 ERA as a starter, with an 85:29 SO:BB ratio and a .237 BAA in 79.2 innings. Relying heavily on deception, Alldred throws upper-80s, and adds a slider and changeup. He signed quickly after the draft.
Alldred spent most of his debut season pitching out of the Morgantown bullpen. He put up impressive numbers. Opponents managed only a 200/270/220 line against him, and that’s including two outings at West Virginia at the end of the season, one of which didn’t go well. Alldred had only a minimal platoon split.
Alldred pitched in relief for Greensboro all year. He had a good K rate, but was only moderately effective, allowing opponents to bat 263/346/393. The league average was 239/316/362. He had no platoon split.
Alldred spent most of the year pitching out of the Altoona bullpen. He had a good season there. His walk and K rates were decent, and a very low .203 BABIP helped him hold opponents to a .176 average. The Pirates moved him up to Indianapolis in September and he got into five games there. He managed to give up a lot of baserunners without much damage thanks to a 100% strand rate. He had a more conventional split on the season, allowing an OPS of .540 to left-handed batters and .717 to right-handed batters.
Alldred pitched very well at Indianapolis and the Pirates called him up in mid-May. He made one scoreless outing, then was immediately sent back to AAA so Pirate fans could watch Heath Hembree blow up some more games. Two weeks later, the team designated Alldred for assignment to clear roster space and preserve the roster spots of their many, sub-replacement veterans. He cleared waivers and was assigned to Indianapolis. He continued to pitch very well there until September. Through the end of August, he had a 2.39 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. In September he had a 10.54 ERA and 2.20 WHIP, so the month did a number on his season stats. Overall, he was very tough on left-handed hitters (.620 OPS) and just decent against right-handed hitters (.750).
Alldred has been a solid pitcher for the Pirates. He already passed through waivers, so he’s not going to get selected in the Rule 5 draft, but he’d probably be a better depth option than most or all of Ben Cherington’s pointless waiver claims.
|2023: Minor league salary
|Signing Bonus: $100,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: 5/12/2022
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: 5/11/2022 (since removed)
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.014
|June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round, 714th overall pick; signed on June 12.
May 11, 2022: Contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
May 24, 2022: Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates; outrighted to AAA on May 28.