Stetson Allie

Taillon was widely regarded as the second best high school pitching prospect in the 2010 draft, but signing concerns let him fall to the Pirates with the second pick in the second round. He throws even a little harder than his draftmate Jameson Taillon (he could hit 100 mph as a senior in high school in Eastern Ohio), but he’s much less polished. He’s wild and his secondary pitches need work and because of that, many people are projecting him for the bullpen. The Pirates think they can turn his big arm into a starting rotation arm. The talent is certainly there and so it’s more than worth the shot. Like Taillon, though, he’s never thrown a professional pitch. And so again, here’s hoping. 

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.