Big frame; accurate listing; thick neck; broad shoulders; thick legs; looks like a first basemen; frame is surprisingly not maxed but probably not a good idea to put anything else on the frame.
7/3/14, 7/24/14 - 7/26/14
Altoona Curve (AA, Pirates)
Looked to whine a little after making an error; otherwise acted fine and did not see anything else to shift my views in either direction.
30; Organizational Player
Smaller load; relies on brute strength; average bat speed; keeps hands tucked and lower than usual batter; impressive batting practice with short stroke and slight arc in swing; swing becomes very elongated during the game; has trouble catching up with high-end velocity; struggles to recognize spin; overwhelmed on off-speed currently; swing becomes unbalanced and the arc becomes a giant uppercut; over-extends on outside pitches and becomes unbalanced on front foot; did not barrel many pitches during the series; struggled mightily against the two pitchers that displayed above-average stuff.
Raw power is plus-plus; brute strength; muscled swings with lift; bat speed is average so all the power is from pure strength; power is massively downgraded to below-average hit tool; might hit for power but will not make enough contact for the power to display in-game.
4.55 and 4.66 from home to first; poor speed; no second gear; not highly athletic; speed is a detriment in all phases of the game.
Not talented defensively; slow moving; poor range; stone hands; dropped an easy throw to first base; does not seem coordinated in the field; footwork is very poor; choppy around the base; does not stretch enough on throws to first; first-base-only defensive ability; cannot play anywhere else and is likely a liability at first base as well.
Excellent arm strength; nearly irrelevant as a first basemen, but he can make the throws if needed.
Stetson Allie has plus-plus raw power and a terrific arm. However, both tools are largely unused during the game. His hit tool will hinder the power for his career, and I do not see the hit tool allowing much impact with the bat. The arm is essentially irrelevant as a prospect that is limited to first base only.
Allie is likely an org player that might get a cup of coffee or end up as a platoon bat off the bench that can provide some pop. The risk is moderate because he is a converted pitcher and just reached Double-A for the first time.