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08/16/2010 9:25 PM ET
Pirates agree to terms with second round Draft pick Stetson Allie
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The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Stetson Allie, the club's second-round selection and the 52nd player chosen overall in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Pirates Senior Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington and Director of Scouting Greg Smith.

As a senior this past season at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH, the 19-year-old Allie went 9-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 60.0 innings of work. He struck out 13 batters in 6.0 IP while leading St. Edward to the Division I state championship on June 6, while also reaching 100 mph on the radar gun a half-dozen times.

"We are very pleased to add a quality young man and talented pitcher in Stetson Allie to the Pirates organization," said Huntington. "Additionally, we would like to express our appreciation to Stetson's family and to JD Smart and Alan and Randy Hendricks for their efforts and professionalism during the process."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Allie was ranked by Baseball America as the eighth-best prospect in the country prior to the Draft and as having the second-best fastball among all high school pitchers behind RHP Jameson Taillon, who was selected in the first round of the Draft by the Pirates.

"We are very pleased to be able to come to terms with Stetson Allie," said Smith. "He is a physical right-handed pitcher with a solid combination of intelligence and competitiveness, to go along with a power fastball, breaking ball mix and a complimentary changeup. Stetson was one of the best high school pitchers available in the Draft and he has the potential to be a quality Major League starting pitcher. We appreciate the faith that Stetson and his family have placed in our development team and we look forward to helping Stetson reach all of his professional goals."

With the addition of Allie, the Pirates have now signed a total of 26 players from this year's draft.

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