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. He 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 hasn’t shown nearly the kind of dominance you’d want from a relief prospect, and he doesn’t profile as a lefty specialist.
|2021: Minor league contract
|Signing Bonus: $100,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round, 714th overall pick; signed on June 12.|