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 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 has been a solid pitcher for the Pirates. He’s eligible for the Rule 5 draft, but it’s hard to see him being selected.
|2022: 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.|