PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pirates Prospect Stetson Allie’s Father, Danny Allie joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the organization moving Stetson from pitcher to position player, and what his thoughts are on the change.
When it comes to why the pitching didn’t work out for his son, Danny said Stetson always had the mindset of playing everyday and that helped keep his focus more, whereas with pitching, you’re only out there once every few days. According to Danny, Stetson is in a very good frame of mind about making the move because he’s so geared towards playing everyday.
The team was actually allowing Stetson to take batting practice and get some at-bats in spring games, so this move doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to Stetson or his Dad.
The main reason for moving Stetson to a position player was because of a lack of control over his pitches, and Danny said he doesn’t know where the lack of control came from because there was never an issue with that before.
Danny also broke down what kind of position player Stetson is and said he has a power bat that we’ll see once he gets reps at the plate.