After he had more walks (29) than strikeouts (28) and a 6.58 ERA at State College in 2011, he slipped to Baseball America's No. 9 prospect among Pirates' farmhands. He then pitched just twice for the Power before his exile to the land of misfit prospects.
In this year's publication, Allie is not listed among Baseball America's top 30 organizational prospects.
It's a fresh slate all around.
The pitching version of Allie appeared in two games (one start) for the Power last April, but he only recorded one out each time.
He finished with a 54.00 ERA and had eight walks against one strikeout.
He was promptly demoted to extended spring training and two months later shifted to a position player.
He saw action in 42 games with the State College Spikes in short-season ball, where he hit .213 with three homers and 19 RBI.
The road back to Charleston, however, was under way.
"I definitely made a lot of improvement by changing positions," Allie said. "I'm having a lot more fun, it's more me and it's more of my personality.
"My personality is every day. I like to be doing something all the time and being a pitcher I sat around a lot. If you have a bad day as a pitcher, you have to wait, but if you go 0-for-4 you can go back out the next day and try again."
Tonight, Allie gets to try again with the Power.
This time, the player and team nickname seem perfectly suited for each other.
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