Home Runs Allowed Per-Nine Innings (Reliever)
Cam Alldred turned in a solid season at Triple-A Indy. Although he isn’t a top prospect, even among the Pirates’ relief prospects, he was an unsung hero for the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A affiliate. He regularly pitched multiple innings and, up until the last few games of the season, had an ERA under 3.00.
Alldred tossed 66.2 innings in 44 games (two starts). His strong suit was preventing the home run, having a 0.68 HR/9 and allowing just five dingers all year. But he also had a solid 8.8% walk rate. His strikeout rate of 21.8% wasn’t awe-inspiring, but overall, he had a 4.02 ERA and 3.88 FIP, plus a 1.37 WHIP.
But as late as September 10th, Alldred had a 2.18 ERA and allowed just one home run in his first 57.2 innings of the season. Alldred just faltered in the last two weeks of 2022, allowing 16 earned runs and four home runs in 8.2 innings. He allowed two fewer runs in the first 57.2 innings of 2022.
Alldred’s last two weeks may have set his season off course, but you can’t ignore the sub-2.20 ERA he had for nearly the first 60 innings of 2022. Although Alldred already made his MLB debut, he pitched just a single inning before being removed from the 40-man roster. With how much the bullpen has struggled this year in the second half of 2022, it’s surprising the Pirates did not recall the southpaw.