Steve McAllister

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Steven Michael McAllister

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shortstop Steve McAllister was selected by the Houston Astros in the fifth round of the 1981 amateur draft (not one Houston pick that year would appear in the majors) and played six seasons of minor league ball in the Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations.

McAllister hit .273/.321/.317 as a rookie for the GCL Astros Orange. He led Gulf Coast League shortstops in double plays (33) and assists (180). He was named the GCL All-Star shortstop. With the 1982 Asheville Tourists, he produced at a .248/.330/.325 rate and stole 21 bases in 33 tries. He fell to .197/.285/.284 for the 1983 Daytona Beach Astros to end his time in the Houston chain.

After Pittsburgh signed him, he hit .266/.366/.341 with 16 swipes in 20 attempts for the 1984 Macon Pirates. Making it to AA, his highest level, with the 1985 Nashua Pirates, he was moved to 2B and 3B as Félix Fermín held down short; McAllister batted .231/.263/.253 in 36 games. He was back at Nashua in '86, playing 1B, SS, C and 2B and eking out a .200/.294/.222 line in 40 contests.

Overall, McAllister had batted .244/.325/.311 in 446 minor league games, with 51 steals and 26 times caught. He had fielded .945, with a .940 mark at shortstop.

He later was a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, Boston Red Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks. He signed Cal Eldred. His son, Zach McAllister, reached the majors with the Cleveland Indians in 2011.