Greg Allen

Position: LF
Born: 03/15/93
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
B/T: S/R
Acquired: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Hitting a combined .267 in 76 games between Akron (Double-A) and the Arizona League (Rookie) with two home runs, 26 RBIs and 24 stolen bases while being caught just twice, along with a .345 OBA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Akron on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/01/17

Debut Details
September 1, in the second game of a day-night doubleheader 10-0 win against the Tigers. Pinch-running and then staying in the game to play left field, he went 0-for-1. Coming on in the top of the sixth inning, with five runs already in, one runner on and two outs, he pinch-ran for Lonnie Chisenhall and, after advancing to second on a passed ball, was stranded when Roberto Perez grounded out to end the inning. He came to bat for the first time in the top of the eighth with one on and two outs against fellow debutante left-handed reliever Jairo Labourt and grounded out to third base to end the inning.

Player Notes
Possibly lost amid the hubbub of Mejia's arrival in Cleveland, don't forget about Allen, who could very well be the Indians' leadoff hitter and center fielder for years to come. The speedster out of San Diego State was caught stealing just twice this season, finishing among the Eastern League leaders in stolen bases (still tied for fifth with two days left in the season) and is a prototypical top-of-the-order hitter with plus plus defense in center as well. He's a smart player (SDSU's Student-Athlete of the Year his draft year) who knows how to maximize his tools. In 2016, he combined to hit .295 between Lynchburg (High A) and Akron, adding seven home runs, 44 RBIs and 45 steals with a Carolina League-leading .424 OBA.