Austin Allen

Position: C
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Fort Wayne TinCaps
Age: 22 yrs, 5m
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: 4th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP)

Prospect Spotlight

It’s kind of hard to not to talk about a guy raking .411/.491/.522 through his first 103 PAs of his first full season of pro ball. Taken in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Florida International, Allen has some hit tool utility, just not enough to hit over .400. Allen’s a big boy who can hit for power as well, and his bat is the main draw in his profile. His catch-and-throw skills need work, and his large frame isn’t doing him many favors behind the dish, either. Despite that, Allen’s power potential, penchant for making contact, and his approach at the plate make him an intriguing prospect to keep an eye on for the rest of the season. – Mauricio Rubio