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Greg Allen

Born: 03/15/1993 (Age: 24)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 175
Primary Position: CF
Physical/Health
Shorter, fairly muscular, in-shape. Little projection remaining, plus athlete.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 08/15/2017
Dates Seen 4x in July
Affiliate Akron RubberDucks (AA, Indians)
Makeup

Stayed level-headed; assertive enough to stick in CF.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Mild 50 45; Second Division Regular/Quality 4th OF Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Hands start low, has compact stroke from both sides. Fairly smooth swing as RHH, above-average bat speed, still late on velo at times. Quality barrel control allows for use of the entire field. Flashed ability to turn on pitches, although not his strength. Bat stays in zone, has solid plate coverage, fights off borderline pitches; tough to K. Employs a patient approach. Capable bunter. Projects to have average hit utility.
Power 30 Average raw, power comes mainly from left side, can be sneaky at times. Mild load, mild leveragel can run into HR power on occasion. Lack of consistent uppercut. Plays to gaps; plus doubles hitter, prefers to drive tup the middle. Projects to well below-average game utility.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Timed 4.10. Hustles, bursts out of the box, plus stolen base threat.
Glove 55 Athletic enough to stick in CF, runs down balls in the gaps. Plus range, capable of flash plays, needs to settle down in CF, took a few weird routes.
Arm 55 Shows above-average arm strength. Makes all the throws necessary to stick in CF, gets power behind throws on the move.

Overall

Allen is a typical top-of-the-order threat who uses a contact-oriented approach and speed to get on base. His stroke plays similarly on both sides. He flashes the barrel control needed to cover the plate while making consistent line-drive contact to all fields. Allen drives balls at times, but that’s just not his game given his fairly linear swing and short mechanics. He profiles as a potential top-of-the-order starter who has a floor of a quality, speedy fourth outfielder

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