Plus arm speed, high three-quarters slot, clean arm path; slight deception, consistent drive with extension; slight recoil, can cut off and finish high; occasional arm drag, generally repeats well; average build, room to grow slightly but will remain average in stature, must continue to prove health and ability to handle workload; confident on mound, competitive
Plus arm-side run and sink, explosive life to arm side; above-average feel for commanding arm side, less consistet life to glove side, confidence to attack both sides; above-average plane despite average height, occasionally flattens and leaves up, above-average command
Consistent 1-7 break, will flash 12/6; plus-plus depth, falls off table when on top; tight spin with two-plane ability and late bite, occasionally shows hump and loosens; inconsistent present feel from start to start, will flash plus-plus
Average depth and fade, deception, late movement when turned over; occasionally slows actions or releases firm, inconsistent present feel; framework for average pitch, will flash above-average
With above-average command potential of two plus pitches - and a third with average potential - Allard has the ingredients to develop into a No. 2 or 3 starter with occasional flashes of frontline ability. His profile is a safe bet as a No. 3 starter. The biggest question is whether he can handle the workload that comes with the role; he has back surgery on his resume, and while the frame isn't slight, it's an average build without much room to grow. If Allard can stay healthy and log the necessary innings, he has the ability to develop into a talented major-league starting pitcher.