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Kolby Allard

Kolby Allard

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 190 | Age: 22
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 1, #14, Atlanta Braves) - San Clemente (CA) HS
Anaheim, CA USA
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Fastball Velocity
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Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
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Sprint Speed
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 4 2 4.96 9 9 0 45.1 33 1.57
2 Seasons 5 3 6.08 12 10 0 53.1 36 1.76
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 9 4-2 4.96 45.1 33 1.57
2 Seasons 12 5-3 6.08 53.1 36 1.76

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 ATL NL 47 1 1 12.38 3 1 0 8.0 19 12 11 3 4 3 2.88
2019 TEX AL 208 4 2 4.96 9 9 0 45.1 52 26 25 3 19 33 1.57
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50

The top-rated high school left-hander in the 2015 Draft, Allard has moved quickly since signing with the Braves for an over-slot $3,042,400 as the 14th overall pick. But while he made his Major League debut at age 20 in 2018, his stuff has plateaued and he stands out more for his high floor than his stuff. The Rangers acquired him this July in exchange for strike-throwing reliever Chris Martin.

Allard's fastball comes in at 88-93 mph, grading out as fringy based on velocity, but it plays up to average because he commands the pitch well. Both his changeup and curveball can be above-average, but neither present themselves as true out pitches at the big league level. He's a good strike-thrower but needs pinpoint command to have success in the Majors.

Allard is way ahead of the curve age-wise, providing hope he can figure things out. He knows he can't make a mistake over the plate and is very good to his arm side, but he needs to improve his glove-side command. If he can do a better job of pitching inside against right-handed hitters, that could help him stick as a back-end starter in the big leagues.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 161 39 4 10.3 91.7 16.1 .417 .751 .530 .515 .532 41.0 6.4 8.5
2019 837 153 4 2.6 87.9 9.7 .290 .407 .322 .333 .356 35.9 15.9 9.1
ALL 998 192 8 4.2 88.7 11.0 .313 .469 .360 .366 .391 37.0 14.1 9.0
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/09/2019 Texas Rangers recalled LHP Kolby Allard from Nashville Sounds.
08/08/2019 Nashville Sounds placed LHP Kolby Allard on the reserve list.
08/03/2019 Nashville Sounds activated LHP Kolby Allard.
07/30/2019 Texas Rangers traded RHP Chris Martin to Atlanta Braves for LHP Kolby Allard.
07/30/2019 Texas Rangers optioned LHP Kolby Allard to Nashville Sounds.
03/12/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Kolby Allard to Gwinnett Stripers.
08/29/2018 Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Kolby Allard from Gwinnett Stripers.
08/19/2018 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Kolby Allard to Gwinnett Stripers.
08/11/2018 Atlanta Braves recalled Kolby Allard from Gwinnett Stripers.
08/08/2018 Kolby Allard returned to Gwinnett Stripers from Atlanta Braves.
08/07/2018 Atlanta Braves recalled Kolby Allard from Gwinnett Stripers.
08/01/2018 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Kolby Allard to Gwinnett Stripers.
07/31/2018 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of Kolby Allard from Gwinnett Stripers.
04/05/2018 LHP Kolby Allard assigned to Gwinnett Stripers.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster LHP Kolby Allard to spring training.
04/04/2017 LHP Kolby Allard assigned to Mississippi Braves from Rome Braves.
07/20/2016 LHP Kolby Allard assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
07/18/2016 LHP Kolby Allard assigned to Rome Braves.
07/18/2016 Rome Braves activated LHP Kolby Allard.
06/23/2016 LHP Kolby Allard assigned to Danville Braves from Rome Braves.
06/06/2016 LHP Kolby Allard assigned to Rome Braves from GCL Braves.
07/28/2015 LHP Kolby Allard assigned to GCL Braves.
07/13/2015 Atlanta Braves signed LHP Kolby Allard.