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Logan Allen
Trending: ↑ 13%
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 23

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 8, #231, Boston Red Sox | IMG Academy
MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 3.0 1 2.00
2 Seasons 2 3 5.87 10 4 0 30.2 18 1.79
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 1 0-0 3.00 3.0 1 2.00
2 Seasons 10 2-3 5.87 30.2 18 1.79

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 2 Teams 127 2 3 6.18 9 4 0 27.2 36 20 19 4 13 17 1.77
2019 CLE AL 9 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 2.1 3 0 0 0 0 3 1.29
2019 SD NL 118 2 3 6.75 8 4 0 25.1 33 20 19 4 13 14 1.82
2020 CLE AL 15 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 2 1 2.00
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

Though he was an eighth-round pick out of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) in 2015, Allen secured the third-highest bonus in Boston's crop that year, giving up a commitment to South Carolina to sign for $725,000. The Red Sox sent him to the Padres as part of the Craig Kimbrel trade five months later, and San Diego shipped him to Cleveland in a three-team deal with the Reds last July. The Double-A Texas League pitcher of the year in 2018, he had trouble adjusting to the baseballs in Triple-A and the Majors last year and recorded a 5.93 ERA between four stops.

Allen's best pitch is a Vulcan changeup that grades as plus and tumbles at the plate when it's on, though he had trouble maintaining the feel for it with the smaller seams on the Triple-A and MLB baseballs. He sets it up with a four-seam fastball that sits at 91-94 mph and tops out at 96, standing out more for its command than its life. He lacks natural aptitude for spinning the ball and has found more success by developing an average slider and using his slurvy curveball less often.

Allen had advanced pitchability for a youngster, providing regular strikes while mixing four pitches. He hasn't missed a start since elbow soreness cost him a couple of months during his first full pro season and can be an efficient innings-eater in the middle of a rotation. The Indians could use a left-handed starter, and he and Scott Moss are the only candidates on their 40-man roster.


2019

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

Allen pitched for IMG Academy's (Fla.) high school squad as a senior before going to the Red Sox in the eighth round of the 2015 Draft and signing for $725,000. He already has been traded twice, getting dealt to the Padres in a package for Craig Kimbrel in November 2015 and going to the Indians in the three-team swap that sent Trevor Bauer to the Reds this July. The Double-A Texas League Pitcher of the Year in 2018, he made his big league debut this June but has struggled this year in Triple-A and the Majors.

 After pitching with a below-average fastball at the outset of his career, Allen now operates more in the 92-94 mph range with late life. He's aggressive with his fastball placement and confidently attacks right-handed hitters on the inner half of the plate. A changeup that receives plus grades and plays nicely off his heater is his best secondary offering, and he also has feel for throwing his curveball and slider for strikes, with the latter grading as the better pitch.

Allen battled elbow issues during his first full pro season but has been healthy since. His four-pitch mix and pitchability give him a higher floor than ceiling, and he has the durability needed to be a workhorse starter in the big leagues.


2018

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55

Allen pitched for IMG Academy's (Fla.) high school squad as a senior before going to the Red Sox in the eighth round of the 2015 Draft and signing for $725,000. After a solid pro debut, he was one of four players shipped to the Padres as part of the Craig Kimbrel trade in November. Allen was bothered by left elbow soreness the following year, limiting his time on the mound, but a healthy campaign allowed him to begin moving through the Minors in 2017, as Allen finished the season as a 20-year-old in the Class A Advanced California League before opening 2018 in Double-A.

After pitching with a below-average fastball at the outset of his career, Allen now operates more in the 92-94 mph range with late life, though his velocity can fluctuate at times. He's aggressive with his fastball location, too, with a willingness to attack right-handed hitters on the inner half of the plate. A changeup and a curveball comprise Allen's secondary arsenal. The former is well ahead of the latter, at times flashing plus, though his breaking ball stands to improve once he learns to better repeat his release point.

Allen's pitchability and knack for pounding the zone with his three-pitch mix should aid him as he continues his trek through the Padres' system. Health and durability are still concerns with the physically mature left-hander, but he did his part to assuage them in 2017 by tossing a career-high 125 innings, more than double his workload from the previous year.



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 450 95 6 6.3 92.7 3.3 35.8 .333 .564 .401 .418 .451 52.1 13.4 10.2 6.18 8.21
2020 63 11 1 9.1 91.2 6.3 27.3 .289 .392 .395 .380 .322 36.4 6.7 13.3 3.00 6.08
ALL 513 106 7 6.6 92.6 3.6 34.9 .329 .548 .400 .414 .438 50.5 12.7 10.6
MLB 41233 6.3 88.2 11.9 32.7 .250 .415 .317 .322 .377 34.7 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/11/2020 Cleveland Indians recalled LHP Logan Allen from Indians Alternate Training Site.
03/19/2020 Cleveland Indians optioned LHP Logan Allen to Columbus Clippers.
09/30/2019 Cleveland Indians recalled LHP Logan Allen from Columbus Clippers.
08/15/2019 Cleveland Indians optioned LHP Logan Allen to Columbus Clippers.
08/14/2019 Cleveland Indians recalled Logan Allen from Columbus Clippers.
08/02/2019 Columbus Clippers activated LHP Logan Allen.
07/31/2019 Cincinnati Reds Traded CF Taylor Trammell to San Diego Padres; San Diego Padres Traded RF Franmil Reyes, LHP Logan Allen and 3B Victor Nova to Cleveland Indians; Cincinnati Reds Traded LHP Scott Moss and RF Yasiel Puig to Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Indians Traded RHP Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati Reds.
07/31/2019 Cleveland Indians optioned LHP Logan Allen to Columbus Clippers.
07/27/2019 San Diego Padres optioned LHP Logan Allen to El Paso Chihuahuas.
06/18/2019 San Diego Padres recalled Logan Allen from El Paso Chihuahuas.
01/24/2019 San Diego Padres invited non-roster LHP Logan Allen to spring training.
08/10/2018 LHP Logan Allen assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas from San Antonio Missions.
06/24/2018 San Antonio Missions activated LHP Logan Allen from the 7-day disabled list.
06/11/2018 San Antonio Missions placed LHP Logan Allen on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 9, 2018.
04/01/2018 LHP Logan Allen assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.
06/27/2017 LHP Logan Allen assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
08/24/2016 Fort Wayne TinCaps activated LHP Logan Allen from the 7-day disabled list.
08/14/2016 Fort Wayne TinCaps sent LHP Logan Allen on a rehab assignment to Tri-City Dust Devils.
08/05/2016 Fort Wayne TinCaps sent LHP Logan Allen on a rehab assignment to AZL Padres.
06/11/2016 Fort Wayne TinCaps placed LHP Logan Allen on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 9, 2016.
11/16/2015 LHP Logan Allen assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps.
11/13/2015 San Diego Padres traded RHP Craig Kimbrel to Boston Red Sox for 3B Carlos Asuaje, SS Javier Guerra, LHP Logan Allen and CF Manuel Margot.
09/03/2015 LHP Logan Allen assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
07/22/2015 GCL Red Sox activated LHP Logan Allen from the temporarily inactive list.
07/03/2015 GCL Red Sox placed LHP Logan Allen on the temporarily inactive list.
06/22/2015 LHP Logan Allen assigned to GCL Red Sox.
06/21/2015 Boston Red Sox signed LHP Logan Allen.