Austin Allen
26-Year-Old CatcherC
Oakland Athletics AAA
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Allen has hit 20-plus homers in each of the past three seasons in the San Diego system while hitting no worse than .283. The Padres' affiliates are in some friendly offensive environments, and El Paso is the best one in the minors so take the .330/.379/.663 line he put up last year with more than a pinch of salt. San Diego gave Allen some time at first base so that he would have some flexibility on the major-league roster, though given Eric Hosmer's durability, and with Francisco Mejia and Austin Hedges on the team, Allen's playing time was always tough to envision. Mejia is slated for a similar role in 2020 and the club wasn't going to move on from the amazing defense Hedges provides, so Allen was the one deemed expendable. The Padres traded him to Oakland in December. He will likely slot in behind Sean Murphy, but keep in mind Murphy has missed significant time with knee issues. Read Past Outlooks
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Sent down to alternate site
COakland Athletics  AAA
September 1, 2020
The Athletics optioned Allen to their alternate training site Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Allen served as the Athletics' 29th man for the club's doubleheader Saturday against the Astros. While Oakland hasn't played since the twin bill after a member of the organization tested positive for COVID-19, the team still needed to cut down to 28 players in advance of its next game, so Allen found himself as the odd man out. Jonah Heim will stick with the big club as the No. 2 catcher behind top option Sean Murphy.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+197%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+211%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .200 10 1 0 1 0 .100 .100 .100
Since 2018vs Right .594 93 4 1 5 0 .221 .280 .314
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .541 32 1 1 3 0 .194 .219 .323
2019vs Left .200 10 1 0 1 0 .100 .100 .100
2019vs Right .621 61 3 0 2 0 .236 .311 .309
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .543 55 2 1 5 0 .212 .255 .288
Since 2018Away .566 48 3 0 1 0 .205 .271 .295
2020Home .579 19 1 1 3 0 .211 .211 .368
2020Away .481 13 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .250
2019Home .520 36 1 0 2 0 .212 .278 .242
2019Away .598 35 3 0 1 0 .219 .286 .313
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Austin Allen compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.07
 
BB Rate
3.1%
 
K Rate
43.8%
 
BABIP
.313
 
ISO
.129
 
AVG
.194
 
OBP
.219
 
SLG
.323
 
OPS
.541
 
wOBA
.238
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
23.5%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
A fourth-round selection in the 2015 draft, Allen hailed from largely unknown Division II Florida Tech but had an extremely successful first full season in the minors. Allen showed a superior ability to make contact, fanning just 69 times in 109 games. Allen only drew 29 walks, though that is difficult to pick on when he hit .320 over an entire season. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Allen is also expected to blast more home runs with his left-handed power stroke. Allen does need more polish behind the dish, and he may not end up sticking behind the plate long term, but he's primed to take another step forward in 2017 while playing in the hitter friendly confines of the California League.
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Serving as 29th man
COakland Athletics  AAA
August 29, 2020
Allen was named as the 29th player for Oakland's doubleheader against the Astros on Saturday.
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Sent to alternate site
COakland Athletics  AAA
August 24, 2020
Allen was optioned to Oakland's alternate training site Monday.
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OK after taking bat to helmet
COakland Athletics  AAA
August 23, 2020
Allen remained in the game in Saturday's loss to the Angels after getting hit in the right side of the head by Tommy La Stella's bat in the second inning, the Associated Press reports.
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Finds success at plate
COakland Athletics  AAA
August 18, 2020
Allen went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.
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Ejected from Sunday's game
COakland Athletics  AAA
August 9, 2020
Allen went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being ejected from Sunday's game against the Astros.
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