Kolby Allard
Kolby Allard
23-Year-Old PitcherSP
Texas Rangers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Allard got his first real audition in the major-league rotation over the final two months of 2019 after he was traded from the Braves to the Rangers. The 22-year-old failed to generate many strikeouts, recording just a 15.9 K% while losing some of his control (9.1 BB%). Despite the lack of traditional dominance, Allard limited hard contact, with a stellar 0.6 HR/9 rate and an elite 2.6% barrels/BBE rate. Allard has the tools to generate more strikeouts, but could stand to improve the movement on his pitches in order to become a more valuable fantasy asset. The southpaw may have to bide his time for a rotation spot after the team brought in Corey Kluber, Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles this offseason, and Allard still needs to prove himself on the field before he can be considered more than an AL-only option. Read Past Outlooks
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Blanks Angels in no-decision
PTexas Rangers
August 8, 2020
Allard didn't factor into the decision during Saturday's 2-0 win over the Angels, allowing two hits and a walk over five scoreless innings. He struck out six.
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After David Fletcher greeted him with a leadoff double to begin the game, Allard settled in and retired 10 straight batters before issuing a free pass to Anthony Rendon in the fourth inning. The 22-year-old southpaw has been sharp since moving into the rotation, posting a 1.00 ERA and 9:3 K:BB through nine innings in his two starts, but Allard will face a tough task in his next outing next weekend -- a road start in Coors Field.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
85
Last 10 Games
85
Last 5 Games
85
How many pitches does Kolby Allard generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Kolby Allard generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .329 84 15 7 24 3 1 1
Since 2018vs Right .277 206 30 19 51 7 2 5
2020vs Left .000 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .154 30 4 3 4 1 1 0
2019vs Left .296 63 10 6 16 2 1 0
2019vs Right .275 145 23 13 36 5 1 3
2018vs Left .571 16 0 1 8 1 0 1
2018vs Right .407 31 3 3 11 1 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-70%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 7.53 1.85 28.2 2 1 0 5.3 3.5 0.9
Since 2018Away 3.48 1.43 33.2 3 2 0 7.5 4.0 0.8
2020Home 0.00 0.60 5.0 0 0 0 10.8 1.8 0.0
2020Away 2.25 1.00 4.0 0 0 0 6.8 4.5 0.0
2019Home 8.66 1.92 17.2 1 1 0 4.6 3.6 1.0
2019Away 2.60 1.34 27.2 3 1 0 7.8 3.9 0.3
2018Home 10.50 2.67 6.0 1 0 0 3.0 4.5 1.5
2018Away 18.00 3.50 2.0 0 1 0 4.5 4.5 9.0
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Stat Review
How does Kolby Allard compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
91.8 mph
 
ERA
1.00
 
WHIP
0.78
 
BABIP
.196
 
GB/FB
0.50
 
Left On Base
85.7%
 
Exit Velocity
82.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.0%
 
Spin Rate
2209 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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What Allard lacks in terms of dominance (sub-8.0 K/9 rates at both Double- and Triple-A) he makes up for to a decent extent with good control and home-run suppression. Allard issued free passes at a 7.4% clip with Triple-A Gwinnett in 2018 and gave up all of six home runs in 112.1 innings with the Braves' top affiliate. He's not a huge groundball pitcher (38% last season), but he's nevertheless proven effective at limiting the long ball with his HR/9 never exceeding even 0.75 HR/9 on the farm. The lefty was knocked around for three homers in his limited exposure to big-leaguers (eight innings), and it's possible he won't be so good at limiting homers in the majors, but at the very least the control should translate. While he's behind several arms in the organization and the floor may not be as steady as it once seemed, Allard still stands a chance to be a useful back-end starter, possibly as soon as this season.
If Allard threw just a bit harder, he would be a very good bet to make it as a No. 3 starter, with the potential to exceed that projection. He could have a plus curveball, plus changeup and plus command from the left side, which puts his secondary tools in the top one percent of left-handed pitching prospects. While many evaluators expected him to add a tick or two to his fastball in pro ball, we are still waiting on that, as he routinely sat in the 89-91 mph range last season. His ability to locate his fastball early in the count and lean on his extremely advanced secondaries allowed him to have success against Double-A hitters, despite being the youngest pitcher in the Southern League after skipping High-A entirely. Most impressively, he was able to log 150 innings, putting to rest concerns about his previous back injuries and perceived fragility. He will head to Triple-A and has a chance to reach the majors before his 21st birthday in mid-August.
Pitching depth is typically the first thing mentioned when the Braves' farm system gets brought up. It's worth keeping that depth in mind when noting that no pitcher in that system offers the combination of floor and ceiling that Allard brings to the table. The projectable southpaw missed the first two months of the season with a back injury and then gave up 11 runs in 12 innings over his first three starts with Low-A Rome, leading to a demotion to the Appalachian League. However, he made the necessary adjustments and returned to the Sally League in mid-July, using a plus fastball and plus curveball to cruise to the finish with a 2.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 50:16 K:BB over his final eight starts (48 innings). It's scary to think what he might do this year as a 19-year-old in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League.
More Fantasy News
Allows one run in no-decision
PTexas Rangers
August 2, 2020
Allard yielded one run on two hits and two walks over four innings Sunday, striking out three batters in the win over San Francisco. He did not factor in the decision.
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First start coming Sunday
PTexas Rangers
July 30, 2020
Allard will replace Corey Kluber (shoulder) in the Texas rotation and make his first start Sunday in San Francisco.
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Filling in for Kluber
PTexas Rangers
July 27, 2020
Allard will replace Corey Kluber (shoulder) in the rotation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Improves second time out
PTexas Rangers
July 12, 2020
Allard allowed an unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out five over four innings in Saturday's intrasquad game, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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Will be depth starter
PTexas Rangers
June 25, 2020
Allard and Joe Palumbo will serve as a depth starters for the Rangers, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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