Kolby Allard
Kolby Allard
22-Year-Old PitcherSP
Texas Rangers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Rangers in July of 2019.
Early exit in loss
PTexas Rangers
September 26, 2019
Allard (4-2) took the loss Wednesday, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk over three innings as the Rangers were routed 10-3 by the Red Sox. He struck out one.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old has logged a couple of good outings for Texas after the trade that brought him over from Atlanta, but Allard finishes his first prolonged stint in the majors with a 4.96 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 33:19 K:BB through 45.1 innings. The Rangers will be counting on the young southpaw to take a big step forward in 2020.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
93
Last 10 Games
93
Last 5 Games
90
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
 
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91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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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 2017
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .353 79 10 7 24 3 1 1
Since 2017vs Right .297 176 26 16 47 6 1 5
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
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-60%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-70%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 9.13 2.11 23.2 2 1 0 4.2 3.8 1.1
Since 2017Away 3.64 1.48 29.2 3 2 0 7.6 3.9 0.9
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
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1.74
 
K/9
6.6
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
4.96
 
WHIP
1.57
 
BABIP
.341
 
GB/FB
1.68
 
Left On Base
67.4%
 
Exit Velocity
88.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.6%
 
Spin Rate
2045 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.4%
 
Swinging Strike
8.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
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Goes five innings in loss
PTexas Rangers
September 18, 2019
Allard (4-1) gave up two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings to take the loss against the Astros on Wednesday.
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No-decision against Rays
PTexas Rangers
September 12, 2019
Allard threw four innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Thursday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits across four innings, striking out one and walking three in a 6-4 win for the Rangers.
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Picks up fourth win
PTexas Rangers
September 5, 2019
Allard (4-0) picked up the win against the Orioles on Thursday, giving up one earned run on eight hits over 6.1 innings, striking out two and walking two as the Rangers prevailed 3-1.
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Falls short of quality start
PTexas Rangers
August 31, 2019
Allard (3-0) struck out four and picked up the win in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Mariners, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings.
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Blanks ChiSox for second win
PTexas Rangers
August 24, 2019
Allard (2-0) picked up the win Saturday, giving up six hits over 6.1 scoreless innings while striking out a career-high eight in a 4-0 victory over the White Sox.
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