Greg Allen
Greg Allen
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cleveland Indians
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Allen opened the 2018 season with Triple-A Columbus, though he appeared in just 47 games for the Clippers as injuries to the Indians' outfield brought him up into a temporary starting role more than once. The speedster initially struggled upon joining the big club, hitting just .204/.248/.301 with four steals across 34 games before being sent back to the minors. Allen was a different player when he returned at the beginning of July, however, slashing .290/.348/.370 with 17 stolen bases in 57 games (42 starts) the rest of the season. He benefitted from some batted-ball luck over his second-half surge, and it's still unknown if his recent success at the plate is sustainable over the course of a full season. Allen's contributions in 2019 will hinge on his volume of playing time. He could be a valuable source of steals if he's afforded a regular role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018.
Mashes against Yankees
OFCleveland Indians
August 15, 2019
Allen went 4-for-5 with a three-run home run, a double, four runs scored and four RBI to help the Indians to a 19-5 win over the Yankees on Thursday.
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It was a huge day for the 26-year-old, who blasted his fourth home run of the season in the eighth inning as part of a four-hit, four-RBI showing. Allen ins't guaranteed everyday playing time with Yasiel Puig back in the fold coming off his suspension, but he's been hot since he was called back up from Triple-A Columbus, and he certainly bolstered his case for at-bats in this contest. For the season, Allen is slashing .257/.315/.426 across 163 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
3
9
6
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
7
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+40%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+125%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+43%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+277%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .502 118 14 1 9 3 .200 .248 .255
Since 2017vs Right .704 400 55 6 40 22 .260 .316 .388
2019vs Left .358 54 7 0 3 0 .154 .185 .173
2019vs Right .804 134 19 4 20 3 .269 .333 .471
2018vs Left .484 52 5 0 2 3 .208 .255 .229
2018vs Right .691 239 31 2 18 18 .267 .322 .369
2017vs Left 1.300 12 2 1 4 0 .400 .500 .800
2017vs Right .345 27 5 0 2 1 .160 .185 .160
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+30%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+31%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+77%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .559 210 26 1 17 9 .227 .275 .284
Since 2017Away .726 308 43 6 32 16 .260 .318 .408
2019Home .555 62 6 0 8 1 .211 .274 .281
2019Away .728 126 20 4 15 2 .246 .298 .430
2018Home .575 133 17 1 9 8 .242 .277 .298
2018Away .721 158 19 1 11 13 .270 .338 .383
2017Home .421 15 3 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154
2017Away .746 24 4 1 6 1 .273 .292 .455
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Stat Review
How does Greg 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 this season's data (min 200 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
0.22
 
BB Rate
4.3%
 
K Rate
19.7%
 
BABIP
.275
 
ISO
.146
 
AVG
.234
 
OBP
.290
 
SLG
.380
 
OPS
.670
 
wOBA
.296
 
Exit Velocity
88.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.3%
 
Barrels/PA
2.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
As if getting off to a slow start last season as a 24-year-old at Double-A wasn't bad enough, Allen missed more than two months after breaking his hand in early May. He was about the same before and after the injury, showing off 70-grade speed on the bases (21-for-23 on stolen-base attempts) while struggling to do damage at the plate. Now entering his age-25 season with just 39 plate appearances above Double-A (all in the majors), the warning signs of a likely fourth outfielder are getting harder to ignore. His speed on the bases could be immensely valuable in fantasy, but he needs to get enough playing time to make an impact. It's possible he is able to be Rajai Davis 2.0, drifting from bad team to bad team, racking up starts in center field and tallying several 40-steal campaigns. Unfortunately, it is hard to see any of that happening in Cleveland, and he is valuable enough as a backup that they have no incentive to get rid of him.
Allen posted a 124 wRC+ and stole 46 bases in 2015, but considering he was 22 and at Low-A, it was easy to overlook. He then bested those numbers across stops at High-A, Double-A and the Arizona Fall League en route to being one of the top pop-up prospects of 2016. Despite his age and draft slot (sixth round in 2014), this is a legitimate high-end prospect. He walked more than he struck out at High-A and maintained an excellent approach at Double-A. His success rate on the bases jumped from 74.2 percent to 77.6 percent while running against more advanced batteries. He sold out for power in the AFL, hitting three home runs in 22 games, but that is not his game. The determining factor for his fantasy value will be his hit tool. If it is a 50 grade, he is Michael Bourn. If it is a 60 or better, he might be Kenny Lofton. Look for him to make his big league debut sometime this summer.
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Seeing more work
OFCleveland Indians
August 14, 2019
Allen will start in left field and bat sixth Wednesday against the Red Sox.
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Smacks third homer
OFCleveland Indians
August 11, 2019
Allen went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Twins.
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Back in big leagues
OFCleveland Indians
August 6, 2019
Allen was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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Returns to minors
OFCleveland Indians
August 1, 2019
Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
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Sixth consecutive start
OFCleveland Indians
July 28, 2019
Allen will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Royals.
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