Greg Allen

Greg Allen

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Pittsburgh Pirates
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Greg Allen in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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#599
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2022.
Cast off 40-man roster
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
September 26, 2022
Allen was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Allen lost out on regular playing time recently, and he was in the lineup just eight times over the first 23 games in September. He hit just .186 with two homers, 17 runs, eight RBI and eight stolen bases over 46 games this season and will lose his spot on the 40-man roster after Miguel Andujar was added to the active roster.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
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#7
#8
#9
1
1
3
10
3
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
6
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+14%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+115%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .590 82 10 1 5 3 .208 .284 .306
Since 2020vs Right .620 132 20 2 9 12 .193 .308 .312
2022vs Left .493 60 6 1 4 2 .182 .220 .273
2022vs Right .562 74 11 1 4 6 .190 .292 .270
2021vs Left 1.367 15 4 0 1 1 .500 .667 .700
2021vs Right .636 33 5 0 1 4 .185 .303 .333
2020vs Left .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .781 25 4 1 4 2 .211 .360 .421
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+33%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+85%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+70%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .696 103 21 2 8 9 .236 .314 .382
Since 2020Away .524 111 9 1 6 6 .163 .284 .239
2022Home .571 64 12 1 2 5 .196 .286 .286
2022Away .493 70 5 1 6 3 .177 .235 .258
2021Home 1.167 20 6 0 2 3 .400 .500 .667
2021Away .630 28 3 0 0 2 .182 .357 .273
2020Home .655 19 3 1 4 1 .222 .211 .444
2020Away .385 13 1 0 0 1 .000 .385 .000
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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 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.24
 
BB Rate
7.5%
 
K Rate
31.3%
 
BABIP
.267
 
ISO
.085
 
AVG
.186
 
OBP
.260
 
SLG
.271
 
OPS
.531
 
wOBA
.243
 
Exit Velocity
87.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.0%
 
Barrels/PA
1.5%
 
Expected BA
.176
 
Expected SLG
.246
 
Sprint Speed
24.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
52.7%
 
Line Drive %
13.5%
 
Fly Ball %
33.8%
 
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Allen spent the first month of the 2020 season shuttling between Cleveland's active roster and the alternate training site. He was slashing .160/.214/.320 when Cleveland shipped him to San Diego as part of the Mike Clevinger deal. The Padres started Allen in one game before demoting him to their alternate site for the duration of the season. His allure is speed, but as the expression goes, "you can't steal first base." Allen's OBP in 2019 and 2020 was sub-.300, with the only glimmer of hope being he finally showed some patience last season, though it was wiped out by a career-worst 31.3 K%. Now with the Yankees following a January trade, Allen remains little more than organizational depth, with a chance to make the major-league roster in 2021 as a defensive replacement.
Love will make a person do crazy things, and speed will make a fantasy player do crazy things like draft Allen. The switch hitter stole 21 bases in just 91 games with the Indians in 2018 and had multiple 30-plus steal seasons on the farm prior to his arrival to the big leagues. He was also passable in the BA department in 2018, but a 1.4% barrel rate and 84.7 mph average exit velocity showed a distinct lack of thump in his bat. Manager Terry Francona clearly wasn't a believer, as he tabbed Jake Bauers, Leonys Martin and Tyler Naquin as his primary outfielders for the start of the season. Allen was demoted in late April and ended up riding the shuttle back and forth for most of the summer. The strong walk rates Allen showed at the lower levels haven't translated, and while a 20.7 K% isn't bad in a vacuum, it's way too high for a player with as little pop as Allen. He's a fourth outfielder.
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.
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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Homers, steals eighth base
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
September 11, 2022
Allen went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and a stolen base in a 4-3 loss Sunday against the Cardinals.
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Swipes seventh bag
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
September 4, 2022
Allen pinch ran in the ninth inning and stole second base Sunday against the Blue Jays.
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Loses out on regular role
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
August 30, 2022
Allen is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Gets breather Monday
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
August 29, 2022
Allen is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.
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Not starting Wednesday
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
August 24, 2022
Allen isn't starting Wednesday against Atlanta.
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