Nick Allen

Nick Allen

25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Oakland Athletics
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Allen began last year in a platoon role with the A's, but he was quickly sent down following a 1-for-16 start. He would go on to bounce between Triple-A and the majors for most of the season before settling in with the big club for the final two months. The patience he had shown during his time at the Triple-A level was not there in his time with Oakland, but Allen was at least able to make contact and hit for a palatable batting average down the stretch. Listed at 5-foot-8, 166 pounds, Allen is severely lacking in the power department, as he's never once reached double-digit homers in a professional season. If he's to ever make an impact in the fantasy realm, he will have to do it with steals and batting average. While not a burner, Allen has shown good efficiency on the basepaths in the minors over the past two seasons. The 25-year-old tentatively projects as the starter at shortstop for the A's entering 2024. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#363
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Athletics in March of 2024.
Swinging hot bat at Vegas
SSOakland Athletics  AAA
June 6, 2024
Allen owns a .420 average and 1.055 OPS over 80 plate appearances in 17 games with Triple-A Las Vegas since being optioned May 3.
ANALYSIS
Allen has eight extra-base hits (six doubles, one triple, one home run), 12 RBI, eight walks, two steals, a hit-by-pitch and 16 runs, making it an all-around dominant showing for the previously struggling shortstop. Allen has also upped his walk rate from a 6.5 percent figure he'd mustered during his time with the Athletics to 10.0 percent, while his strikeout rate has seen a welcome reduction from 24.7 percent to a modest 15.0 percent. Nevertheless, the A's already saw this type of drastic dichotomy from Allen last season, when he thrived in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League but produced strikingly different numbers at the major-league level. With Max Schuemann putting together a solid showing (.261 average, .709 OPS) at shortstop with the big-league club, Allen doesn't appear to have a viable path for a return to the Athletics for the time being.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
7
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+49%
OPS vs LHP
2024
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2023
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+66%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .701 222 30 6 16 3 .261 .307 .394
Since 2022vs Right .471 510 34 3 26 5 .188 .234 .237
2024vs Left .548 29 4 1 1 0 .185 .214 .333
2024vs Right .420 48 0 0 2 0 .163 .234 .186
2023vs Left .686 99 12 2 6 3 .270 .327 .360
2023vs Right .493 230 17 2 14 2 .201 .236 .257
2022vs Left .763 94 14 3 9 0 .276 .315 .448
2022vs Right .459 232 17 1 10 3 .179 .232 .226
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .525 364 31 4 17 6 .213 .246 .278
Since 2022Away .556 368 33 5 25 2 .207 .266 .290
2024Home .524 34 3 0 1 0 .219 .242 .281
2024Away .425 43 1 1 2 0 .132 .214 .211
2023Home .557 169 14 3 9 4 .228 .253 .304
2023Away .543 160 15 1 11 1 .214 .274 .269
2022Home .491 161 14 1 7 2 .196 .241 .250
2022Away .603 165 17 3 12 1 .219 .272 .331
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Stat Review
How does Nick 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
0.26
 
BB Rate
6.5%
 
K Rate
24.7%
 
BABIP
.220
 
ISO
.071
 
AVG
.171
 
OBP
.227
 
SLG
.243
 
OPS
.470
 
wOBA
.215
 
Exit Velocity
83.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.8%
 
Barrels/PA
1.3%
 
Expected BA
.206
 
Expected SLG
.255
 
Sprint Speed
24.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
56.0%
 
Line Drive %
20.0%
 
Fly Ball %
24.0%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Time running out as starter
SSOakland Athletics  AAA
August 18, 2023
Robert Murray of FanSided.com speculates that shortstop prospect Darell Hernaiz could soon be called up by the A's, which could bring an end to Allen's run as the club's primary shortstop.
ANALYSIS
Allen leads Oakland with 58 starts at shortstop this season and has started 24 of 29 games at the position since the All-Star break, but he sports a .204/.254/.282 slash line through 169 games in his big-league career. Hernaiz is one of the organization's top prospects and has a .945 OPS in 30 games since being promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas in mid-July, which could be enough for him to earn some starts in the majors down the stretch.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Allen almost earned an opening day roster spot but began in Triple-A Las Vegas. Soon, the rookie made his MLB debut, then shuttled between the majors and minors until late June, then played regularly the rest of the season. The slick-fielding infielder played both sides of the keystone, spending a more time at shortstop which is where he's earmarked for the upcoming campaign. Allen is a defense-first player with good contact skills, but he's not patient, nor does he hit the ball with much authority as his 84-mph average exit velocity indicates. Allen has speed but stole only three bases. If his defense weren't superb, he'd be a candidate to platoon as the righty swinger had much better splits against lefties. From a fantasy perspective, the fact he'll play a lot is detrimental, since his limited counting stats won't be enough to mitigate the batting average damage.
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Optioned to Las Vegas
SSOakland Athletics  AAA
May 3, 2024
The Athletics optioned Allen to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
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Sitting again versus righty
SSOakland Athletics  AAA
April 28, 2024
Allen is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
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Steps out of lineup
SSOakland Athletics  AAA
April 26, 2024
Allen is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles.
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Belts first homer Thursday
SSOakland Athletics  AAA
April 26, 2024
Allen went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a win over the Yankees on Thursday.
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Recaptures regular role
SSOakland Athletics  AAA
April 22, 2024
Allen will start at shortstop and bat eighth in Monday's game against the Yankees, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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