Hands start low, has compact stroke from both sides. Fairly smooth swing as RHH, above-average bat speed, still late on velo at times. Quality barrel control allows for use of the entire field. Flashed ability to turn on pitches, although not his strength. Bat stays in zone, has solid plate coverage, fights off borderline pitches; tough to K. Employs a patient approach. Capable bunter. Projects to have average hit utility.
Average raw, power comes mainly from left side, can be sneaky at times. Mild load, mild leveragel can run into HR power on occasion. Lack of consistent uppercut. Plays to gaps; plus doubles hitter, prefers to drive tup the middle. Projects to well below-average game utility.
Timed 4.10. Hustles, bursts out of the box, plus stolen base threat.
Athletic enough to stick in CF, runs down balls in the gaps. Plus range, capable of flash plays, needs to settle down in CF, took a few weird routes.
Shows above-average arm strength. Makes all the throws necessary to stick in CF, gets power behind throws on the move.
Allen is a typical top-of-the-order threat who uses a contact-oriented approach and speed to get on base. His stroke plays similarly on both sides. He flashes the barrel control needed to cover the plate while making consistent line-drive contact to all fields. Allen drives balls at times, but that’s just not his game given his fairly linear swing and short mechanics. He profiles as a potential top-of-the-order starter who has a floor of a quality, speedy fourth outfielder