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Matthew Allan

| RHP
High School: Seminole HS, Sanford, Fla.
State: Fla.
Commitment: Florida

Ht.: 6'3"
Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Allan has been one of the most consistent prep pitchers in the 2019 class this spring. In fact, his consistency and continued improvement has helped vault the righthander into his current status as the top prep arm available in this year’s draft. Over the summer, Allan showed one of the better pure fastballs among prep pitchers, regularly sitting in the mid-90s. He paired his fastball with a true, 12-to-6 curveball, and both pitches could project as 70-grade offerings down the line. He’s shown the same quality of stuff this spring, but he’s improved his strike-throwing ability with both pitches while also cleaning up his strong, 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. Allan has always had the look of a durable, innings-eating starter, but scouts had previously questioned how well he’d be able to maintain his physique. After his performances this spring, those concerns have quieted. Allan throws out of a slow windup and a three-quarter arm slot—a clean delivery and arm action that most teams are on board with. While Allan’s fastball/curveball combination is the bread and butter of his arsenal—and what will make him a first-round pick this June—he’s also shown a firm, upper-80s changeup that could become an average third offering. Like many amatuer pitchers, he doesn’t throw his changeup often, but scouts have seen it enough to think it could be a weapon for him as he furthers his development. Allan is committed to Florida, but he should be one of the first pitchers selected in this year’s draft.

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