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Brandon Allen

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Brandon Allen
Name: Brandon Durell Allen
Born: Feb 12, 1986 in Conroe, Texas USA
High School: Montgomery (Texas) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (149th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 (signed for $175,000)
Allen had Division I-A football potential as a linebacker, but his ability to punish a baseball is more impressive than his ability to punish ballcarriers. There's a lot of raw lefthander power packed in his 6-foot-1, 225-pound frame, which reminds one scout of a smaller version of Phillies minor league slugger Ryan Howard. The question is how well Allen can tap into it. He actually performed better with wood bats last summer than he has with aluminum this spring, when he hit .329 with just two homers. His ability to make contact is an issue, though his supporters believe he'll improve once he devotes himself to baseball full time. A University of Houston recruit, Allen is a very good athlete for his size. He's a solid average runner who plays a competent left field. With teams desperately seeking position players in the 2004 draft, Allen could have been a first-round pick with a strong season. Instead, he'll have to settle for the second or third round.
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