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Austin Allen

#25 | C/DH | MarlinsMIA
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Austin Allen
Name: Austin Michael Allen
Born: Jan 16, 1994 in St. Louis, MO
College: Florida Tech
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (117th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2015 (signed for $484,000)
Allen has emerged this spring as the top position-playing prospect in Division II. He has made significant strides since arriving at Florida Tech from the St. Louis area. Allen has plus raw power and has done a good job of getting to it in games this season. In 49 games this spring, he hit 11 home runs and slugged .728. He generates good bat speed and has plenty of strength in his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame. While scouts have some questions about how he'd fare against better pitching, his defense presents a larger concern. Allen has an average arm and is an adequate receiver. But he's already larger than most big league catchers and will need to improve his footwork and ability to block balls to stay at the position. If he does have to move, he will be limited to first base by his bottom-of-the-scale speed. Despite concerns about his ultimate position, a team will likely take a chance on Allen in the first five rounds. That would make him the highest drafted player in Florida Tech history, eclipsing Jon Baksh, a seventh-round pick in 2006.
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