• Full name Jay Fredrick Allen II
  • Born 11/22/2002 in Fort Pierce, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School John Carroll Catholic
  • Drafted in the 1C round (30th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2021 (signed for $2,400,000).
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    An impressive three-sport athlete, Allen was named the third-best athlete among position players in Baseball America’s preseason poll voted on by scouting directors, trailing only Texas shortstop Jordan Lawlar and Pennsylvania outfielder Benny Montgomery among high school players. Allen was a talented high school quarterback and basketball player at Carroll Catholic, and scouts were impressed with how easily he seemed to bounce from the basketball court to the diamond and swing the bat well. Allen impressed evaluators with his ability to drive the ball to both sides of the field this spring, against solid pitching, and those who believe in his bat think he has a chance to add solid power in the future as he fills out a 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame. While Allen has turned in plus run times in the past, some scouts were surprised with the lack of explosion Allen showed in the run times they got on the stopwatch this spring. At the same time, he’s shown impressive baserunning instincts in the past with good acceleration and a solid first step. For teams who believe Allen is more of a good runner than a great one, there will likely be some concern that he has to move off of center field to a corner, but there are scouts who think he will be able to handle center field and also be a top-of-the-lineup hitter. Allen is committed to Florida, but some teams like him inside the top-two rounds.

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Career Transactions

  • Dayton Dragons sent OF Jay Allen II on a rehab assignment to ACL Reds.
  • Dayton Dragons transferred OF Jay Allen II from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Left thumb UCL sprain.
  • Dayton Dragons placed OF Jay Allen II on the 7-day injured list. Left thumb UCL sprain.
  • OF Jay Allen II and assigned to Cincinnati Reds.

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