Austin Allen

28-Year-Old CatcherC
St. Louis Cardinals AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Austin Allen in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Traded to the Cardinals in August of 2022.
Traded to Cardinals
CSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
August 2, 2022
Allen was traded from Oakland to St. Louis on Tuesday in exchange for Carlos Guarate.
ANALYSIS
Allen owns a career .195/.252/.288 slash line in 57 career major-league games, five of which came this year. He'll likely serve as organizational depth for his new team.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+57%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+433%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .347 9 1 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125
Since 2020vs Right .546 47 3 2 4 0 .178 .213 .333
2022vs Left .533 6 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200
2022vs Right .100 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000
2021vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2021vs Right 1.400 5 2 1 1 0 .400 .400 1.000
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .541 32 1 1 3 0 .194 .219 .323
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+20%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .485 33 2 2 4 0 .152 .152 .333
Since 2020Away .554 23 2 0 0 0 .200 .304 .250
2022Home .000 8 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022Away .542 8 1 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167
2021Home .833 6 1 1 1 0 .167 .167 .667
2021Away 1.000 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2020Home .579 19 1 1 3 0 .211 .211 .368
2020Away .481 13 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .250
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Stat Review
How does Austin Allen compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.11
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
56.3%
 
BABIP
.200
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.071
 
OBP
.188
 
SLG
.071
 
OPS
.259
 
wOBA
.144
 
Exit Velocity
92.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
Expected BA
.067
 
Expected SLG
.108
 
Sprint Speed
20.0 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
40.0%
 
Line Drive %
0.0%
 
Fly Ball %
60.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Allen came up through the San Diego system with a propensity for hitting, but was buried on the catching depth chart by Austin Hedges and Francisco Mejia. The Padres sent Allen up I-5 to Oakland in a deal for Jurickson Profar, and there was hope that he could take advantage of the opportunity in a platoon situation with Sean Murphy. However, Allen showed little ability to handle major-league pitching when he was given playing time and was eventually sent back to camp to work on his skills. One bad season should not write off his future, but the fact Murphy established himself as the C1 and Jonah Heim leapfrogged him into the C2 spot puts Allen back on the train to Triple-A for 2021 unless he has a huge camp. At 27, Allen is running out of time to establish his toehold in the majors.
Allen has hit 20-plus homers in each of the past three seasons in the San Diego system while hitting no worse than .283. The Padres' affiliates are in some friendly offensive environments, and El Paso is the best one in the minors so take the .330/.379/.663 line he put up last year with more than a pinch of salt. San Diego gave Allen some time at first base so that he would have some flexibility on the major-league roster, though given Eric Hosmer's durability, and with Francisco Mejia and Austin Hedges on the team, Allen's playing time was always tough to envision. Mejia is slated for a similar role in 2020 and the club wasn't going to move on from the amazing defense Hedges provides, so Allen was the one deemed expendable. The Padres traded him to Oakland in December. He will likely slot in behind Sean Murphy, but keep in mind Murphy has missed significant time with knee issues.
A fourth-round selection in the 2015 draft, Allen hailed from largely unknown Division II Florida Tech but had an extremely successful first full season in the minors. Allen showed a superior ability to make contact, fanning just 69 times in 109 games. Allen only drew 29 walks, though that is difficult to pick on when he hit .320 over an entire season. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Allen is also expected to blast more home runs with his left-handed power stroke. Allen does need more polish behind the dish, and he may not end up sticking behind the plate long term, but he's primed to take another step forward in 2017 while playing in the hitter friendly confines of the California League.
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Remains in organization
COakland Athletics  AAA
May 4, 2022
Allen cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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Designated for assignment
COakland Athletics  AAA
May 2, 2022
Allen was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday.
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Reinstated from COVID-19 IL
COakland Athletics  AAA
April 21, 2022
Allen (undisclosed) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on COVID-19 IL
COakland Athletics  AAA
Undisclosed
April 18, 2022
Allen was placed on the COVID-19 injured list for an undisclosed reason Monday.
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Placed on restricted list
COakland Athletics  AAA
Undisclosed
April 15, 2022
Allen (undisclosed) was placed on the restricted list ahead of Friday's series opener at Toronto, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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