Jay Allen

20-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Cincinnati Reds A+
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jay Allen in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a $2.4 million contract with the Reds in July of 2021.
Moves up to High-A
OFCincinnati Reds  A+
August 17, 2022
Allen went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Tuesday for High-A Dayton after receiving a promotion from Single-A Daytona.
Allen earned the bump up to High-A after he slashed .230/.360/.348 with four home runs and 31 stolen bases in 301 plate appearances for Daytona. The 19-year-old outfielder showed a discerning eye at the plate (13.8 percent walk rate), and his 6-foot-3 frame should lend itself well to increasing his power production as he adds more strength.
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
The Reds selected Allen, a three-sport prep athlete from Florida, with the 30th-overall pick in last year's draft. Everyone knew he had impressive raw tools and athleticism, but the early returns suggest he is much more advanced than anticipated. Allen slashed .328/.440/.557 with three home runs, 14 steals on 15 attempts, a 10.7 BB% and a 16.0 K% in 75 plate appearances in the Arizona Complex League. He was 59 percent better than the average hitter in that league and was an appropriate age (18) for the level. If we were to nitpick, Allen pulled the ball too much (54.0 Pull%) and hit groundballs too often (58.3 GB%). Even so, his plate skills are ahead of schedule, and those stabilize more quickly than a hitter's batted-ball profile. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Allen figures to keep growing into power, which should be a plus tool for him in time. His speed is trickier to forecast, as there are average grades in the public sphere, but attempting 15 steals in his first 19 games is a good indicator. It seems safe to project some strong combination of power and speed, so as long as he continues to make contact at a solid clip, Allen's fantasy potential will be alluring.
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Controlling strike zone
OFCincinnati Reds  A+
May 30, 2022
Allen isn't yet hitting for power at Single-A Daytona, but he's walked 26 times in 165 plate appearances there, good for a .244/.401/.354 line.
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Ticketed for Daytona
OFCincinnati Reds  A+
March 3, 2022
Allen will likely begin the 2022 season for Low-A Daytona in the Florida State League, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. He hit .328/.440/.557 in the Arizona Complex League after getting drafted with the 30th overall pick in last year's draft.
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Picked 30th overall by Reds
OFCincinnati Reds  A+
July 11, 2021
The Reds have selected Allen with the 30th overall pick in the 2021 first-year player draft.
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