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Logan Allen

With his #7 placement on this week's Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet, Logan has earned his own thread 🙂

Is he better than Lauer?  Can he be?  Will he be?  Is that good enough to pitch in MLB for years?

I think we'll learn a lot more soon ...

7. Logan Allen, LHP, Padres
Team: Triple-A El Paso (Pacific)
Age: 22
Why He’s Here: 1-0, 1.29, 1 GS, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO

The Scoop: Allen is continuing to prove he is one of the better arms in a stacked San Diego farm system. The lefthander struck out a season-high 10 batters in his only start of the week, needing 104 pitches to navigate through seven innings. The lefthander’s competitiveness and four-pitch mix make for a mature profile on the mound and should help him at the big league level. (JC)

Padres & prospects LH SP's:

Based on Where they've landed in Pads Top 30 rankings, and more importantly multiple outlet to 100 rankings....

Gore > Morejon > L. Allen > Weathers > Luchessi > Lauer > Margevicius

Of course only time will tell.  This is just LHSP's!  The reason I think they need to "consolidate" their SP by using multiple players/prospects to get a frontline SP.

And ... he spits the bit 🙁

Southpaw Logan Allen coughed up seven runs after posting a season-best 10 strikeouts in his previous start.  In fact, over his previous eight appearances, Allen had allowed only eight earned runs total.  Nevertheless, his ERA and FIP both sit around 5.00 in a bloated Pacific Coast League.

Bound to happen in the PCL. I am thoroughly impressed with the string of starts he put together before last night's clunker, though. He flat out dominated in one of the toughest pitching environments in professional baseball. That's very encouraging.

I can’t believe El Paso is good for the development of our top pitching prospects.

I don’t care what they(coaches) say to them....or how much confidence they have,pitching in the PCL is a complete waste of time for these kids.

Facing hitters who will never make the majors who hit 400 ft bombs off of them can not be good for their development.

I would prefer that guys like Allen,Morejon,Weathers,Patino and Gore never play in AAA.


Just does not seem to be stepping up/forward ... per today's DFR ...

Lefty Logan Allen was effective if not dominant through the first five innings Monday. He put at least one man on base in each inning, but had allowed just one run on three straight two-out singles in the fourth. But after he opened the sixth with a strikeout, Allen allowed three more singles and a walk to plate two more before giving way. Both runners he left on base also came around to score, leaving him with another rough final line. Over his last three starts, Allen has allowed 14 earned runs in 15 innings after pitching well in May. Consistency has been an issue for the 22-year-old, who is probably still the Padres’ best option should they need to go into the farm for another starter.

Logan's been good, I've watched a good amount of him on MILB.TV. First of all for his stats you have to consider context. It's not just the PCL and the mlb balls, El Paso is one of the more friendly ballparks in the league (and all of MILB), not only that El paso has loaded up on hit/power guys that can quite frankly not play defense (other than urias and gettys). His 17 HR/FB% is not something I'd worry much about, his FIP is actually 4th best in the league among the 34 pitchers that have thrown 50+ innings.

Anyways, when I've watched him I think his curveball has come a long ways, he used to be largely a 2 pitch pitcher with a very fringy curve (FB/CH). He's sat low 90s, change has been good and I'd project it as plus, curve looks around average but definitely MLB usable. He's nothing to get too excited about if you only care about top of rotation starters, but i think he can be a 4 on a very good team. He's MLB ready imo and clearly way better than Nick already.

WHAT an MLB debut!!!  Well done, Logan!

For the record, a great write up for a great debut!