C - OAK
Austin Allen went 1-for-3 with a two run home run, two RBI, and a run scored in Wednesday’s comeback win over the Rangers.
Allen has appeared in six games this year slashing .143/.200/.357 in only 15 plate appearances. Allen, 25, was off to a nice start back in Spring training and hit .262 with 13 homers over 270 at bats for the Padres Triple A affiliate last year. Sean Murphy is not off to a great start either, and Allen bats from the left side leaving Allen on the better side of the platoon if the A’s go that route. Something to keep an eye on as the season rolls on.
Austin Allen went 2-for-3 with one RBI Tuesday against the Royals.
Allen is hitting .406 with two home runs and ten RBI with a 1.097 OPS so far this spring. Allen, 25, batted .262 with 13 home runs in 270 triple A plate appearances last year. He should split the catching duties with Sean Murphy to start the season.
With Double-A San Antonio last week, Allen batted .500 with two HR, four RBI, three doubles, and seven runs scored in 6 games.
The Padres have incredible depth at catcher in their farm system. Allen is batting .355 with six HR, 10 RBI, six doubles, and 12 runs scored in 16 games this season. He is also leading the Texas League in SLG at .742. There is no question the man can hit. The only question is when he eventually makes it to the majors, what position will he play.