Nick Allen has made up for his slow start to the 2021 season. After beginning the year on a 0-12 streak, Allen has been one of the hottest prospects in the Oakland A’s farm system. It is no longer a question of if he will end up advancing to Triple-A this season, but when that promotion will happen.
Allen’s impressive run was recognized earlier in the week. On Monday, he was named as the second baseman on the Prospect of the Week team.
Nick Allen recognized for impressive week
It was easy to see why Allen would have been selected to that roster. He had produced an impressive .636/.690/.773 batting line in his 27 plate appearances, drawing five walks while hitting a double and a triple. Allen struck out just four times, and added two stolen bases.
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Those numbers have just added to what has been an impressive season thus far for the A’s infielder. He has produced a .340/.431/.404 batting line in 58 plate appearances entering Wednesday’s action, albeit with just two extra base hits. However, he has drawn seven walks while striking out 16 times, making solid contact this season.
The biggest question with Allen was whether or not he would hit enough to be a viable major league starter. His glove is certainly ready, as he is viewed as a potential Gold Glove winner. Although he showed the potential to be a capable hitter in the minors in 2019, he still needed to prove that was not a fluke.
Yes, it is a small sample size. Nonetheless, the A’s have to be excited with the results thus far. Allen is showing that he could potentially be able to contribute with the bat as well. There is still a long way to go in the season, and he would likely need to show this promise in Triple-A as well, but there is a possible opening at short if the bat continues to play up.
Nick Allen has been impressive thus far. The Oakland A’s infielder was named to the Prospect of the Week team for his excellent showing last week.