#PadresOnDeck: Austin Allen Climbs as Catching Field Gets Crowded

By Bill Center

By Bill Center

Austin Allen Climbs as Catching Field Gets Crowded

Austin Allen has hit at every stop he’s played thus far in the Padres system.

Last season, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound, left-handed hitting catcher batted .283 for Advanced Single-A Lake Elsinore. He set career-highs almost across the board, finishing with 31 doubles, a triple and 22 homers for 81 RBIs in 121 games and 515 plate appearances.

He also drew 44 walks and had a .353 on-base percentage and a .497 slugging percentage for a .849 OPS.

Allen’s production has made him a Padres’ top-30 prospect each of the past two seasons by the MLB Pipeline. This season, he’s ranked at №29.

But Allen’s path to the Major League roster has become a bit tougher for Allen as he’s climbed steadily through the Padres system.

The Padres’ varsity catcher is just over a year older than the...

Padres No. 29 prospect Austin Allen continues to climb steadily through the Padres system. #PadresOnDeck

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