Quick Scouting Report of New Yankee Scottie Allen

The Yankees traded first baseman Juan Miranda to Arizona today and got a 19-year-old right handed pitcher named Scottie Allen in return.

I didn’t know anything about him, but I did find this brief scouting report via Baseball America:

Allen throws four pitches, three of which grade as average at times, but lacks the one dominating offering to put batters away. He sinks his fastball at 87-91 mph and occasionally breaks out a swing-and-miss slider in the high 70s or a changeup in the same range. His curveball is less refined, but he’s around the zone with it and all his pitches. Wiry strong, Allen has a quick arm, but he tends to tire visibly by the fourth inning. Still, he’s worth taking a flier on because he’s a teenager who already shows a feel for pitching.

Here are his stats since going pro:

Year Lev W L ERA G GS IP H R ER BB SO WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2009 Rk 1 0 0.51 12 0 17.2 9 4 1 7 16 0.906 4.6 0.0 3.6 8.2
2010 A 4 4 4.73 16 16 78.0 88 42 41 22 79 1.410 10.2 0.6 2.5 9.1
2 Seasons 5 4 3.95 28 16 95.2 97 46 42 29 95 1.317 9.1 0.5 2.7 8.9
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/18/2010.

Considering that Miranda is not the type of player that you can really expect to get a lot in return for, this is not a bad player to get. He’s a longshot, but that’s better than another Miranda type.

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One Response to Quick Scouting Report of New Yankee Scottie Allen

  1. Mindkind says:

    The Yankees have no "use" for Miranda so getting "something" for him was the best move.