MLB Draft Profile: SS Nick Allen

Draftsite is very different than most sites I’ve reviewed for mock and allows a lot of different people to have their mocks. This mock is by a user named cra888444. He has the Mets taking SS Nick Allen with the 20th overall pick in June’s draft.

Allen is VERY good. A shortstop/2nd baseman out of Francis Parker in California, he has a super high ceiling. Intrigued yet? Good because he’s made SIX All-Tournament Teams since 2014 and has captured Most Valuable Player awards in the 2014 California World Series and the 2015 PG/Evoshield National Championship according to MLB.com. If that’s not enough, he also won four championships in three years with CBA Marucci, was invited to the 2016 Perfect Game All-American Classic, the PG Underclass All-American Games and the 2016 National Showcase.

He has a medium frame and is short for his position at 5’9′, but size hasn’t mattered in the recent years as we clearly see what Astros’ star Jose Altuve can do. Defensively, he possesses soft hands and above-average arm strength with decent accuracy on his throws. He’s a defensive wizard at the position, and he has all the tools with killer instincts. With the bat, he has what you would call the “Sandy approach” in that he uses the middle of the field and tries to get on base consistently. He also really has a feel for hitting. He has below average power, but despite that, he makes consistent contact with his short swing and is just a good, natural hitter.

My Thoughts:

Stud. That’s a great word to describe Allen. He just has that awesome potential to me after doing my research. I would absolutely love this pick if he fell to us. He seems to make very flashy plays and looks great at the position. Not only that, but he loves to make contact. He seems like he doesn’t really try to do to much with the bat, which is what I love in young players. I’ve been waiting to find my absolute dream pick and while Hagen Danner is one of them, Allen is my #1 as of right now. Absolutely in love with him for the #20 pick.

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1 Comment

  1. Daylon Monette

    I’ve been Nick Allens coach for CBA Marucci and our previous team name The Rush for 5 years. Funny thing is Hagen Danner was on our team as well from 8-12 until he decided to do the LL World seties thing. Nick is a great pick bc he saves so many runs with his glove it adds to his value and makes u forgot about the lack of conventional power. I always told him not to lose his agility by trying to bulk up to hit 5 more HR a year. Be great at what you are great at. We had Blake rutherford on this team as well and Nick was by far the most valuable player. We don’t win 1 championship without him. Nick pratto is also a great pick if he falls to you and so is Royce Lewis. Royce is a superstar in the making, a walking 30/30. I take him over Hunter Greene bc Hunter still has a lot of goods swings taken off him for the type of stuff he has. Same with Hagen, don’t miss enough bats for me.

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