When the Miami Marlins acquired versatile infielder Joey Wendle from the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, the player who went the other way in the deal was outfielder Kameron Misner, Miami’s No. 21 prospect at the time.
Because of this, a new prospect has entered Miami’s Top 30 according to MLB Pipeline.
Brady Allen enters Miami Marlins Top 30 prospects
Outfielder Brady Allen has now entered the Marlins Top 30 prospects at No. 30. If Allen is a name you may not be familiar with, it’s understandable as Allen has yet to play a professional game.
Miami’s 2021 fifth round pick out of South Carolina, Allen is coming off a strong junior season with the Gamecocks in which the 22-year-old slashed .276/.375/.516 with 13 home runs, 42 RBI’s, and 12 stolen bases. Appearing in a total of 57 games, Allen tied for 10th in the SEC in stolen bases, while also posting a perfect fielding percentage in the outfield, a majority of which his time came in center field.
Across his three-year career at South Carolina, Allen slashed a combined .255/.372/.481 across 129 games with 23 home runs, 80 RBI’s, and 19 stolen bases. Allen also posted a career .854 OPS in college, as well as drawing 80 walks compared to 111 strikeouts.
A player who has strong tools across the board, Allen has the ability to hit for both average and power to all parts of the field, as well as impressive speed on the base paths. A strong defender as well, Allen will likely see time at all three outfield spots at some point, all of which he saw time at across three years at South Carolina.
As mentioned previously, Allen has yet to play a professional game as the outfielder underwent Tommy John surgery after the MLB Draft that delayed his pro debut. Now the Miami Marlins No. 30 prospect, Allen will likely make his professional debut at some point during the 2022 season.