The Padres have called up 22 year-old lefty Logan Allen.
With the Padres pitching staff in dire need of reinforcements after a historically poor performance in Denver, the Padres have called up Logan Allen to make his major league debut.
The 22 year-old Floridian has been pitching in Triple-A much of the past two seasons.
This year, in 13 starts for Triple-A El Paso, it has been an up-and-down ride for Allen, with a 5.15 ERA while walking 3.4 batters per nine innings.
However, since May 1, his numbers have improved considerably, with a 3.82 ERA and 4.11 FIP in those eight starts.
Logan Allen will be called up to start tomorrow's game for the Padres, sources tell The Athletic. John Cena owes him a dollar.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) June 17, 2019
Allen was an eighth round pick in 2015 by the Boston Red Sox before being dealt to San Diego in the deal that sent Craig Kimbrel to Boston. He is currently ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Padres’ fifth-best prospect and is ranked 61st overall in Minor League Baseball.
Allen boosts a starting rotation that has been hit hard with innings limits, poor performances, bumps and bruises.
— Nick Lee (@NickLee51) April 11, 2019
Allen’s fastball stays in the low to mid-90s and he has a plus changeup with a slider that is developing into a solid third pitch. He occasionally mixes in a curveball as well. Since being dealt to the Padres organization, Allen has started 75 games over six levels, posting a 3.20 ERA with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings and a solid 3.51 FIP.
This Padres pitching staff is searching for answers as the staff as a whole is 19th in team ERA.
It is expected that Logan Allen will make his debut and start Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.