Indians: 4 minor league players who could be future All-Stars

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SP Logan Allen (A) – 22 years old

2021 stats: 5-0, 1.58 ERA, 51.1 IP, 67 Ks, 0.97 WHIP

NOT THAT LOGAN ALLEN. The Indians drafted Allen in the 2020 MLB draft, and have been looking like geniuses ever since. The left-handed Logan Allen is currently 5-0 in Lake County with a 1.58 ERA, and 67 strikeouts in just 51.1 innings pitched. He’s an incredible player already and it appears has been called up to Double-A already, though he hasn’t made his debut with the RubberDucks just yet.

Some believe that because of his height, just 6’0, that he doesn’t have much upside but that’s just hogwash. He’s absolutely handling pro players with an incredible set of pitches, all backed by a changeup that is leaving people guessing. While it’s not uncommon for a pitcher to have just three pitches, as Allen does, and make the majors that may be something to consider; adding a fourth. If he’s ever to be considered among fellow future All-Stars, that may be what he needs to do.

What he needs to work on: As of right now, there’s nothing too glaring that comes to mind. Possible a fourth pitch for variety but sometimes it’s best to just roll with what you got. As he only just made his pro-debut with Lake County this year, and only just got called up to start July, there’s really no tape to look at with him. He’s had just nine games in Single-A, but that’s not a reason to write him off. He was quite the strikeout pitcher in college and had incredible control at Flordia International during his time there.

We’ll have to see what transpires with him as the season continues.