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Scouting report: Austin Allen, new Oakland A’s catcher

The Oakland A’s were able to trade a player (Jurickson Profar) just hours away from being non-tendered, in exchange for a cost-controlled, left-handed hitting catcher who has a clear path to make the 2020 Opening Day roster.

Quick summary

Pos: C | B/T: L/R | 6’2, 200

Age: Turns 26 before next season (Jan. birthday)

Drafted: 2015, 4th round (117th overall)

Options remaining: 2

FanGraphs grades (pre-2019)

Hit: 45/50 | GamePower: 50/60 | RawPower: 65/65 | Speed: 30/30

Field: 40/40 | Throws: 45/45 | Future Value: 45

He also made the Padres org list at MLB Pipeline in 2018, and got the same 45 Overall grade.