01/18/2019 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14) Allen is an athletic and talented 2024 2-way prospect that was eager to learn. At SS, Allen is on time with his prep step, he works behind the ball, and has a clean exchange. He needs to continue to present a low/early glove, work from the ground up, and improve his first step to the ball. At the plate, Allen starts in a tall and open stance. He loads his hands back and stays balanced through contact. He needs to continue to get his front foot down on time, attack the inside part of the ball, and create backside drive with his lower half. On the bump, Allen shows confidence in his fastball and commands the middle part of the plate. He gathers over the rubber, separates on time, and has a clean arm action. He needs to continue to ride his back leg toward the plate and work north to south in his delivery. Allen has good instincts on the field and we hope to see his progress in the future.