Matthew Allan is a RHP standing 6-3 tall whom the Mets drafted back in 2019 as part of Brodie Van Waggenen’s finest moment as Met GM. He is from Sanford, FL and attended Seminole HS. When drafted he was considered a Top 20 pick but the Mets actually selected him in the third round of the draft, carefully reallocating their draft budget to afford their first and second round picks.
Allan played a little over 10.1 innings for the Mets in 2019 and has not pitched for the team since. The 2020 season was lost to all prospects and he lost both the 2021 season and the 2022 season to injury, surgery and rehab. There was some hope he’d play at the tail end of 2022 or even in the Arizona Fall League but neither of these things came to pass.
Allan’s scouting suggested a strong command of the strike zone with three of his pitches. The dilemma here is that he’s lost so much time there is no telling what he will pitch like when he arrives at Spring Training in 2021.
There is less concern about his power numbers than his control as the record shows most pitchers do not lose velocity after the types of surgeries that Allan had performed.
Players aren’t scouted as highly as Allan was by accident and he’s lingered in the Top 10 of the Met organization thanks to the scouted “Stuff” that made him a highly sought after draft pick.
Allan did play first base in high school as well though there is little written about his fielding ability or his ability to hold runners on base.
The Mets could start Allan in Low A Port St. Lucie or High A Brooklyn without raising any eyebrows. He was supposed to be assigned to Brooklyn prior to injury but the Mets have little idea of the pitcher that they have on their hands at this point. His likely best case scenario has him pitching in High A during the 2023 season and reaching the majors by 2025.