Austin Michael Allen…earned Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention (2011) and Perfect Game Central Region Honorable Mention (2012) at Chaminade College Prep…attended Florida Tech where he hit .377 with a 1.062 OPS, 22 home runs and 112 RBI in 136 games over three seasons…enjoys fishing and has a labradoodle dog named Griffey…all-time favorite baseball players are Chipper Jones and Manny Ramirez.
Was acquired from the Padres during the offseason and hit .194 with a home run and three RBI in 14 games in his A’s debut…his batting average, on-base percentage (.219) and OPS (.541) were lower than his 34-game totals with San Diego in 2019 (.215/.282/.559) but his .323 slugging percentage topped his Padres mark (.277)…made all nine of his starts in 2020 and all 23 of his career in games in which the opponent started a right-handed pitcher…did not have an at bat against a left-hander in 2020…all three of his RBI either tied the game (2) or put the A’s ahead (1)…batted .250 at night, .133 during the day…hit .273 with his lone home run and all three of his RBI in the seventh inning or later, .150 over innings 1-6…appeared exclusively at catcher, where he made nine starts…did not commit an error in 77 chances but opponents were successful in all eight of their stolen base attempts off him…has thrown out just 1-of-15 (6.7%) in his career…made eight of his starts batting ninth in the order…the other came in the eight spot…was on the A’s Opening Day roster and made his first start in the second game of the season on July 25 against Los Angeles (AL)…went 1-for-3 in that game and started the season 1-for-11 (.091) over his first five games…then hit his first career home run Aug. 5 against Texas, a game-winning two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning off Ian Gibaut…it snapped a career-opening 35-game homerless streak…hit safely in consecutive games for the only time in 2020 on Aug. 5 and 7 (2- for-5, .400)…went 0-for-8 over his next four games before collecting his first two-hit game of the season and the third of his career Aug. 17 at Arizona…was optioned to the A’s alternate site Aug. 24…was on the Taxi Squad for each of the final three road trips and was added to the active roster as the 28th man for the Aug. 29 doubleheader at Houston…did not play in either game…was also on the Taxi Squad for the both playoff series but did not play.
Made his Major League debut with San Diego and hit .215 with four doubles and three RBI in 34 games over four stints…batted .236 (13-for-55) against right-handed pitchers, .100 (1-for-10) against left-handers…made all 14 of his starts in games in which the opponent started a righty… had a .265 average with the bases empty compared to .161 with runners on…hit .161 with runners in scoring position…was 5-for-14 (.357) when leading off an inning…hit .348 with no outs, .143 with one or two outs…made 14 starts, all at catcher…committed one error in 19 games overall behind the plate for a .993 fielding percentage…tossed out 1-of-9 (11.1%) attempted base stealers…also appeared in two games at first base…was 4-for-15 (.267) with three doubles, two RBI and a walk as a pinch hitter…made seven starts batting eighth, five in the seven spot and two in the six spot…hit .370 in nine games overall from eight spot…was recalled for the first time on May 11 and made his Major League debut that day at Colorado…pinch hit in the ninth inning and walked on four pitches…made his first start the next day against the Rockies and singled off Antonio Senzatela in the seventh inning for his first ML hit…drove in his first run May 18 against Pittsburgh with a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning…went 2-for-15 (.133) over his first eight games through May 25…then went 9-for-27 (.333) over his next 11 contests and was batting .262 with three RBI in 19 games overall when he was optioned back to El Paso June 17…was a combined 3-for-23 (.130) with a double and no RBI in 15 games overall his final three stints…was recalled for his second stay July 12 and went 0-for-2 in two pinch-hitting appearances before he was optioned July 14…was 1-for-3 (.333) over a three-game stint from Aug. 24 to 28…returned for good on Aug. 30 and went 2-for-18 (.111) over his final 10 games.
EL PASO: Batted a career-high .330 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI in 67 games with Triple-A El Paso…also had career highs in on-base percentage (.379), slugging (.663) and OPS (1.042)…it was his third consecutive season with 20 or more home runs…was named to the Pacific Coast League Midseason All-Star team…batted .356 (67-for-188) with a 1.110 OPS against right-handed pitchers compared to .268 (22-for-82) with an .898 OPS against left-handers…hit .354 with runners in scoring position…was batting .307 with 29 RBI in 38 games before the All-Star Break…then hit .358 with 38 RBI in 29 games after the break…batted .341 on the road but slugged 14 of his 21 home runs at home…had a .402 average with 12 of his 21 home runs in the sixth inning or later…made 60 starts at catcher and one at first base…committed just three errors in 61 games overall behind the plate (.995 fielding percentage) and tossed out 13-of-55 (23.6%) attempted base stealers…also went 9-for-23 (.391) in five games as the designated hitter and had a RBI double in his only pinch-hitting appearance…hit in every spot in the order from third through seventh and saw his most action with 31 games batting five and 30 hitting fourth…hit .310 with 13 home runs and 32 RBI from the four spot…batted .320 in 19 games in April but then went 5-for-30 (.167) over his first eight games in May…was hitting .276 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 27 games overall when San Diego called for the first time on May 11…was sent back to the Chihuahuas June 17 and hit safely in all 11 games from June 21 to July 6 before the Padres called again on July 12…went 17-for-45 (.378) with four doubles, six home runs and 13 RBI during his second stint…had his first of two two-homer games June 29 against Fresno when he went 2-for5 with three RBI…his second came on July 5 at Salt Lake when he drove in four runs in a 3-for-5 performance…they were the second and third multi-homer games of his career…had a seventh-inning RBI single for the PCL in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 10…had a two-game stay with San Diego from July 12 to 14 and then hit .358 with nine home runs and 38 RBI over his final 29 games at Triple-A…collected a season-high five RBI July 20 at Albuquerque…matched his season-high with an 11-game hitting streak from Aug. 12 to 23 and had at least one extra-base hit in each game during the streak…went 21-for-45 (.467) with 13 runs, 11 doubles, five home runs and 18 RBI during the streak…batted .405 with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBI in 18 games in August…had a .423 on-base percentage, .838 slugging percentage and 1.260 OPS.
Spent the entire campaign with San Antonio (AA) and recorded exactly 31 doubles, 22 HR and 131 total hits for the second consecutive season, slashing .290/.351/.506...Earned Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star honors, leading the TL in SLG and ranking tied for third in doubles, fifth in HR and eighth in AVG...Also named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star for SD for the consecutive season while being tabbed a Double-A All-Star by Baseball America...Named MiLB.com TL Player of the Month for April, slashing .364/.423/.773 with 12 2B, eight HR and 15 RBI in 23 games...Earned TL Player of the Week honors for the week of 4/22, hitting .500/.577/.909 with five multi-hit efforts in six games...Started all eight postseason games for the Missions (seven at C, one as DH) and hit .143 (4-for-28) with one HR and three RBI..Played for the Arizona Fall League champion Peoria Javelinas following the season and hit .263 (15-for-57) with three doubles, two HR, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored across 15 games...Rated as the No. 16 prospect in the Padres system by Baseball America entering the 2019 season.
Finished among the leaders in several offensive categories in the California League and earned several accolades while with Lake Elsinore (A)...Among California League hitters, ranked third in slugging percentage (.497), fourth in homers (22) and OPS (.849), sixth in total bases (230), tied for sixth in doubles (31) and seventh in RBI (81)... Named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star for San Diego...Earned MiLB.com Cal League Player of the Month for the month of July, including Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks for the weeks of 7/10-16 and 7/17-23…his three four-hit games and 32 RBI were the second-most in professional baseball in July...During the month of July, he posted a .374/.398/.691 slash line with 10 home runs, 32 RBI and 27 runs…on 7/29, he went 4-for-6 with two home runs and six RBI...Started in each of the 85 games he played in at catcher…made his first professional start at first base during the season...Tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 20 prospect in the Padres organization following the season.