Full name GREG LOMACK ALLEN...Single... Won four varsity letters as a baseball player at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, CA, graduating in 2011...Named Mesa League Player of the Year as a senior after hitting .470 with eight doubles and three home runs...Member of the San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic baseball team his final two seasons...Played 3 seasons at San Diego State University... As a junior hit .305 w/8 2B, 52 runs in 61 games and led the Mountain West Conference with 25 steals (also stole 25 bags as a sophomore)...2014 Preseason second team All-America honoree by Baseball America...Named San Diego State's 2013-14 Male Student-Athlete of the Year and was a member of the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 8 team...Also a two-time recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar award ...Member of the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod League during summer 2013...Cousin, DeWayne Patmon, played collegiate football at Michigan and for the New York Giants of the NFL. Majored in business at San Diego State...Favorite player growing up was Tony Gwynn...2018 Tribe Fest participant.
Spent most of the season at AA Akron before spending the last month of the regular season in Cleveland after a September 1 promotion ...Spent the season at AA Akron, batting .264 (68/258) with 16 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 24 RBI in 71 games ...He has also stolen 21 bases in 23 attempts for the RubberDucks (T5th in the Eastern League at the time of his call-up)...He missed two months, May 8-July 13, due to a broken hamate bone in his right hand (surgery) and spent 5 games rehabbing in the Arizona Rookie League in early July. At Akron he batted .356 (26/73) off LHP and hit .298 (34/114) in August with 9 2B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 17 runs and 9 steals in 28 games over his final month with Akron...The Chula Vista, CA native was Cleveland's sixth round pick (188th overall) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and led all of Minor League Baseball with 119 runs scored in 2016 between A Lynchburg and Akron (45 steals were T5th in MiLB)....Entered the season as the ninth-rated prospect in the Indians system according to MLB.com...Named an MiLB.com organization All-Star (OF). Made his Major League debut on Sept. 1 at Detroit (night game) and collected his first hit the following day against the Tigers...Hit his first career home run on Sept. 7 at Chicago-AL off Jace Fry, a 2-run shot...Overall during his September stint he appeared in 21 games in center field (5 starts) and 5 games in left field....Number was called late in games after the season-ending injury to Bradley Zimmer on Sept. 10, stealing his first career base on Sept. 19 at LA Angels and making fantastic game-ending catch...Appeared in 1 game in CF and 1 game as PR in the ALDS.