Nicholas Ryan Allen was originally signed by A’s scout Anthony Aliosi…graduated from Francis Parker High School (Calif.)…hit .469 as a junior…garnered 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason First Team All-American honors as a senior.
Made his Major League debut and batted .207 with four home runs, 19 RBI and a .547 OPS in 100 games over three stints with the A’s...Had a team-leading six sacrifice hits, which tied for third in the American League and was the most by an Athletic since Eric Sogard also had six in 2013...Batted .276 (24-for-87) with three of his four home runs and a .763 OPS against left-handed pitchers compared to .179 (38-for-212) with a .459 OPS against right-handers...Hit three of his four home runs on the road…all four came against AL West competition...Had a .150 batting average with runners in scoring position, which was second lowest in the majors among players with 300 or more plate appearances overall (Buxton, MIN .145)...Started 57 games at shortstop, including 42 of the A’s last 45 games following the release of Elvis Andrus on Aug. 17, and 35 at second base…committed six errors as a shortstop (.978 fielding percentage) and four as a second baseman (.975)...Made a team-leading 67 starts batting ninth…also made 14 starts in the eight spot and 11 hitting leadoff...Singled in his only at-bat as a pinch hitter...Batted .104 with two strikes...Spent the balance of the season with Triple-A Las Vegas where he batted .266 with two home runs, 16 RBI, a .730 OPS and ten stolen bases in 46 games…added 27 walks for a Minor League career-best .371 on-base percentage...Has stolen at least 10 bases in each of his last four seasons in the minors...Batted .346 (18-for-52) with a .922 OPS against left-handed pitchers, .231 (28-for-121) with a .645 OPS against right-handers...Hit .209 with runners in scoring position...Had a .364 average, both of his home runs, 12 of his 16 RBI and a 1.014 OPS in 21 home games…batted .188 with a .501 OPS in 25 games on the road...Hit .300 over innings 1-6, .189 from the seventh inning on...Started 38 games at shortstop and made two errors for a .987 fielding percentage…did not commit an error in seven starts at second base and now has a 58-game Minor League errorless streak as a second baseman dating back to his last error on May 2, 2019...Batted second 22 times, first 12 times, eighth eight times, seventh three times and fifth once...DAY-BY-DAY: Began the season at Las Vegas and hit safely in each of his first 10 games…went 15-for-38 (.395) with five multiple hit games, six walks (.477 on-base percentage) and three stolen bases during the streak…was batting .319 with an .800 OPS in 12 games when he was added to the A’s roster as a substitute player on April 18…made his Major League debut the next day against Baltimore with a start at second base and went 0-for-3…doubled off Dillon Tate in the seventh inning on April 21 against the Orioles for his first Major League hit…had his first multiple hit game in a 2-for-3 performance against Cleveland on April 30 and also stole the first base of his career in that game…it was his first of seven two-hit games…was 4-for-19 (.211) with two doubles, no RBI and two walks in eight games with the A’s when he was returned to Las Vegas on May 3…hit .184 with three RBI and six walks (.286 on-base percentage) in 12 games with the Aviators before returning to Oakland on May 18…went 0-for-4 in two games and was optioned back to Las Vegas on May 22…was successful in each of his first seven stolen bases attempts at Triple-A before he was caught stealing on May 26 at Tacoma…reached base safely in each of his final 15 games with Las Vegas beginning June 2 and batted .365 (19-for-52) with 13 runs, six doubles, a home run, 11 RBI and 14 walks (.500 on-base percentage) during the streak…collected a Minor League season-high three RBI on June 16 at El Paso…was batting .266 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 46 games overall at Triple-A when he was brought up to Oakland a third time on June 21…spent the remainder of the season with the A’s…hit his first Major League home run June 21 against Seattle, a two-run shot off Marco Gonzales in the seventh inning…the home run also accounted for his first two RBI…it was his first of four two-RBI games…it began a career-best 11-game reaching base streak, during which he batted .297 with a .366 on-base percentage…had a career-best eight-game hitting streak from June 25 to July 2 (9-for-29, .310)…then hit .132 with one RBI over his next 21 games from July 3 to 27…had a career-high 0-for-14 streak from July 5 to 10… homered in back-to-back games on Aug. 14 at Houston and Aug. 15 at Texas…had a 26-game stretch from Aug. 19 to Sept. 17 without a walk…had his first, and only, three-strikeout game on Sept. 6 vs. Atlanta…went 9-for-28 (.321) over a nine-game span from Sept. 10 to 20 but finished the season by going 7-for-42 (.167) over his final 13 games.
Made his Double-A and Triple-A debuts in 2021 and in between played for Team USA in the Olympics…combined to hit .288 with six home runs and 41 RBI in 89 games with Midland and Las Vegas...Was named the A’s Organizational Player of the Year...The six home runs were a career high as he had just four in 228 games entering the season…also had a career-high in RBI...Tied for seventh in the A’s farm system in hits (98)...Hit .319 with all six of his home runs and a .845 OPS in 50 games with Midland…was moved up to Las Vegas after returning from the Olympics and finished the year by hitting .243 with a .603 OPS in 39 games with the Aviators...Combined with both clubs to bat .385 (30-for-78) with a .993 OPS against left-handed pitchers…hit .260 (68-for-262) with a .676 OPS against right-handers...Combined for a .425 batting average and 1.067 OPS in his home ballparks compared to .226 with a .599 OPS on the road…hit .517 at Midland’s Momentum Bank Ballpark...Batted .248 with a .625 OPS, one home run and 10 RBI over innings 1-4…then hit .319 with a .845 OPS, five home runs and 31 RBI from the fifth inning on...Started 48 games at shortstop and 36 at second base…committed 11 errors, all as a shortstop (.944 fielding percentage)…had 182 errorless chances at second base and now has a 51-game errorless streak as a second baseman dating back to his last error on May 2, 2019...Hit five of his six home runs as a second baseman but drove in 25 of his 41 runs as a shortstop…was also 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles and a triple as the designated hitter...Saw his most playing time batting second (40 games), ninth (28) and first (15)…hit .329 with five of his six home runs and 27 of his 41 RBI as the two-hitter...Was named to the All-Olympic Team and earned Best Defensive Player honors after going 6-for-21 (.286) with two doubles, a home run and two RBI to help Team USA to the Silver Medal...Was rated as the A’s third best prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Was a non-roster invitee with the A’s and went 3-for-5 (.600) with a double, home run and two RBI in three spring training games…was added to the A’s 60-man player pool on June 29 but did not play in 2020…was rated as the A’s number six prospect by Baseball America.
Batted a career-high .292 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 72 games with Single-A Stockton in a season cut short by an ankle injury in late June…the home runs were also a career high, as were his 22 doubles, 30 extra base hits, .363 on-base percentage and .434 slugging percentage…was named to the California League Midseason All-Star team…hit .397 with a 1.130 OPS against left-handed pitchers compared to .265 with a .712 OPS against right-handers…batted .316 with runners in scoring position…hit all three of his home runs at home…all three were solo shots…had a .311 batting average in 59 games at night, .191 in 13 day games…started 45 games at shortstop and 24 at second base…committed four errors as a shortstop for a .979 fielding percentage…made two errors as a second baseman (.982)…also went 2-for-8 (.250) in two games as the designated hitter…hit exclusively in the leadoff spot in the batting order…played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League following the season and hit .194 with six RBI in 18 games… was rated as the A’s number 10 prospect by Baseball America…walked three times in a game for the first time in his career on Opening Day, April 4 against Rancho Cucamonga…hit his first home run April 5 against Rancho Cucamonga…it was his first round tripper since July 24, 2017, snapping a 143-game homerless streak…had a season-best 13-game hitting streak from April 16 to 30 (20-for-56, .357)…drove in a season-high two runs April 30 against Visalia, his first of five twoRBI games…batted .286 in 24 games in April and was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts… went 16-for-40 (.400) with seven multiple hit games, five doubles, three triples, a home run and six walks over a 10-game stretch from May 4 to 14 (1.230 OPS)…hit his third and final home run of the season May 5 against Modesto…finished the season with a 44-game homerless streak… also scored a career-high tying three runs in that game, which he matched June 9 vs. San Jose and June 13 at Modesto…matched his career high with three walks May 12 at Inland Empire…went 3-for-5 May 30 at Lancaster, his first of six three-hit games…that began a season-ending stretch where he hit .340 over his final 25 games…grounded into his first double play of the season June 11 against San Jose, his 59th game…had back-to-back two-double games on June 13 and 14 at Modesto…the doubles matched his career high…started at shortstop and batted leadoff for the North in the California League All-Star Game on June 18 and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout…was placed on the injured list June 28 with a sprained left ankle and missed the remainder of the season.
Spent his first full professional season at Single-A Beloit and hit .239 with no home runs and 34 RBI in 121 games…had career highs in runs (51), hits (110), triples (6), RBI (34), walks (34), hit by pitches (9), stolen bases (24), games, at bats (460) and strikeouts (85)…tied for fourth in the A’s farm system in stolen bases and tied for eighth in triples…batted .242 with 33 of his 34 RBI against right-handed pitchers compared to .227 against left-handers…was hitting .198 at the All-Star Break…then batted .274 after the break…appeared exclusively at shortstop where he made 120 starts…committed 17 errors for a .965 fielding percentage…saw his most action with 74 games batting leadoff and 45 in the nine spot…had a season-high three RBI June 3 at Quad Cities (also Aug. 30 at Wisconsin)…batted .300 over a 20-game span from June 16 to July 11…capped that stretch by going 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles and two RBI July 11 at South Bend…it was his first career four-hit game…stole two bases July 15 at West Michigan, his second career multi-steal game…reached base safely in each of his final 25 games from Aug. 3 to Sept. 3…hit .323 with a .367 on-base percentage during the streak…had a season-high 11-game hitting streak from Aug. 4-15 (16-for-47, .340)…went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in two postseason games for the Snappers.
Batted .254 with a home run and 14 RBI in 35 games in his professional debut with the A’s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League…hit .333 with an .884 OPS against left-handed pitchers compared to .222 with a .553 OPS against righties…batted .308 at home and .308 with runners in scoring position…started 32 games at shortstop and committed 12 errors in 33 games overall for a .917 fielding percentage…made his debut July 1 against the Giants and collected his first hit in his next game on July 3 against the Dodgers…his first RBI came on July 10 at the Diamondbacks when he went 3-for-5 with two RBI…also stole his first base in that game…hit his first home run July 24 at the Royals.