Brandon Allen

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  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 2"/230
  • Age: 30


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Brandon Allen MLB Career Stats

.203 12 41 3 .665

Brandon Allen Bio

  • Full Name: Brandon Durell Allen
  • Born: 2/12/1986 in Conroe, TX
  • Draft: 2004, Chicago White Sox, 5th rd. (149th overall)
  • High School: Montgomery, TX
  • Debut: August 22, 2009
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MLB Career Stats 344 44 70 12 41 3 .203 .290 .665


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March 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM ET

Reed among four cuts from Reds camp

The latest Spring Training cuts by the Reds came on Tuesday, and they included the pitching prospect who has been one of the most impressive in camp -- left-hander Cody Reed.

November 30, 2015 at 7:32 PM ET

Reds sign pair to Minor League deals

The Reds signed first baseman Brandon Allen and right-handed pitcher Tim Melville to Minor League contracts, Baseball America reported on Monday.


Brandon Allen Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2009 Scottsdale AFL

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Birmingham SOU

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/19/2008 Winston-Salem CAR

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Winston-Salem CAR

Brandon Allen Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 29, 2016 Louisville Bats placed 1B Brandon Allen on the 7-day disabled list.
July 19, 2016 Louisville Bats activated 1B Brandon Allen from the 7-day disabled list.
July 14, 2016 Louisville Bats placed 1B Brandon Allen on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 11, 2016.
May 24, 2016 Louisville Bats activated 1B Brandon Allen from the 7-day disabled list.
May 16, 2016 Louisville Bats placed 1B Brandon Allen on the 7-day disabled list.
April 10, 2016 Cincinnati Reds sent 1B Brandon Allen outright to Louisville Bats.
April 10, 2016 Cincinnati Reds designated 1B Brandon Allen for assignment.
April 8, 2016 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of 1B Brandon Allen from Louisville Bats.
April 6, 2016 1B Brandon Allen assigned to Louisville Bats.
November 21, 2015 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent 1B Brandon Allen to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 6, 2015 1B Brandon Allen elected free agency.
November 13, 2014 New York Mets signed free agent 1B Brandon Allen to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 13, 2014 1B Brandon Allen assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
August 3, 2014 Las Vegas 51s activated 1B Brandon Allen from the 7-day disabled list.
July 27, 2014 Las Vegas 51s placed 1B Brandon Allen on the 7-day disabled list.
April 25, 2014 1B Brandon Allen assigned to Las Vegas 51s from St. Lucie Mets.
April 17, 2014 1B Brandon Allen assigned to St. Lucie Mets.
January 22, 2014 1B Brandon Allen assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
November 19, 2013 New York Mets signed free agent 1B Brandon Allen to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
April 12, 2013 Tucson Padres activated 1B Brandon Allen.
April 9, 2013 1B Brandon Allen assigned to Tucson Padres.
April 8, 2013 San Diego Padres signed free agent 1B Brandon Allen to a minor league contract.
March 31, 2013 Texas Rangers released 1B Brandon Allen.
December 6, 2012 Texas Rangers signed free agent 1B Brandon Allen to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
July 27, 2012 LF Brandon Allen roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
July 24, 2012 Durham Bulls placed LF Brandon Allen on the temporarily inactive list.
July 2, 2012 Durham Bulls activated LF Brandon Allen from the temporarily inactive list.
June 27, 2012 Durham Bulls placed LF Brandon Allen on the temporarily inactive list.
June 10, 2012 Durham Bulls activated LF Brandon Allen.
June 8, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays sent LF Brandon Allen outright to Durham Bulls.
June 6, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays designated Brandon Allen for assignment.
May 17, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays sent LF Brandon Allen on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
May 10, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays placed LF Brandon Allen on the 15-day disabled list. Right Quad Strain
April 21, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays activated LF Brandon Allen.
April 19, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays claimed LF Brandon Allen off waivers from Oakland Athletics.
April 9, 2012 Oakland Athletics designated Brandon Allen for assignment.
August 13, 2011 Oakland Athletics recalled Brandon Allen from Sacramento River Cats.
August 2, 2011 Brandon Allen assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
July 31, 2011 Oakland Athletics traded RHP Brad Ziegler to Arizona Diamondbacks for 1B Brandon Allen and Jordan Norberto.
July 15, 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Brandon Allen from Reno Aces.
March 30, 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned Brandon Allen to Reno Aces.
September 1, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Brandon Allen from Reno Aces.
May 29, 2010 Brandon Allen roster status changed by Reno Aces.
May 3, 2010 Reno Aces placed 1B Brandon Allen on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2010.
March 30, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned 1B Brandon Allen to Reno Aces.
August 22, 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Brandon Allen from Reno Aces.
July 7, 2009 Chicago White Sox traded 1B Brandon Allen to Arizona Diamondbacks.
July 7, 2009 Charlotte Knights traded 1B Brandon Allen to Reno Aces.
June 18, 2009 Brandon Allen assigned to Charlotte Knights from Birmingham Barons.

Brandon Durell Allen Bio Info

Brandon Durell Allen attended Montgomery (TX) High School where he was named First Team All-District as a senior...Was a four-time selection to the Houston-area All-Star team...Also played football in high school.


Went to spring training as a non-roster player with the Texas Rangers...Was released on March 31...Signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres on April 8...Hit over .300 for two months of the season: .315 (28-89) in 23 games in June and .309 (29-94) in 26 contests in August...Had 14 extra-base hits in June (nine doubles, one triple and four home runs) and 15 extra-base hits in August (eight doubles, a triple and six home runs)...Also had 26 RBI in August...Compiled a .282 (96-341) batting mark vs. righthanded pitching...Had two home runs and a season-best five RBI at Las Vegas on August 31...Knocked in four runs vs. Tacoma on July 9...For the season he had 23 games with two hits and six contests with three hits...Hit .333 (4-12) with a home run and 12 RBI with the bases loaded...Had a pair of seven game hitting streaks during the year: May 11- May 20 (11-33, .333) and August 23-August 31 (11-29, .379)...Saw action at first base and in left and rightfield.

2012 Combined to go 2-for-20 in 10 games with Oakland and Tampa Bay, then hit .260 (45-173) over 43 games in the Rays farm system...finished the year with 12 games in Japan, as he appeared in 65 contests all season...OAKLAND: Went 0-for-7 with 5 strikeouts in 3 games with the A's to begin the year...was the Opening Day first baseman for the eventual A.L. West champions, starting MLB opener on March 28 in Tokyo against the Mariners...appeared in both Japan games for Oakland, then another contest on April 7 vs. Seattle at the Coliseum, but was designated for assignment on April 9 when Daric Barton was activated...TAMPA BAY: Acquired in an April 19 waiver claim, he made his Rays debut with a bases loaded walk in the 8th inning on April 25 vs. Los Angeles-AL for Rays' final run in a 3-2 victory...the next day, April 26 vs. LAA, hit a come-from-behind pinch walk-off 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th off Jordan Walden, completing Rays' 3-game sweep of the Halos...on Rays disabled list, May 9-June 5, with a right quad strain, including a 14-game rehab assignment with Charlotte (High-A)...on June 6, was reinstated and designated for assignment, followed by an outright off the 40- man roster on June 8...hit .419 (18-43) over first 10 games with Durham (AAA), including 2-HR game on June 23 vs. Buffalo... played in both games of doubleheader with Bulls on July 22, his final games in Rays system...JAPAN: Rays sold his rights to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Central League on July 27...his stint in Japan was short, as he was with the NPB club from only Aug. 12-25, batting .171 (6-35) with no homers, one double, one RBI, and one walk against 13 strikeouts in 12 contests. 2011 Was acquired by the A's from Arizona at the trading deadline and was promoted to Oakland Aug. 13...started 40 of the A's final 44 games at first base, hitting .205 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 41 games...also batted .172 with three home runs and seven RBI in 11 games with the Diamondbacks for a .200 batting average overall...14 of his 30 hits with the A's were for extra bases (nine doubles, two triples, three home runs) as were 17 of his 35 hits for the season (nine doubles, two triples, six home runs) and 32 of his 68 career hits (19 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs)...batted .346 with five doubles, two triples, three home runs (.692 slugging percentage) and seven RBI over his first 14 games with the A's through the first game of the Aug. 27 doubleheader at Boston...then hit .128 with four doubles and four RBI over his final 27 games...hit .221 (27 for 122) with five of his six home runs against righthanded pitching, compared to .151 (8 for 53) against left-handers...his career splits are .236 (57 for 243) with 10 of his 11 home runs off right-handers, .134 (11 for 82) against lefties...batted .267 with no home runs in the Coliseum, compared to .150 in all other ballparks...hit .195 with runners in scoring position...had a .310 batting average and .548 slugging percentage when leading off an inning...batted .244 over the first six innings of a game, .107 from the seventh inning on...struck out 55 times in his 41 games with the A's, the most in Athletics history by a non-pitcher with fewer than 50 games played...appeared in 51 games at first base (10 with Arizona, 41 with Oakland), committing four errors for a .991 fielding percentage...played for Oriente in the Dominican Winter League following the season and went 7 for 49 (.143) with two home runs and six RBI in 14 games.

MAJORS: Spent the first half of the season in the minors...was recalled by Arizona after the All-Star Break, July 15...struck out as a pinch hitter that day against Los Angeles (NL), his only pinch-hitting appearance of the season...then homered in each of his next two games, July 16 against the Dodgers and July 19 against Milwaukee...stole the first base of his career July 28 at San Diego...also hit his third home run that day...was batting .172 with three home runs and seven RBI in 11 games when he was traded to Oakland with pitcher Jordan Norberto for pitcher Brad Ziegler July 31...was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following the trade but was recalled by the A's Aug. 13 after 10 games with the River Cats...went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in is Oakland debut Aug. 13 against Texas...then had back-to-back three hit games Aug. 14 against Texas and Aug. 15 against Baltimore, the second and third three-hit games of his career (also Aug. 28, 2009 against Houston)...that began a career-high five-game hitting streak from Aug. 14-18 (9-for-17, .529)...tripled in back-to-back games Aug. 16 and 17 against Baltimore, the first two three-base hits of his career...had his first career two-homer game Aug. 23 at New York, his first home runs as an Athletic...struck out at least once in 27 of 29 games from Aug. 23 to Sept. 24 (50 strikeouts total), including a streak of 14 consecutive games with a strikeout from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 (27 strikeouts), which is the longest streak by an Athletics' first baseman since at least 1919...the previous high was 13 by Mark McGwire (May 24-June 7, 1988) and Dick Williams (Sept. 12, 1959-July 7, 1960)...snapped a career-long 0-for-22 streak with a fourth inning double Sept. 13 against Los Angeles...hit .130 in September, which was the lowest September batting average in Oakland history (min. 75 PA) was the fourth lowest average in any month.

MINORS: Began the 2011 season at Triple-A Reno, hitting .306 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI in 83 games with the Aces...was promoted to Arizona July 15...hit .250 with three home runs and six RBI in 10 games with Sacramento for a .299 batting average, 21 home runs and 72 RBI in 93 games overall at Triple-A last season...the batting average was his best as a minor leaguer and marked his fourth consecutive season with 20 or more home runs...added 23 doubles and five triples for a .578 slugging percentage...ranked sixth in the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage (.413) and tied for seventh in walks (66)...batted .301 (72 for 239) against right-handed pitching, compared to .295 (31 for 105) against left-handers...hit .372 at home with Reno...had a .312 batting average with 10 of his 21 home runs in 43 games batting third...hit .338 when leading off an inning...had a .464 batting average with three home runs in the ninth inning...committed four errors in 77 games at first base for a .994 fielding percentage...also appeared in 18 games in the outfield, all as a left fielder...reached base safely in 37 consecutive home games from April 15 to July 3...hit .372 with a .483 on-base percentage during the streak, which was the longest in the Pacific Coast League...hit safely in 21 consecutive home games from April 19 to June 5 (33 for 82, .402), which was the third-longest home hitting streak in the PCL...went 4-for-4 with three RBI April 19 against Sacramento, his lone four-hit game of the season...hit two home runs May 12 against Omaha, his first of two multi-home run games with Reno...also went deep twice July 4 at Tucson...had a season-best 13-game hitting streak from June 20 to July 4...hit .389 (21 for 54) with seven home runs, 19 RBI and 17 runs scored during the streak...was promoted to Arizona July 15 but returned to the PCL with Sacramento Aug. 1 following his trade to the A's...homered in each of his final two games with the River Cats, Aug. 10 at Iowa and Aug. 12 against Round Rock.
2010 Spent nearly the entire season with Triple-A Reno before joining the D-backs for his second stint in the big leagues after rosters were expanded on Sept. 1...entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the D-backs fourth-best prospect....In 107 games with the Aces, hit .261 (97-for-371) with 72 runs scored, 18 doubles, 3 triples, 25 home runs and 86 RBI...led the Aces in home runs, RBI, walks (83), OPS (.933), on-base percentage (.405) and slugging percentage (.528), while finishing tied for second with 14 stolen bases and third with 196 total bases...Among Pacific Coast League hitters, finished third in walks and fourth in on-base percentage...tied for second in the D-backs' farm system in home runs and finished fourth in RBI...Hit .294 (53-for-180) with 13 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 73 RBI with runners on base...Reached base safely in 25 consecutive home games from July 9, 2009-April 9, 2010, over which he hit .363 (33-for-91) with 25 runs scored, 5 doubles, a triple, 8 home runs, 24 RBI and 20 walks...Named the organization's Player of the Month in June after batting .329 (28-for-85) with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homers, 23 RBI and a .649 slugging percentage in 26 games after missing nearly the entire month of May while on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain from April 30-May 29...Connected for a grand slam on June 27 @ Salt Lake and finished the game 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and a season-high 5 RBI...also hit 2 home runs and plated 4 RBI on July 26 vs. Fresno...Hit safely in a season-high 11 straight games from July 30-Aug. 9, and batted .325 (13-for-40) with 3 home runs and 10 RBI...Recalled from Reno on Sept. 1 and hit a game-winning grand slam in the seventh inning to put the D-backs up 5-2 and complete a 3-game sweep of the Padres at Chase Field...became only the third rookie to hit a grand slam in Dbacks history, joining Karim Garcia (1998) and Chris Snyder (2005) (Elias)...the 4 RBI matched his career-high set in 2009...Hit .267 (12-for-45) with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, a home run and 6 RBI in 22 games with the D-backs...hit safely in a season-high 3 straight games from Sept. 29-Oct. 2, and batted .333 (3-for-9) with a run scored and RBI. 2009 Acquired in a mid-season trade with the White Sox and earned his first trip to the Majors in late August, appearing in 32 games for the D-backs... Over a trio of minor league stops with Double-A Birmingham, Triple-A Charlotte and Triple-A Reno, hit .298 (133-for-447) with 24 doubles, 4 triples, 20 home runs and 75 RBI and an .876 OPS in 115 games...hit .284 (91-for-320) with 15 home runs and 53 RBI against right-handed pitchers and .331 (42-for-127) with 5 home runs and 22 RBI versus left-handed pitchers... Opened the season in the Chicago White Sox system ranked by Baseball America as the sixth-best prospect and the Best Power Hitter (second straight year) in the organiza¬tion... For Birmingham, reached base safely in 18 of 19 games from April 22-May 12 (.297, 22-for-97)... Had a season-high 4 hits on April 11 vs. Chattanooga (with Birmingham) and July 30 vs. Tacoma (with Reno)... Promoted to Charlotte on June 18 and hit .262 (16-for-61) with 1 home run and 8 RBI in 15 games for the Knights... Acquired by the D-backs on July 7 from the White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tony Pena. .. Appeared in 38 games at Reno, reaching base via a hit or walk in 36 games and hitting safely in 31 games... Reached base in his first 25 games for the Aces, tied for the ninth-longest streak in the PCL, batting .344 (33-for-96) with 9 home runs, 22 RBI and 12 walks from July 9-Aug. 6... In his first 11 games for the Aces, hit 7 home runs and drove in 15 runs... Reached base in his final 23 home games from July 9-Aug. 21, batting .357 (30-for-84) with 17 walks, the sixth-longest streak in the PCL... In July, his .380 average (27-for-71) ranked ninth in the PCL... His 15-game hitting streak from July 16-31, during which he batted .367 (22-for-60), was the third-longest in July and tied for 15th-longest in the PCL... Hit 2 home runs and had a season high-tying 4 RBI on July 22 vs. Portland... Recalled from Reno on Aug. 22 and made his Major League debut as the starting first baseman @ Astros, collecting his first hit (in his second plate appearance) with a fourth-inning single off of Brian Moehler... Had a career-high 4 RBI and hit his first career home run, a 3-run blast off of Joe Martinez on Aug. 27 @ Giants... Had a career-high 3 hits on Aug. 28 vs. Astros... His 10th-inning RBI single plated Trent Oeltjen with the go-ahead run in a 4-2 win on Sept. 14 @ Padres.. Following the season, played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall 30 games, hit .177 (20-for-113) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 12 RBI. 2008 Combined to hit .278 (131-472) with 32 doubles, six triples, 29 home runs and 75 rBi in 130 games between class a winston-salem and class aa Birmingham ... was successful on 17 of 21 (80.9 percent) stolen base attempts ... led all White Sox farmhands in extra-base hits (67), runs scored (87) and total bases (262) and ranked second in home runs and slugging percentage (.555) and fourth in RBI ... began the season with the Warthogs and batted .279 (89-319) with 15 home runs and 44 RBI in 89 games ... was named to the carolina league Midseason all-star team ... posted a 15-game hitting streak from 4/29-5/14 (.400, 24-60), tied for the eighth-longest in the CL ... hit for the cycle on 5/14 vs. Lynchburg ... appeared in 41 games with the Barons, hitting .275 (42-153) with 14 home runs and 31 RBI ... averaged one home run per 10.9 at-bats at Birmingham ... hit two home runs off Montgomery's David Price on 7/17 in his fi rst Class AA game ... homered twice with seven RBI on 8/29 at Mobile ... entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the Best power Hitter in the white sox organization. 2007 Hit .283 with 18 home runs and 93 RBI for Single-A Kannapolis...his 93 RBI set a Kannapolis club record and tied teammate Chris Carter for the second-most RBI in the White Sox farm system... among South Atlantic League leaders, ranked second with 62 extra-base hits, tied for third with 93 RBI and fourth with 39 doubles. 2006 Among White Sox minor leaguers, ranked sixth with 68 RBI and seventh with 15 home runs. 2005 Led Rookie-Advanced Great Falls with 11 home runs and ranked second with 42 RBI and 32 walks. 2004 Made his professional debut with Rookie-Advanced Bristol...among the White Sox 2004 draft picks, was ranked along with Wes Whisler as having the Best Raw Power, according to Baseball America.