Brian Allen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Relief pitcher Brian Allen pitched in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization from 2002 to 2006. Despite having some solid seasons, he pitched only one game above Single-A.

Signed by Jonathan Bonifay, Allen split his first professional season between three teams - the Princeton Devil Rays, Hudson Valley Renegades and Charleston RiverDogs - and went 1-1 with a 3.16 ERA in 19 appearances. In 2003, he pitched for the RiverDogs again and went 6-5 with three saves and a 2.89 ERA in 50 games, finishing second in the league in appearances behind Casey Blalock's 56. He walked only 12 (2 of them intentional) in 71 2/3 IP. In 2004, Allen pitched for Charleston and the Bakersfield Blaze, going 5-3 with a 2.97 ERA in 37 games. He walked 12 in 72 2/3 innings. He struggled in 2005 as he posted a 1-4 record with two saves and a 5.03 ERA in 30 games (one start, the only one of his career) for the Visalia Oaks. His troubles continued in 2006 as he went 5-5 with two saves and a 5.22 ERA in 39 appearances for the Oaks and Montgomery Rebels. He allowed a .322 average with Visalia.

Overall, he went 18-18 with seven saves and a 3.98 ERA in 175 games. He only walked 63 in 322 career innings.