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Mets: Three Matthew Allan predictions for the 2020 season

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 26: The New York Mets logo is seen on the sleeve of Matt Harvey #33 as he addresses the media the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 26: The New York Mets logo is seen on the sleeve of Matt Harvey #33 as he addresses the media the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
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Allan will make his name known and dominate

As mentioned, Allan only has 10.1 innings of professional baseball under his belt, but those innings showed how much of a specimen he could be. With a devastating one-two punch in his mid-90’s downhill fastball and 2500+ RPM curveball (according to Baseball America), not to mention an above average, if not developing changeup. Allan’s arsenal Is deadly, and a full season of carving up hitters is definitely possible for him.

If fans needed any more proof that Allan showed potential to be an ace pitcher, there is some proof from when he was pitching in the Gulf Coast League last year.

Allan will likely start the 2020 season at Columbia, and with a full Spring Training and more exposure to his contemporaries as opposed to transitioning from Florida high schoolers, he will definitely take the South Atlantic League by storm. His arsenal is definitely going to help him run through the league with ease, and it wouldn’t be a surprise for him to make a case to be a league all-star, and potentially make a late season jump to high A St. Lucie.

While I am not in the business of making statistical projections, it is possible that Allan could win at least seven games and have a sub 3.00 ERA with close to, if not more than 100 strikeouts. That filthy curve of his definitely will carry him and give him some serious dominance.

Not only will Allan succeed statistically in his first season, but he will also make a case to be the Mets’ most hyped pitching prospect since Noah Syndergaard, and will likely be the next big pitching prospect MLB talks about until he makes his eventual big league debut.

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