Kolby Allard

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Kolby Allard
Atlanta Braves
Pitcher
Born: (1997-08-13) August 13, 1997 (age 22)
San Clemente, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Kolby Kenneth Allard (born August 13, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. He was selected by the Atlanta Braves as the 14th pick in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.

Career

Allard attended San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California.[1] As a junior he had a 1.32 earned run average (ERA) with 98 strikeouts in 62 23 innings pitched.[2] After the season he played in the Perfect Game All-American Classic, where he was named MVP after striking out the side in the inning he pitched.[3] Later in the summer he played for the USA Baseball 18U National Team.[4][5] Allard's senior season ended prematurely after he suffered a stress fracture in his back.[6] Prior to the injury, Allard was projected to be a top 10 pick in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.[7]

Allard was selected by the Atlanta Braves as the 14th pick in the first round of the draft.[8] His high school batterymate, Lucas Herbert, was also drafted by the Braves, 54th overall.[9] Allard signed with the Braves on July 9 for $3 million[10] and began pitching for the Gulf Coast League Braves in August. After three appearances, he was shut down for another back surgery.[11] The Braves sent Allard to extended spring training to start the 2016 season.[12]

References

  1. Sondheimer, Eric (February 22, 2015). "Column Entering baseball season, Kolby Allard is at the top of his game". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Halley, Jim (March 5, 2015). "San Clemente's Kolby Allard and Lucas Herbert are lone ALL-USA Preseason Baseball teammates". USA Today. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Breazeale, Steve (August 14, 2014). "Allard on top of his game". San Clemente Times. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Breazeale, Steve (September 3, 2014). "Allard, Herbert Named to USA 18U Baseball Team". San Clemente Times. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Connolly, Kenny (August 1, 2014). "Opportunities abound for Molnar, Allard". Orange County Register. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Manuel, John (March 20, 2015). "Back Injury Sidelines Kolby Allard". Baseball America. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Stephenson, Creg (July 10, 2015). "Atlanta Braves sign top draft pick Kolby Allard to $3 million bonus". The Birmingham News. Retrieved December 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Bowman, Mark (June 8, 2015). "Braves take prep lefty Allard with No. 14 pick". MLB.com. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Bowman, Mark (June 9, 2015). "Braves get Herbert, Allard's catcher, at No. 54". MLB.com. Retrieved June 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. O'Brien, David (July 9, 2015). "Braves sign top draft pick Kolby Allard". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved December 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Bowman, Mark (November 19, 2015). "Braves top Draft pick Allard has 2nd back surgery". MLB.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Bowman, Mark (April 5, 2016). "Allard staying patient during rehab process". MLB.com. Retrieved April 6, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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