Cody Allen, Relief Pitcher/Closer, Cleveland Indians, #37


Date of Birth: 11/20/1988
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
College: High Point University

Cody Allen, relief pitcher/closer for the Cleveland Indians, was drafted by the Indians in 2011. He pitched in 23 games in the minors in 2011 and in 31 games in 2012. He also pitched with the Indians in 2012, pitching 29.0 innings in 27 games.

Allen joined the Indians' bullpen full time in 2013, pitching 70.1 innings in 77 games. He had a 2.43 ERA and 2 saves that season. He became the Indians' closer in May, 2014, and he had a strong first season as the closer. He finished the 2014 season with a 2.07 ERA, 24 saves, and 91 strikeouts to 26 walks in 69.2 innings in 76 games.

As the Indians' closer in 2015, Allen had 34 saves in 70 games. He finished the season with 99 strikeouts to 25 walks and a 2.99 ERA in 69.1 innings.

Allen had a 2.51 ERA in 67 games in 2016. He finished the season with 3 wins to 5 losses, 32 saves, and 87 strikeouts to 27 walks in 68.0 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 13.2 innings in 10 games and he gave up 8 hits and no runs. He struck out 24 batters and walked 5.

Allen finished the 2017 season with 3 wins and 7 losses, 30 saves, 92 strikeouts to 21 walks, and a 2.94 ERA in 67.1 innings in 69 games. In the postseason, he pitched 5.1 innings in 4 games and he gave up 5 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 8 batters and walked 3.

Career pitching statistics for Allen through 2017 include:

  • 386 games played
  • 373.2 innings pitched
  • 20-23 win-loss record
  • 122 saves
  • 484 strikeouts to 140 walks
  • 2.61 ERA

Sources for Information
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