Brandon Allen, a folk hero of sorts for hitting a game winning walk-off homer in his first game as a Rays, is no longer with the Rays organization. Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reported that the Rays have sold his rights to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Allen appeared in seven games with the Rays before he was assigned to Triple-A Durham where he posted a .262 BA/.295 OBP/.451 SLG/.746 OPS/.322 BABIP/.326 wOBA line.
I guess we have to fix our piece on who’s available in the Rays farm system, eh? At least Leslie Allen and Stephen Vogt are still in Triple-A. On a side note, someone I overlooked in the farm system piece was the Durham Bulls first baseman, Henry Wrigley.
Wrigley’s posted a .343 BA/.381 OBP/.562 SLG/.943 OPS/.400 BABIP/.411 wOBA line with 42 RBI, 30 runs, and 30 extra base hits including 10 homers in 233 at-bats so far with the Durham Bulls this season. With those numbers, I could care less that he has a 6% walk percentage and a 20.2% strikeout percentage. Cough…his strikeout percentage is lower than both Carlos Pena and BJ Upton…cough. “Believe me if he keeps this up the Rays will find him a spot” said Durham manager, Charlie Montoyo, on the subject of Henry Wrigley and his bat with the Bulls.