ALLEMAND, BLAKE

Position: Second Base

DOB: July 1, 1992

Height: 5’10” / Weight: 175

Bats: Switch / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Draft (5th Round, 2015)

Profile: A fifth-round pick by the Brewers in 2015 out of Texas A&M, Allemand signed for a reported bonus of $40,000, well below slow value.  He split time between Helena and Wisconsin after signing his contract, then split the 2016 season between Wisconsin and High-A Brevard County.  Allemand moved up to Double-A Biloxi in 2017 and was there the whole season, appearing in 97 games for the Shuckers.  A switch-hitter with average bat speed, Allemand doesn’t hit for a lot of power, but can find the gaps from time to time and demonstrates good bat control.  Defensively he lacks the range and arm strength to play shortstop, having to put his whole body into his throws, but he’s solid at the keystone and also can contribute in the outfield in a pinch.  With average speed, Allemand runs the bases will and will also take a walk, displaying sound fundamentals.

2015:  After signing with Milwaukee following his senior season at Texas A&M, Allemand joined the Helena Brewers in the Pioneer League, hitting .373 in 11 games before getting bumped up to Class-A Wisconsin.  He finished out the year there with the Timber Rattlers, and went on to hit .626 over the course of 62 games.

2016: Allemand moved up to High-A Brevard County to begin the 2016 season, but struggled early on and was returned to Wisconsin after just two weeks.  He took the demotion in stride and went on to hit .306 with 15 doubles, two triples and two home runs in 54 games before returning to Brevard County to finish out the season with the Manatees.

2017:  The Brewers moved Allemand up to Double-A Biloxi to start 2017, but he quickly landed on the disabled list with an injury that force him to miss a good chunk of the season’s first month.  Upon his return, he proved to be a key contributor for the Shuckers, hitting .305 in the month of May and then following that up by batting .333 in June.   He saw action at second base and in the outfield and finished the year hitting .256 with a career high six home runs.