Allen Caldwell was drafted in the 12th round 2008 as a OF out of Spartanburg Methodist College. He went to HS in South Carolina
As a OF in the system he hit just .215 with 6 HR in 410 at bats. The Royals moved him to P in 2010 and he is 8-3 with a 3.05 e.r.a and 92 k 24 bb in 71 innings. He is currently pitching for the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
He will turn 24 next spring training…here is his scouting report from someone that has seen him several times this season
Outstanding knuckle curve that he can throw for a strike in any count to any hitter.Â Decent fastball 86-89, solid changeup.Â The curve is by far his best pitch.Â Commands all of his pitches fairly well and is very aggressive â€“ constantly throws strikes (22.0 IP, 22K, 3BB).Â Has said that he could not throw any pitch but his curve for a strike as an amateur.Â Grew up a fan of Barry Zito and his big bender.Â Due to his velocity, will likely have to prove himself at every level, but his ability/willingness to throw strikes, the fact that heâ€™s a lefty and his curve will combine to give him a shot.Â Not bad for a converted outfielder who once struck out 14 men in a JUCO World Series game, but had not pitched since until his conversion in 2010.Â He was asked to switch after hitting .176 in 23 games at Low-A in 2010.Â His BAA as a 2011 Blue Rock â€“ .177.