Jared’s Jet Setters: Coby Mayo (BAL) and Logan Allen (CLE)
Written by: Jared Perkins
Can you believe it already? We are getting close to the end of the 2021 season. It has been a fun ride with Jared’s Jet Setters and I hope you have enjoyed these articles as much as I have enjoyed writing them. For my final Jared’s Jet Setters of the regular season, I am looking at two prospects. One position player and one pitcher that are both from the American League. Jared’s Jet Setters won’t be gone for good! I’ll be back in the offseason covering more prospects, doing podcasts, and maybe even tossing out some rankings!
Coby Mayo, 3B, Baltimore Orioles
Orioles’ fans have had nothing to celebrate this year. You watch the big league club play and sometimes it is almost cringe-worthy. Fans have only been able to celebrate 46 wins this year and the Orioles are giving away tickets trying to get fans in the ballpark. But all is not lost, Orioles fans! There is some exciting talent in the farm system that hopefully can have an impact in the next few years. I know, not what you want to hear… “next few years”.
As soon as you glance at Coby Mayo’s stats you just automatically fall in love. The Orioles have been aggressive with the 2020 fourth-round pick as he has reached Low-A at just 19 years old. He responded to the aggressive assignment loudly by hitting .315 with four home runs and 17 RBI in Low-A. He pairs these numbers with an overall solid 18.1% strikeout rate and a 13.6% walk rate. The ability for him to recognize pitches and be patient at the plate is really impressive against the competition he is facing. I also love the bat control he brings to the table and watching a video of him hitting, he just has a nice smooth swing that you want to see out of any prospect. The bat is legit, but there are some questions on where he ends up defensively. As of now, the Orioles will keep developing him as a third baseman but he could end up changing positions.
Logan Allen, SP, Cleveland Indians
Earlier in the year, I covered another Cleveland pitching prospect, Peyton Battenfield. Cleveland never seems to be short of pitching prospects. It is almost like they have a factory that just pops out pitching prospects. Who knows, maybe they do. That brings us to another arm in the system that is excelling. No, not the Logan Allen that was traded over to Cleveland, but the Logan Allen that was drafted in the second round of the 2020 draft.
Allen has been stellar this year compiling a 2.04 earned run average with 128 strikeouts in 101.1 innings pitched. He’s also done a great job keeping runners off the basepaths by sporting a solid 6.4% walk rate. He possesses a solid three-pitch mix with his changeup being his best pitch. He doesn’t have overpowering velocity, but he makes up for that with his command. His last pitch is a curveball which is decent but still a work in progress. Allen is known for pounding the strike zone and has a very nice repeatable delivery which you want to see in a pitching prospect. If someone hasn’t swiped him in your dynasty league yet, he is worth an add. I’ll always take a shot on an arm that Cleveland is developing.