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Cody Allen | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: High Point
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 23 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Cody Allen tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Athletics on Friday for his 20th save of the season.
Allen struck out two batters in the frame and worked around a pair of singles. The 27-year-old took the loss in a non-save situation against the Orioles on Sunday, but he has bounced back with back-to-back scoreless appearances. Allen is 20-for-22 in save chances this season to go along with a 2.44 ERA, but rumors continue to circulate about the Indians looking for an impact bullpen arm. Jul 29 - 11:35 PM

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Cody Allen tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday versus the Twins for his 19th save of the season.

Allen struck out Miguel Sano and Brian Dozier before getting Max Kepler on a groundout to finish off the victory. The 27-year-old had a bit of a rocky April, but he owns a 1.23 ERA since the start of May. He has converted each of his last six save chances.
Jul 15 - 11:35 PM

Cody Allen allowed two baserunners but no runs to earn his 16th save of the year on Wednesday.

He gave up a single to Nick Markakis and walked Erick Aybar to bring the tying run to the plate before getting a groundout from Emilio Bonifacio to end the threat. Allen is a solid but not spectacular closer who has blown only two save chances. He whiffs more than a batter per inning but his elevated walk rate makes him susceptible to the occasional blowup.
Jun 29 - 10:24 PM

Cody Allen allowed a run but held on to convert his 15th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Jace Peterson smacked a one-out homer off of Allen and the closer also had to pitch around a two-out triple, but he eventually closed it out. Allen has blown a couple saves this month and hasn't had a ton of chances given that the Indians have played so well. He's mostly pitched very well since a rough April, though.
Jun 28 - 10:35 PM

Cody Allen walked away with the win after blowing a save chance Friday against the White Sox.

Allen just knows how to win. Asked to hold a one-run lead, he retired the leadoff hitter Alex Avila before giving up back-to-back doubles to Brett Lawrie and Avisail Garcia to tie the game. However, he was able to strike out J.B. Shuck and Tim Anderson to avoid further damage. Carlos Santana then homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Indians (and Allen) home happy. Allen has now blown two saves on the year, both of them coming in his last four chances. Still, on the whole he has been very good since a shaky April.
Jun 17 - 10:44 PM

Cody Allen took his first blown save after giving up a run in the ninth Wednesday against the Rangers.

Allen had some ugly outings in April and took three losses, but he hadn't blown a save until now. He's still pitching much better of late, having posted a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings since the beginning of May.
Jun 1 - 9:56 PM

Cody Allen worked around trouble Friday against the Twins for his ninth save of the season.

The Indians had a two-run lead going into the ninth, but Allen quickly gave up a leadoff double to Danny Santana before Eduardo Nunez knocked him in with a one-out single. Trevor Plouffe drew a two-out walk, but Allen managed to strike out Byung Ho Park to lock down the victory. Allen threw just 12 out of 24 pitches for strikes during the frame and continues to look shaky in the ninth inning. While he has struck out 17 batters in 15 2/3 innings, he has walked 10 batters and holds an ugly 5.17 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
May 14 - 12:28 AM

Cody Allen allowed a run but hung on to nail down his fourth save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Allen yielded a leadoff double to Adam Lind and Lind came around to score on a groundout, but the closer whiffed Franklin Gutierrez to close things out. He's now converted all four of his save chances in the early going, but that 5.79 ERA has surely given his fantasy owners some heartburn.
Apr 19 - 9:28 PM

Cody Allen got four outs on Saturday to preserve the Indians' 7-5 win over the Mets.

After Bryan Shaw allowed the Mets to get back into the game in the eighth, Allen was called on to put out the fire. He did just that, getting Asdrubal Cabrera to ground out to end the inning, then working around a leadoff walk to pitch an uneventful ninth. A bad outing has marred his early numbers, but Allen has worked scoreless innings in three of four appearances and has three saves without a blown save thus far.
Apr 16 - 8:39 PM

Cody Allen worked around a two-out single to lock down his second save in a 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Allen coughed up two runs in less than an inning to the Rays on Tuesday, so it was nice to see the right-hander safely navigate the ninth to secure the save. More specifically, it was comforting to see him throw strikes. He tossed 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes and walked no one. Allen still has a firm grip on Cleveland's closer role.
Apr 13 - 11:11 PM

Cody Allen secured his first save of 2016 season with 1-2-3 inning on Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Allen struggled last April, but he twirled a gem of an inning Wednesday against Boston in a 7-6 victory. He featured both his fastball and his knucklecurve, easily navigating his way through the heart of the Red Sox batting order. The right-hander showed better command in the second half of 2015 and carried that into his 2016 debut. He’s a good bet to be a top-10 fantasy closer this year.
Apr 6 - 10:25 PM

Indians and RHP Cody Allen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.15 million contract.

Arguably the biggest beneficiaries from a positional standpoint in arbitration are closers, and Allen proves the point in getting a massive raise from the $547,100 he earned in 2015. He posted a 2.99 ERA with 99 strikeouts over 69 1/3 frames in 2015 and will return as the Tribe's closer in 2016.
Jan 15 - 12:50 PM

Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out Saturday's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.

Allen entered in the ninth with the Indians holding a 2-0 lead. He made sure things stayed that way, recording three quick outs (one strikeout) to secure his 33rd save this season. He's 33-for-37 in save chances and holds a 3.03 ERA and 98/25 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Cody Allen said he "would absolutely love" to sign a long-term deal with the Indians.

Allen won't hit free agency until 2019 so a long-term deal probably isn't high on the Indians' to-do list. With that said, he's proven that he can be a top-tier closer, converting 32 of 36 save chances this year with an elite 12.97 K/9. An extension could also allow the Indians to get Allen at a cheaper cost during his arbitration years.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:07:00 PM

Cody Allen worked a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's 6-3 win against the White Sox to earn his 31st save.

Allen needed only seven pitches, striking out Gordon Beckham, getting Carlos Sanchez to ground out, and striking out Adam Eaton. He's had some shaky moments, but he's cleaned up his act over the last month. On the season, Allen stands with a 3.25 ERA and a 94/25 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings while converting 31 of 35 save attempts.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 05:12:00 PM

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10Cody Anderson