Cubs prospect interview: Chris Allen

Allen was the Cubs’ 20th-round pick in the 2018 draft.

In June 2018, the Cubs invested a 20th-round pick in the College of Marin left-handed pitcher Chris Allen. In the 2018 campaign, Allen pitched as a professional in the Arizona League. I thank him for taking time out of his schedule to discuss what being a minor league player entails, after his daily workout.

TH: How was your workout?

CA: It was nice. I was hanging with Miguel Amaya and Matt Swarmer. Acting like I can do yoga?

TH: That’s a bit of the new wave of sports fitness.

CA: My body isn’t built for it yet, but that’s the goal. Slowly but surely.

TH: Who was your squad growing up?

CA: I was a Giants fan, and was able to enjoy the “even numbered seasons” run as a fan. I even made it to an LCS game against the Cardinals in 2014 when we won on a walkoff. Aside from the Giants, I was a big fan of Adrian Beltre. He always had fun out there.

TH: How does College of Marin acknowledge alumni? For instance, actor/comedian Robin Williams was a Marin student when he got started.

CA: They have …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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