With the 188th pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians select San Diego State outfielder Greg Allen.
Allen, a Baseball America Preseason Second-team All-America selection, finished his junior year with a .302 batting average, a team-leading 30 walks, 25/30 stolen bases and 52 runs scored. He also had six outfield assists from center field this year. Allen is the No. 162 draft prospect, according to Baseball America.
Allen has all the tools you'd look for in a lead-off center fielder: great average and on-base percentage, disruptive and smart base-running, big range in center and a solid outfield arm. I think a good major league comparison for Allen is Cleveland's Michael Bourn--ironic that now Allen joins Cleveland's system.
A quiet and respectful character on the diamond, Allen also excels in the classroom: Allen was one of two SDSU athletes named the 2014 Student-Athlete of the Year.
According to ESPN's Keith Law, the Indians have the 17th best farm system in baseball.