10 Jan

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is right-handed reliever Cody Allen.

Previously-run previews can be found here:

Throws: Right — Bats: Right — Entering his age-26 season — Contract: Pre-arbitration player (under team control through 2018, on track for arbitration eligibility in 2016)

2014 Overview: Allen did not start the season as Cleveland’s closer, but he ended the year with the role and should hold it for the foreseeable future. The right-hander followed up his breakout 2013 season with a very similar one in 2014 and currently ranks among the top 30 relievers in all of baseball. Allen may not be Aroldis Chapman or Wade Davis, but he will do just fine at the back of a major league bullpen. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 4, 2015

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