Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Player Profile: Cody Allen

I have two cards of Cody Allen. This one is from 2015 Topps Heritage.

Playing career: Cody Allen came up with the Indians in 2012 and had two good seasons as a middle reliever. He was promoted to closer in 2014, saving 24 games that season and 34 in 2015.

Where he is now: He is slated to be the Indians’ closer again this season.

My memories: It’s a lot harder to follow every player on every team then it was when I was a kid or even young adult. Even ten years ago there is no way a guy who had 58 saves over two seasons would be completely unfamiliar to me, but I have no memory of Allen whatsoever.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Cody A, between Codey Arena, a skating rink in New Jersey, and Cody and Zack, a TV show. Another prominent Cody Allen is a singer.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Tim Bausher.

1 comment:

  1. Being a Cubs fan I'm more familiar with the NL but I've never heard of Cody Allen either. I've never heard of the singer either. I guess he's Canadian, not that there's anything wrong with that.