The Mets announced that Matt Allan will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. The team revealed that they discovered the tear in an MRI done earlier this week.
The organization drafted Allan with their third round pick out of Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida in 2019. Allan was expected to go in the first round of the 2019 draft, but dropped to the third round, where he was drafted by the Mets. This was widely regarded as the biggest steal of that year’s draft. The 20-year old spent an abbreviated first season in professional baseball between St. Lucie and Brooklyn in 2019, registering a 1.452 WHIP in just over 10 innings pitched. The Fullerton, California native entered the 2020 season as Amazin’ Avenue’s top-ranked pitching prospect, but hasn’t pitched competitively since the end of the 2019 due to the lack of a minor league season.
Allan received a spring training invite this season, where the team paired him with Jacob deGrom during drills in the hope that he would receive some mentoring. Allan appeared on the single-A Brooklyn Cyclones roster before the start of the season, but the procedure will assuredly sideline him for this season and likely much of next season, as well.