Allan Cerda didn’t get off to the ideal start in his professional career. During his first three weeks with the Dominican Summer League Reds in 2018, he hit .159 and slugged .205.
But everything fell into place after that, as the outfielder finished the season with a .310/.431/.519 batting line.
When the short-season leagues began in 2019, the Reds relocated Allan Cerda up to the United States and out of the Dominican complex.
The then-19-year-old went 0-8 with six strikeouts in his first two games of the year.
However, he hit .379 and slugged in the remaining eight games of the month, reversing his fortunes to .897 courtesy of two-four home runs, including a two-homer outing against Johnson City on June 27th that included two singles as well.
In the 10 games he played, he hit .297/.325/.703 for the month. Cerda, on the other hand, did not walk a batter and struck out 14.
When July began, the hitting was still going strong. Allan Cerda hit .256/.356/.462 with four extra-base hits and six walks in the first ten games of the month. However, there were 17 strikeouts.
Cerda hit just .200 with a .350 slugging percentage and struck out 34 times in 106 plate appearances in July, despite a .381 on-base percentage courtesy of 18 walks and six additional hit-by-pitches.
The skid persisted for the Greeneville center fielder until the first few days of August. In the first three games of the month, he went 0-10 with seven strikeouts.
He homered in back-to-back games on the 6th and 7th innings following a day off on the 5th.
How Much Does Allan Cerda Make?
Allan Cerda earns a salary of $100,000.