Kolby Kenneth Allard is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Texas Rangers. He was a member of the Atlanta Braves in the past. The Braves took him 14th overall in the 2015 MLB draft.
Allard was taken 14th overall in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves.
Lucas Herbert, his high school batterymate, was also picked 54th overall by the Braves. On July 9, Allard signed a $3 million contract with the Braves.
In August of 2015, Allard joined the Gulf Coast League Braves as a pitcher. He was shut down after three scoreless outings for back surgery, which was termed as a “minor back treatment.”
To begin the 2016 season, the Braves sent Allard to extended spring training. Allard played for the Rome Braves and the Danville Braves in 2016.
He pitched for the Mississippi Braves in 2017. Allard was invited to spring training the following year and started the season with the Gwinnett Stripers.
Allard was sent to the Texas Rangers for Chris Martin on July 30, 2019. The Triple-A Nashville Sounds picked him up as an option.
Allard was promoted to the Rangers after one start with Nashville. Allard was 4–2 with a 4.96 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 45+13 innings for Texas in nine starts.
In 2020, he struggled mightily, going 0–6 with a 7.75 ERA in 33 innings. In 2021, Allard pitched for Texas and had a 3–12 record, 5.41 ERA, and 104 strikeouts in 124+23 innings.
How Much Does Kolby Allard Make?
Kolby Allard makes an average annual salary of $563,500.