In the 2019 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected Chet Allison with their 24th round pick. Allison played one season at Fresno City College and had a commitment to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
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Dodgers made Chet an offer he couldn’t refuse!!
Former Clovis Cougars and Fresno City Rams Chet Allison will now be working for the Los Angeles Dodgers Organization. Chet signed for some real good $$$ and the Dodgers are getting a good one!! pic.twitter.com/HQdpRObojr
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) July 11, 2019
Out of Clovis High School in Clovis, California Chet wasn’t a big name prospect prior to his senior year. He decided to stay close to home and play at Fresno City College, less than 25 minutes from his home town of Clovis.
His first and only year at Fresno City College was something to really appreciate. Top Division 1 college programs jumped at the opportunity to offer Chet to play at their school. Arkansas and head coach Dave Van Horn gave Allison an opportunity he just couldn’t resist, at least for now. The JUCO standout signed with the Razorbacks in late April.
24th-rd @MLBDraft pick Chet Allison gets $222.5K to sign w/@Dodgers ($97.5K counts vs bonus pool). Juco standout from @FCCRAMSBASEBALL was committed to @RazorbackBSB. Dodgers Draft: https://t.co/UD8NwOb2HH
— Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) July 12, 2019
Chet Allison signed for $222.5K Friday morning, which was nearly $100k above his slot pick value. The Dodgers really lucked out with this pick, considering Allison could have been a top 3 or 4 round pick if he plays a year or two at Arkansas.
In his one year at Fresno City College, Chet Allison hit .446, with 11 HR’s, 50 RBI’s, and 17 SB in his 45 games played.