As I wrote the other day, this isn't a need-based pick. Allan is a San Diego native from Rancho Bernardo HS who has been an All-American at Wake Forest. He's 6'5", almost 250 lbs and has monster power. Most importantly, he has skills to go along with that raw power.
Allan has had an unbelievably consistent collegiate career, as he's hit at least 15 homers while also drawing at least 50 walks in each of his three seasons - something nobody else in this draft has done. Allan also produced in the Cape Cod League batting over .300 with walks and power, so he has also proven his skills with a wood bat. In short, his track record is impeccable.
Given his size, power, and patience, comparisions have been drawn to Jim Thome.