Michael Allen begins his first season with the ThunderBolts in 2014. It is his second pro season and the Bolts are his fourth Frontier League team. He signed with Windy City on August 6 after splitting the first two months of the 2014 season between Washington and Normal. He began his career in 2013, when he signed with the Frontier Greys out of Davenport University and spent the second half of the season with them. At Davenport, he was named WHAC Player of the Year as a senior when he hit .325 and set the school record with a 30 game on-base streak. He is also the school's career doubles leader with 38 of them. Michael attended Midland Dow High School in Midland, Michigan.