Jarren Duran Boston Red Sox

Age: 25 (September 05, 1996) | 6' 2" | 200lbs. | Bats: Left Minors: of-130 cf-130 dh-1 pr-1
BOS A+ 2019 50 199 49 77 23 44 13 3 4 19 18 5 .387 .456 .543 10 19 .480 n/a
BOS AA 2019 82 320 41 80 23 84 11 5 1 19 28 8 .250 .309 .325 7 24 .335 n/a
BOS AL 2021 33 107 17 23 4 40 3 2 2 10 2 1 .215 .241 .336 4 36 .318 49/19/31 1 2
Career 1yr 33 107 17 23 4 40 3 2 2 10 2 1 .215 .241 .336 4 36 .318 n/a
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Jarren Duran, Triple-A Worcester (Red Sox)—Duran added two more home runs to his ledger, giving him eight in 84 at-bats in June since returning from his time with Team USA. The 24-year-old outfielder hit a solo shot in the first and a three-run blast in the ninth in a loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Duran is hitting .282/.372/.615 with 15 home runs, 30 RBIs and eight stolen bases.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 30

Jarren Duran, Triple-A Worcester (Red Sox)—Duran has put up video game numbers since returning from his stint with Team USA. The 24-year-old outfielder, who went 2-for-4 with a home run in a loss to Rochester, has six home runs and 14 RBIs in 62 at-bats this month. On the season, he boasts a 1.015 OPS with 13 homers and 26 RBIs.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 24

Is he ever Hungry Like the Wolf.

van wilhoite LVW
Jun 20

Jen McCaffrey looking inside her mailbag at The Athletic:

If Jarren Duran is already with the Sox in late July, does that mean Team USA loses him for the Olympics? I kinda don’t love that trade-off… from a pure entertainment standpoint I was looking forward to him and Triston Casas playing for gold. Thoughts? — Neil Stolzenbach via email 

It does. Players on active major-league rosters are not eligible for the Olympics, so if the Red Sox bring him up before then, he’ll miss out. Obviously, the Red Sox’s needs supersede that of the U.S. Olympic team, but I do wonder if the Red Sox aren’t in a crunch and needing a bat, if they’ll just wait until August to promote Duran. In the Olympic qualifiers earlier this month, he went 7-for-19, hitting .368 with a .933 OPS in four USA victories. I think Duran is coming up this season, it’s just a question of when.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 19

Jarren Duran, Triple-A Worcester (Red Sox)—In his third game back after helping the United States qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, Duran went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in a win over Syracuse. Duran is hitting .259/.364/.600 with eight home runs and 14 RBIs in 21 games.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 11

Boston Red Sox

—No. 5 prospect Jarren Duran had another impressive showing, hitting a solo home run, collecting his sixth double and scoring twice against the Braves. The 2018 seventh-rounder from Long Beach State this spring hit .340 with three home runs in 47 at-bats.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 31

Three singles and a double yesterday in JetBlue Park to raise his Florida batting average to .407.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 20

In BA's daily prospect report...

Boston Red Sox

—No. 5 prospect Jarren Duran hit a towering blast to right field for his first home run of the spring in the third inning. The 24-year-old outfielder has hit just eight home runs in 199 minor league games, but focused last summer on adjusting his swing to generate more power.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 3

Great insight. Any information on these minor leaguers we didn't see or hear of in 2020 is very valuable. 

Scott Shea SJS
Dec 17 '20

Learned to hit the ball into the seats at the alternate site this summer, according to Jen McCaffrey at The Athletic. A clip shows him launching ball after ball out of the park in Pawtucket. But his season didn't end there.

“He had a tremendous 2020,” Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said. “He made strides hitting-wise and physically, didn’t lose any of his speed. He just had a really good year. I think for all players who didn’t play at the major league level, and even for some of those who did — because we had a shorter season — it’s tougher to feel confident in exactly what you know about them. He came into the year as someone who had spent some time in Double-A, but not with particularly distinguished performance, and then you see him put the year together that he had, and we have to try to figure out what that all means.”

Just before heading to Caguas, Duran went to San Antonio, Texas to work out with Zawadzki at a hitting facility owned by Zawadzki’s family friend. Duran hadn’t had much opportunity to hit while home in southern California, so effectively, Zawadzki was helping him prepare for winter ball.

“We were trying to fit in as much, we hit a couple times a day, the second time we’d mix in a different machine or breaking balls or different speeds to simulate things to keep him going for winter ball,” Zawadzki said.

Duran, who turned 24 in September, arrived in Caguas on Nov. 23 for a month’s worth of games. He doesn’t speak Spanish and doesn’t know any of his teammates. It’s as much a test of his mettle as it is his development, but that’s what you do when you’re on the cusp of breaking into the majors. This whole year has been defined by adversity for minor league players and so far, Duran has handled it in stride.

The Puerto Rican winter league is a short one. Games began Dec. 8 and the regular season ends Dec. 30 before the postseason in early January, followed by the Caribbean Series, if Caguas advances.

Though Duran hasn’t hit much just yet, he’s drawn seven walks, stolen three bases and scored five runs in 22 plate appearances over six games. He’s been hitting second and playing center every day, another key piece in the story of his development...

Games usually begin at 6 p.m. each night. Duran arrives at the park around 1 p.m., works out and takes batting practice, the usual pregame routine. Like in MLB, there are no fans in the stands and there are strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

the athletic.com

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20