Jarren Duran Boston Red Sox

Age: 25 (September 05, 1996) | 6' 2" | 212lbs. | Bats: Left OF-29 LF-1 CF-28 PH-4 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 AAA 2021 60 244 46 63 30 66 11 2 16 36 16 3 .258 .357 .516 11 23 .288 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 2 2
BOS AL 2022 13 52 9 17 4 11 5 2 0 3 4 1 .327 .386 .500 7 19 .415 48/23/30 4 3
Career 2yrs 46 159 26 40 8 51 8 4 2 13 6 2 .252 .290 .390 5 30 .355 n/a
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Single, double, walk, two SB, two runs leading off against the Tigers. I think we can pencil him in now as the leadoff hitter tonight facing Beau Brieske.

Alex Patton Alex

Enrique Hernandez is heading to the Covid IL and the Sox are calling up Duran. Alex Verdugo and JBJ aren't exactly setting the world on fire so maybe this could prove to be an extended visit for Duran. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
May 6

Scored from second on a sac fly today.

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Mar 27

As someone who ranks and sorts as many prospects reports as I can (I weight them based on a proprietary valuation based on source), I was a bit surprised Duran didn't make Law's top 100. Among AL prospects, he's #45 on BA, 36 on BP, 40 on BP Fantasy, 32 on Prospect 1500, and 46 on Fantrax. He didn't make it on CBS top 100 either. But, these just missed lists get values for my rankings too, so they are helpful. 

I have him as #36 overall in the AL FWIW. But, that's subject to change. MLB's list is coming soon and Fangraphs is always late.  I think some years I've had over 15 lists in my composite rankings. With John Sickels out of the game, I lost my highest value prospect ranker a couple years ago, but I understand why he had to stop.

Right now Witt is barely edging Rutschman on my list.  Julio Rodriguez is 3rd, but losing ground to the two Tigers recently (they happen to be tied for 4th and 5th), but especially because of Keith Law's ranking him 7th in the AL. Shane Baz recently passed Grayson Rodriguez for AL's top pitching prospect in my rankings - they are 6th and 7th on my list.  After that there are some available guys so I'll keep quiet on how I rank them for now.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 2

Another Red Sox prospect who didn't make the cut for Keith Law's top 100, posted yesterday at The Athletic,

Jarren Duran, OF, Boston Red Sox

Age: 25 | 6-2 | 212 pounds
Bats: Left | Throws: Right
Drafted: No. 220 in 2018

I still think Duran’s going to be a good big leaguer, but his production in the majors in 2021 was hard to explain away. Granted, it was just 112 PA, but when your walk and strikeout rates look just like Billy Hamilton’s, you might have a problem. Duran reworked his swing during the shutdown to get to more power, as prior to that he was a low-walk slap hitter with plus speed, and it paid off in Triple A, where he hit 16 homers in 60 games — which is more homers than he had hit previously in the minors, fall league, college, and collegiate summer ball combined. A bad month or so doesn’t ruin a prospect’s outlook, and Duran still has above-average regular upside between his speed (and potential for plus defense, which we didn’t see last year) and power. The high-leverage swing may mean he swings-and-misses enough to cancel out some of that added value, especially if he continues to have problems with good velocity as he did in that cup of coffee in the majors.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 1

No. 7 on the Baseball Forecaster's list of Top 75 Injury Prospects for 2022.

The profile is less rosy.

Jarren Duran’s (OF, BOS) speed has always carried his profile.
However, a swing transformation allowed for more power to
develop in 2021. In Triple-A, he slashed .258/.357/.516 with 16
HR and 16 SB in 60 games. He struggled mightily in MLB, as
pitchers exposed his hit tool and uber-aggressiveness. It remains
to be seen if Duran makes the proper adjustments to get back to
hard contact.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 14
2021: EV 89.6 HardHit 40% Barrel 4% HR/FB 10% LA 7.8 Pull 34% Cent 34% Oppo 32%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21