Jhoan Duran Minnesota Twins

Age: 24 (January 08, 1998) | 6' 5" | 230lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIN A+ 2019 2 9 0 0 16 15 78.0 63 5 31 95 3.23 1.21 1.10 3.6 11.0 .317 n/a
MIN AA 2019 3 3 0 0 7 7 37.0 34 2 9 41 4.86 1.16 1.12 2.2 10.0 .336 n/a
MIN AAA 2021 0 3 0 0 5 4 16.0 16 1 13 22 5.06 1.81 1.50 7.3 12.4 .393 n/a
MIN AL 2022 1 3 6 13 41 0 49.2 37 5 12 63 1.99 0.99 1.02 2.2 11.4 .293 60/16/23 12 10
Career 1yr 1 3 6 13 41 0 49.2 37 5 12 63 1.99 0.99 1.02 2.2 11.4 .293 n/a
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June 23, 2022

Minnesota Twins — The local paper wrote up Emilio Pagan as the Twins’ pseudo-closer on Tuesday, but  since then, the 31-year-old has blown the lead in back-to-back games. The article quotes Rocco Baldelli as saying that he won’t commit to one particular closer, but we think Jhoan Duran is now more likely to get the next save chance. Behind Duran and Pagan, Griffin Jax has emerged as a solid option for Minnesota.

Updated hierarchy: *Duran | Pagan | Jax.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 23

Buzz is deafening after the trade this morning. Here's what I linked to from the Closer Monkey.

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's fun for Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers to hear the mumbled reactions from opposing hitters when Jhoan Duran is on the mound.

"You get the, 'Holy ... how does he throw that?'" Jeffers said. "All sorts of reactions like that. You get a lot of hitters looking pretty silly."

Every hitter at the professional level has been honed by tens of thousands -- if not hundreds of thousands -- of repetitions standing in the batter's box with pitches coming at them. They've seen everything there is for pitchers to offer. Any offering they haven't seen before is akin to the proverbial needle in a haystack.

Duran wields that needle. It even has a pointy-sounding name: his "splinker" pitch. Now that he's made his first big league roster as a reliever, count on seeing it often at Target Field when the Twins' No. 6-ranked prospect, per MLB Pipeline, makes his MLB debut...

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 7

Jhoan Duran up from the depths, creating a buzz.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 7