Jarren Duran Greenville Drive  |  Outfield-Second Base

     
 

Age: 22
Born: September 5, 1996
Buena Park, CA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 7th round, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: Cal State Long Beach
High School: Cypress (CA)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Tall, lean frame. Quick-twitch athlete. Athleticism stands out on the field. Has room to add strength in his upper body.

Hit: Starts square and utilizes a toe tap timing device. Very simple swing mechanics. Short, direct swing. Quick hands. Aggressive, attacks early in the count. Looks to put the ball in play with hard line drives to all fields, will take what the pitcher gives him. Potential above-average hit tool.

Power: Well below-average power potential. Will run into a few home runs per year, but swing isnít geared for over-the-fence power. Double and triple numbers will be inflated by speed rather than by power. However, changed initial setup, having started from a wide stance before coming up and back at Long Beach State to now starting more upright, which has allowed him to at least tap into more gap-to-gap power than expected.

Arm: Average arm strength. Arm plays at either second base or in the outfield.

Field: Potential above-average defender at either second base or in the outfield. Needs work in the outfield to reach that potential because he is raw, having just been introduced to the position. Converted to the outfield in pro ball and showed a slow first step in center field, struggling with initial reads. Was able to make up for that due to his speed, but clearly wasnít comfortable. Moved to right field in Greenville, where line to plate is similar to second base, which should help acclimation to the outfield. Long-term, has the speed and athleticism teams covet for center field. At second base, showed soft hands and fluid actions, though athleticism was wasted.

Run: Plus-plus speed. Potential difference maker on the bases. Needs to refine basestealing instincts, but has the type of speed that puts immense pressure on the defense.

Career Notes Led his high school team to a state title his sophomore year. Put together a strong season for Wareham in the 2017 Cape Cod Summer League. Made it to the Super Regionals with Long Beach in 2017. Played second base in college, transitioned to outfield quickly after being drafted. Performed at a much higher level in his pro debut than even the organization was expecting. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.

Summation: Potential everyday player if everything breaks right. At the plate, needs to continue to refine approach, but has shown strong contact ability. With his speed, has the potential to put a lot of pressure on the defense and inflate his average through infield singles. Over-the-fence power wonít be a major part of his game, but could steal 30-plus bases if he improves his instincts and gets enough playing time. Lack of power limits upside some, but if he makes enough contact for his speed to play, it wonít matter. Value would be highest if he takes to center field eventually and develops into even an average defender there. Has one surefire major league impact tool in his speed and will show three other average tools. Very intriguing player with a reasonably high floor due to speed and defensive versatility.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2016 Long Beach State NCAA Coll --- 19 54 212 33 58 9 2 0 16 71 30 32 13 10 0.274 0.377 0.335 0.712
  2017 Long Beach State NCAA Coll --- 20 58 224 47 69 9 5 0 27 88 18 47 19 7 0.308 0.375 0.393 0.768
  2018 Long Beach State NCAA Coll --- 21 56 222 42 67 8 3 2 22 87 21 32 17 2 0.302 0.380 0.392 0.772
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 37 155 27 54 5 10 2 20 85 11 26 11 5 0.348 0.393 0.548 0.941
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 30 128 24 47 9 1 1 15 61 5 22 12 6 0.367 0.396 0.477 0.872
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 14, 2018 by Justin Horowtiz
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 17, 2018 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (July 2018)
Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month (August 2018)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 30 - August 5, 2018)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 20-26, 2018)
2018 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2018 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year

 

  

 
 

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