Jarren Duran Portland Sea Dogs Outfield

       
 
Age: 22
Born: September 5, 1996
Birthplace: Buena Park, CA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 7th round, 2018 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Cal State Long Beach
High School: Cypress (CA)
ETA: Late 2020

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Jarren Duran photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: duh-RAN
First Pro Contract: June 14, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Justin Horowitz
Signing Bonus: $189.800
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
MiLB Debut: June 17, 2018 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @DuranJarren
Instagram: @jarrenduran

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  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 and will attack early in the count, but can recognize spin and will take a walk. Will take what the pitcher gives him. Looks to put the ball in play with hard line drives to all fields. Tapped into unexpected offensive potential after signing when he changed his initial setup—once starting from a wide stance and coming up and back during college, he now starts upright. Potential plus hit tool.

Power: Well below-average power at present. Potential below-average power. Will run into a few home runs per year, but swing isn’t geared for over-the-fence power. Double and triple numbers will be inflated by speed on hard-hit line drives, rather than by power. Change in initial setup at the plate has allowed him to at least tap into significantly more gap-to-gap power than expected when he signed. Still something of a slasher.

Run: True 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. In the low minors, at least, speed has allowed him to post unsustainable batting averages on balls in play, as defenses have not been developed enough to throw him out on some routine plays.

Field: Potential above-average to plus defender. Still raw; needs to continue developing in the outfield after switching from second base during his pro debut. Initially showed a slow first step in the outfield, struggling with initial reads. Was able to make up for that due to his speed, but clearly wasn’t comfortable. Initially moved to right field, where line to plate is similar to second base, before converting full-time in 2019 to center field, where his speed could allow him to develop tremendous range. Long-term, has the speed and athleticism teams covet for center field. At second base, showed soft hands and fluid actions, though athleticism was somewhat wasted.
  Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. May develop as he continues getting used to the outfield.

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 State in 2017. Played second base in college, but transitioned to outfield quickly after being drafted. Has performed at a much higher level as a pro than even the organization was expecting. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.

Summation: Potential everyday player with two carrying tools. Double-plus speed will compensate for below-average power. If he develops even average power to go with a potential plus hit tool, could become a dynamic offensive player. Needs to continue to refine offensive approach, but that is already happening and he has shown strong ability to make contact and drive the ball into the gaps. With his speed, has the potential to put a lot of pressure on the defense and inflate his average with infield singles. Over-the-fence power won’t be a major part of his game, but could steal 30-plus bases if he improves his instincts. Lack of power limits upside some, but if he makes enough contact for his speed to play, it won’t matter. Continuing to develop in center field, having just started playing the position, but likely to develop into at least an average defender there and has the raw tools to become an above-average or plus defender. Has one surefire major league impact tool in his speed, so should have a role on a major league roster even in the worst-case scenario.

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    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 8 0.308 0.375 0.393 0.768
  2018 Long Beach State NCAA Coll --- 11 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
   
     
    2019 Stats                                          
2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 22     stats                            
2019 Portland East AA Bos 22     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (July 2018)
Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month (August 2018)
Carolina League Player of the Week (May 13-19, 2019)
Carolina League Player of the Month (May 2019)
2019 Carolina League All-Star
2019 Futures Game All-Star
  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
2019 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 15-21, 2019)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 21-27, 2019)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (April 2019)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 13-19, 2019)
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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