Jarren Duran

Jed Zeppelin

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Curious to see how the power translates at Fenway. Seeing a lot of high fly balls to what would be the deepest parts in Boston.
 

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I’ve only heard one minor leaguer’s bat sound like that in person. Back in the day, the Jacksonville Suns had some kid named Mike Stanton.

Just your friendly reminder that F. Cordero batted 7th today.
 

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Didn’t see anything about Duran in the Olympics qualifiers - just a little comparison to Mike Trout

In USA’s 7-1 win over Nicaragua in their opening game on Monday, Duran went 3-for-6 while gunning down a runner trying to stretch a double into a triple.

Afterwards, MLB veteran Todd Frazier told The Athletic, “He’s gonna be a stud. I said (Mike Trout) is going to be something, and I’m thinking the same thing about Duran.”
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/06/03/mastrodonato-red-sox-offensive-struggles-are-making-the-case-for-jarren-duran/
 

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Unless something drastically changes, going to be a bit for Jarren

“Obviously, the conversations will always be there. He just had a great tournament down there in Florida,” Cora said on a pregame video conference Monday before Boston’s contest against the Miami Marlins. “There’s a guy that is going to impact this team in the future. The future doesn’t mean tomorrow, or in a month. It might be next year, or in two years. But we know he’s a good player. The way he impacts the game offensively, running the bases, is eye-opening.

“We know that he’s a good player. We know that he still has some things he has to get better. But we keep talking about him and we’re very happy where he’s at right now,” Cora said. “Now, he has to go back and play and keep getting better. But obviously, like Chaim (Bloom) said in spring training, I think it’s something we’ll keep paying attention to him and we’ll see what happens in the future.”
https://nesn.com/2021/06/it-sounds-like-red-sox-will-continue-to-play-long-game-with-jarren-duran/
 

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Cross post from the Dalbec thread.

A little more on Duran re Worchester and power.

At Home: .286/.375/.735, 6 HRs, 56 PA
Away: .222/.349/.417, 2 HRs, 43 PA.

Obviously hitting for way more power at home but he has close to a .200 ISO on the road which is still pretty solid and would easily be a career high.

Vs RHP: .234/.347/.563 in 75 PA, 10bb/18k, 6 HR.
Vs LHP: .333/.417/.714 in 24 PA, 2bb/7k, 2 HR.

SSS, but it looks like he's hitting for power from both sides as well.

Another thing I found interesting: He somehow only has 7 PA against pitchers younger than he is... which lead me to find out the average age of a AAA player is older than the average age of a MLB player. The average AAA player is 28.2 years old. The average MLB player is 27.2 years old. I'm surprised I didn't know this since I'm kind of a minor league junkie. I'm guessing the average age of A and AA players goes up roughly a year this season too, due to covid.

He's hitting .000/.143/.000 in those 7 PA, 1bb/3k.
vs older: .278/.380/.646 in 92 PA, 11bb/22k.

His career walk rate going into the season was 7.0%. This season it is currently at 12.1%. Sometimes an increase in power leads to more walks, so while I doubt he maintains that rate, I'm guessing it will be considerably higher than his career rate. He's also striking out more at 25.3%. His career rate was exactly 20.0% going into the season.
 

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I thought that everyone saying (typing) "Worchester" was doing so in regards to the minor league article that referred to the Central MA affiliate as such. "Francy is in Worchesteir" was a bit, I thought.... I guess not.
 

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I guess Candlepin bowling was invented in Worcester but I don't get the reference? I'm not into candlepin bowling. It's also a reflex to go with chester. I'll be doing it a lot. I did it last time, but I had to hit backspace.
The image is of a split colloquially known as a "Half Worcester".

The story goes that in the early days of the game, a team from Boston was in a match against a team from Worcester. The Worcester team needed a mark in their final box, and punched out either the 2-8 or the 3-9. Someone on the Boston team or in the crowd called out "You're halfway back to Worcester!"

(As with the Spread Eagle, it's not possible to punch pins like that in tenpin bowling, but you will sometimes see the same split in duckpin bowling. I don't think either split carries the same name in duckpins.)