Have yourself a spring training, Jarren Duran.
The top prospect went deep Tuesday in the final inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. It was the third homer of the spring for Duran, who will begin the 2021 season at Boston’s alternate spring training site in Worcester, Mass.
Check out the home run in the video below:
The fastest player in the Red Sox farm system, Duran overhauled his swing last year and has transformed himself into a strong hitter who can impact the ball to all parts of the field. He finished his impressive spring training with a .340 average and a 1.069 OPS to go along with two steals and the three homers. He did strike out 19 times in 47 at-bats.
Duran’s performance this spring has impressed scouts who wondered whether his swing change was for real.
As for when we could see Duran, a converted second baseman, roaming the Red Sox outfield at Fenway Park, that remains to be seen. He still has a lot of work to do on his defense.
Click the link below to view our prospect profile on Duran, who could make his Major League Baseball debut this season.