Jarren Duran turned heads during spring training, and the Boston Red Sox prospect continues to do so in Worcester, Mass.
Duran hit two home runs Monday during a scrimmage against the New York Mets at Polar Park — something he did a lot of during the spring.
It’s clear the 24-year-old made some crucial adjustments to his swing judging from his uptick in home runs, and his speed is undeniable. Duran does need some work on defense, but that surely will come with reps at the alternate training site.
Connor Seabold, who was traded to the Red Sox last season for Brandon Workman, knows Duran will be helpful to the pitcher’s game, as well.
“He covers a lot of ground,” he said Monday, per MassLive. “Speed, naturally, that?s the way it is. I know he?s still kind of like fixing a few things here and there as far as like his routes and finding the wall. But overall, he?s a great guy to have out there. I know he?s going to cover a lot of ground. He?s going to catch a few mistakes that I make.”
Duran certainly is providing optimism for the future, especially if he continues to hit home runs and showcase his speed.