Jhoan Duran

Born: 01/08/1998 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 230
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, 2/11/2015 (ARI); Traded to MIN 7/27/2018
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 8th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- May 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Ft. Myers Miracle
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Prototype power pitcher frame. Tall, athletic build w/ broad shoulders and twitch throughout. XL arms and hands.
Mechanical Notes
Rushes through upbeat SWU; athletic operation that has the tools to iron out but needs to get more simple; hard landing swings backside around and pulls off-line, tilts badly to clear arm. Lightning fast H3/4 slot. Will need to iron out mechanics to remain SP.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 55 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Enough power that FB could hold its own right now despite youthful command; easy plus pitch as location refines.
Enough power that FB could hold its own right now despite youthful command; easy plus pitch as location refines.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 96-97 95-100 Top-of-the-scale SP velo, T100 early in outings and holds 96-97 all game. Would have 80-grade velo in short stints, but ceiling is high enough to give every chance at rotation role.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Explosive ride at the top of the zone; steep angle when down; lively to all parts of the zone.
Explosive ride at the top of the zone; steep angle when down; lively to all parts of the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Still learning to harness power FB; sprays zone and lets velo do the work right now; won't have to be pinpoint but ability to hit spots must improve; room to project command.
Still learning to harness power FB; sprays zone and lets velo do the work right now; won't have to be pinpoint but ability to hit spots must improve; room to project command.
Curveball
Curveball 50 60 83 82-85 Power knuckle-CB w/ flashes of dominant swing+miss action, sharp bite w/ XL down tilt at best. Still getting used to grip, backs up or plays down in some sequences when he loses feel and can't land for a strike. Can develop into a regular plus.
Power knuckle-CB w/ flashes of dominant swing+miss action, sharp bite w/ XL down tilt at best. Still getting used to grip, backs up or plays down in some sequences when he loses feel and can't land for a strike. Can develop into a regular plus.
Splitter
Splitter 40 50 92 90-94 Unique pitch, power splitter that he can throw like a sinking FB. Feel comes and goes but flashes hard tumbling action and late dive. Projects as solid third pitch.
Unique pitch, power splitter that he can throw like a sinking FB. Feel comes and goes but flashes hard tumbling action and late dive. Projects as solid third pitch.
Control
Control 40 50 Improving pitchability and sequencing, doesn't just rely on FB. Mixes speeds, shows game plan to RHH/LHH, adds funk to his delivery to disrupt timing. Should get every chance to start; control could be enough for rotation as delivery irons out.
Improving pitchability and sequencing, doesn't just rely on FB. Mixes speeds, shows game plan to RHH/LHH, adds funk to his delivery to disrupt timing. Should get every chance to start; control could be enough for rotation as delivery irons out.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Physical, athletic power arm; emerging as a top prospect as control/pitchability catch up to huge raw stuff; blowing away A-Ball hitters but still 1-2 years away w/ things left to refine. Ceiling of #3 SP w/ peaks of dominance; can see as an elite 'pen arm if he needs a fallback.