Jhoan Duran

Born: 01/08/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 175
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: August 3rd, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x — July 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Cedar Rapids Kernels
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, extremely athletic, long/wiry limbs w/ fast arm. Built like Taijuan Walker (ARI) at the same age.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup, off-line finish, doesn’t repeat well. Funky off -line arm-circle, whippy 3/4 slot. Fluid, effortless operation; has a lot to clean up, but is athletic enough to do so.
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 45 60 Power arm w/ plus life, can be a plus pitch and blow-by FB if command even gets to avg.
Power arm w/ plus life, can be a plus pitch and blow-by FB if command even gets to avg.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 95 91-98 4sm: 94-98, 2sm: 91-94.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 60 Consistent late ride and armside run, plus life when delivery is timed up and he gets downhill.
Consistent late ride and armside run, plus life when delivery is timed up and he gets downhill.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 50 Currently a thrower, sprays the zone, frequent command misses. Enough of an athlete for two-grade projection on command as he irons out delivery.
Currently a thrower, sprays the zone, frequent command misses. Enough of an athlete for two-grade projection on command as he irons out delivery.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 80-81 78-83 Flashes swing/miss action at best, inconsistent right now and backs up at times. Fast arm produces natural hard spin, has the tools to develop into above-avg pitch.
Flashes swing/miss action at best, inconsistent right now and backs up at times. Fast arm produces natural hard spin, has the tools to develop into above-avg pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 85-86 84-88 Close in velo to FB, but sells it w/ armspeed and gets distinct action w/ late dive at best. Third pitch that's still developing but shows flashes. Projects future avg w/ more refinement.
Close in velo to FB, but sells it w/ armspeed and gets distinct action w/ late dive at best. Third pitch that's still developing but shows flashes. Projects future avg w/ more refinement.
Control
Control 40 50 Loses the zone at times, more strikes w/ FB than CB or CH. Doesn't mix off-speed like he will need to against better hitters. Future avg control as he gets stronger and mechanics improve.
Loses the zone at times, more strikes w/ FB than CB or CH. Doesn't mix off-speed like he will need to against better hitters. Future avg control as he gets stronger and mechanics improve.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Youth and excellent athleticism allow tons of projection. Raw but has impact tools. Ingredients of mid-rotation starter with numerous swing/miss pitches. Risk to profile, still numerous years away and has a lot to clean up: delivery, control/command, off-speed refinement.