With the MLB Futures Game soon approaching, here’s a run down of everything that a Red Sox fan should know about our competition.
Ch-ch-ch-changing times. MLB’s Jim Callis broke the news that after 20 years, the MLB Futures Game format switches from U.S. (born players) vs World (born players) teams to American League vs National League. The game will be played on July 7th in Cleveland at Progressive Field. In addition, the game has been shortened from nine innings to seven.
Progressive Field is the place to be in early July. In addition to hosting the Futures Game, the MLB Home Run Derby and the 2019 MLB All-Star Game will also be hosted in Cleveland. Who should we be looking for in the Futures Game?
Outfielder Jarren Duran will be representing the Boston Red Sox. Duran is an interesting player in many ways. The Red Sox converted him from a second baseman over to a center fielder. He recently sneaked his way onto the updated 2019 Prospects List.
Duran is known for his speed and his ability to get on base. He’s not a huge power hitter but offers fans the excitement brought about through his grit and ability to use his legs. He has increased through 4 levels of the minors within the Red Sox organization over 2 years.
Duran’s history in Boston dates back to his University playing days. During the summer of 2017, he played in a summer league that was an affiliate of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
It’s no secret: the Red Sox farm system is lacking in depth in comparison to our division. But what exactly do they have that we’re missing?