Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch: Jarren Duran gets the call to the show

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Red Sox OF Jarren Duran

Outfielder Jarren Duran is on his way to the Boston Red Sox, and first stop is Yankee Stadium.
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Jarren Duran’s MLB debut stars in this weeks Red Sox Prospect Watch

Obviously there’s pretty major news this week when discussing the Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch, the MLB debut of Jarren Duran. That’s right, Duran got promoted to the Majors and it looks like the plan is for him to stay. So far, the outfielder has appeared in two games and has a 1-for-6 with one walk and one run going. It’s extremely exciting to see what he’ll be able to do in the Majors, this was absolutely deserved.

Duran did not come alone though. Tanner Houck returned to the Majors and made a massive splash immediately. The right-hander threw three shutout innings against the New York Yankees, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out three. He also picked up his first career save. On the year, Houck has a 3.38 ERA, .283 BAA, and 1.28 WHIP. In 13 1/3 innings in the Majors he has 15 strikeouts compared to just two walks.

Garrett Whitlock has thrown 45 2/3 innings this season. In that time he has a 1.38 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and .222 BAA. The right-hander has 50 strikeouts compared to 11 walks. Meanwhile, he has a 3-1 record, eight holds, and one save. It looks like he’s going to be a major part of the Red Sox pitching for a long, long time.

Bobby Dalbec’s hot-and-cold season continues. It seems like some of the fans have soured on him but his numbers really aren’t that bad. The .216 average is not great, and he strikes outs a little too often (99 in 250 at-bats). That being said, 10 doubles, three triples, and 10 home runs is pretty solid. Dalbec also has 36 RBI, 25 runs scored, and one steal. Dalbec has an electric bat, so one or two big games could get him back on track and the fans back on his side.

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