3 prospects who are impressing their teammates in Red Sox camp

Opening Day is in just three weeks.

Jarren Duran has impressed his teammates this spring.

With three weeks left until the Red Sox open the 2020 season in Toronto, MLB.com polled six Red Sox players to discover who has impressed in the first half of spring training.

Here’s what teammates said about three prospects:

Jarren Duran, OF

The centerfielder is ranked as the system’s eighth prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and Michael Chavis liked what he saw. Through 15 at-bats, he’s hitting .357 with five hits, a triple, a home run and two RBI.

“He’s fun to watch, honestly,” Chavis said. “Watching him run, it’s special. And you’ve seen him develop and grow as a hitter and a player.”


Bryan Mata, RHP

The righty is the No. 4 prospect and the highest-ranked pitcher in the system, even though he’s only 19. He’s hurled three scoreless innings through two appearances.

“He’s got a great arm. Power arm,” said Christian Vasquez. “If he can control his emotions, he’s going to be good. His stuff is electric. It was fun to catch his first start.”

Tanner Houck, RHP

Boston’s 2017 first-round pick hasn’t allowed a run in his five innings this spring.

“He’s somebody who looks like he can last through a game,” Jackie Bradley Jr. said. “He looks like he’s built for a starting role.”

Check out the full list of players here.

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