Jhoan Duran Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/8/1998 (25)
Jhoan Duran Season Stats
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Jhoan Duran News
Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Jhoan Duran shut the door on the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, tossing a clean ninth inning to secure a 3-0 victory. Duran allowed just a single and didn't strike anyone out. The 25-year-old has now gone three straight appearances without allowing a run after a rough patch where he allowed six runs in four appearances, so he seems to be back on track. As the closer for a solid Twins team who has good numbers across the board, Duran is a top-10 fantasy option out of the bullpen.
It wasn't clean, but Minnesota Twins closer Jhoan Duran was able to secure his 18th save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals. Duran entered to pitch the ninth inning up by two. He got the first out on a groundout, allowed a solo home run, and got the final two outs on strikeouts. The 25-year-old flamethrower has been consistent throughout the season, converting all but four save opportunities with a 2.81 ERA and a 12.31 K/9 rate.
Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said that closer Jhoan Duran won't be available to pitch on Monday night for the start of a series against the Seattle Mariners. "Duran's not pitching today. I don't think that's a secret. I mean, if anyone thought he might be pitching today, that would interest me and I'd like to talk to that person," Baldelli said. Duran isn't injured, but he won't be available on Monday after pitching in the last three games against the Oakland Athletics. The 25-year-old right-hander has been solid for the Twins and fantasy managers this year with a 2.17 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, a career-high 15 saves and 47 strikeouts in 37 1/3 relief innings. If a save situation arises for Minnesota on Monday, Griffin Jax is the most likely candidate to get a save opp.
Minnesota Twins reliever Jhoan Duran made his major league debut this year and didn't disappoint. He posted a microscopic 1.86 ERA with a 33.5% strikeout rate and 0.98 WHIP while saving eight games. Duran had three offerings; four-seamer, curveball, and splitter. The righty's fastball had the highest average velocity in baseball, 100.8 MPH, while his curve and splitter got whiffs at a 49.7% and 34% rate, respectively. These led to a 94th-percentile whiff rate and 98th-percentile chase rate. Even with the high-powered pitching, Duran barely walked anyone, issuing free passes just 6% of the time. Along with a 61% ground ball rate and .187 xBA in 2022, he clearly has the potential to continue being a big plus in the WHIP category. Duran's ERA will rise naturally, but he posted a 0.80 HR/9 with a 17.6% HR/FB and 90th-percentile barrel rate, implying his long-ball numbers will probably be even better in 2023. The 24-year-old might not be the closer to start the season for the Twins. However, current closer Jore Lopez, who produced a 4.37 ERA with just four saves after a trade to Minneapolis last year, might be forced out if he struggles again. Even if Duran saves just 11 games, like Steamer projects, he'll offer fantasy managers a ton of value in the three other departments. His ADP of 120 is a steal considering his '22 numbers and ceiling for next season.