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Boston Red Sox prospects Jeter Downs, Triston Casas named to MLB Pipeline’s latest Top 100 list Updated Aug 05, 2020; Posted Aug 05, 2020 MLB Pipeline ranks Jeter Downs No.
Jeter Downs took batting practice in his first workout with the Red Sox.FORT MYERS, Fla. — As soon as the Red Sox acquired Jeter Downs, considerable fascination with his first name (His brother, Jerry Downs, is a 26-year-old first baseman who is entering his sixth year in the Red Sox minor league system.
“We went to go throw outside. It’s awesome for my family.”Jerry had arrived in Fort Myers at the start of February to start preparing for his season. He knew whom to call.“It was insane,” said Jeter. 15.1k Followers, 586 Following, 38 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jeter Downs (@jeter2downs) He was the starting left fielder for Bourne on Opening Day in 2016, and in 2015, he said he preferred pitching.Wong’s stepfather, Matt Maysey, had a brief MLB career. Aquí nos gustaría mostrarte una descripción, pero el sitio web que estás mirando no lo permite. The two took stock of rumors suggesting Jeter as a prospect who could end up in Boston.Initially, it appeared that such hopes had been misplaced when the Red Sox, Dodgers, and Twins arrived at a three-team deal that would have brought Alex Verdugo and Minnesota pitcher Brusdar Graterol to Boston. In his five seasons at various levels, topping out in Double A Portland last season, Jerry has compiled a .331 on-base and a .695 OPS as a first baseman.In 2019, Downs played at two levels of the Dodgers organization, totaling 24 home runs with a .362 on-base and an .888 OPS as a 20-year-old.Wong, who was born in Houston and grew up in nearby Pearland, Texas, primarily played shortstop in high school, though his coach Anthony Scalise told the Houston Chronicle that he was a true utility player who also could throw more than 90 miles per hour on the mound.As a true freshman at the University of Houston in 2015, Wong started 62 of 63 games at shortstop after earning a first-team all-state nod there as a high school senior.As a college sophomore, he transformed into a utility player, starting in all 59 games between shortstop, third base, and behind the plate. That got the 6-foot-1-inch Wong noticed, and he was selected by the Dodgers in the third round (100th overall) of the 2017 draft.“Who wouldn’t want a guy that can catch, play short, pitch, and play the outfield?,” The 28th-ranked Dodgers prospect in 2019, Wong has primarily caught, but seen time at second and third base during his professional career.“Being versatile helps me get out on the field, even if there’s a guy that’s better than me at a certain position,” Splitting time between High A and Double A in 2019, Wong blasted 24 home runs while compiling a .281/.336/.541 slash line, with 24 doubles and 82 RBIs.He also struck out 143 times, swinging and missing having plagued Wong since his first year in pro ball.“Wong displayed some wiry strength, but used more of a controlled approach at Houston before turning his righthanded swing loose in pro ball,” his MLB prospect report said. All-Star Game.In the Cape League, his versatility showed again. You’re coming up to Fort Myers.’ It was pretty cool. It’s kind of ironic that I have the name because that’s exactly the person I model myself after.”Downs was taken 32nd overall in the 2017 MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds.
My brother got Jerry from my dad [Jerry Sr.]. “He aggressively looks to drive the ball now and does to all fields, though he’ll need to make some adjustments after striking out at a 32 percent clip in 2018.”In 2018, the Quakes won the California League championship. 32 overall pick in the 2017 draft. Born in Colombia, he grew up in Florida. In exchange for the superstar outfielder and pitcher David Price, the Red Sox will get Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong.Verdugo is a known quantity; he appeared in 106 games with Los Angeles last season. She just fell in love with Jeter and the way he played, his humbleness, how he carried himself on and off the field.”“That’s how I pride myself,” Downs told Sheldon. He’s worked his butt off. On Tuesday, one day after the trade became official, Jeter made the drive (just under two hours) across Florida to his new spring training home.The new Red Sox prospect arrived late in the day.
I throw with him every day in the offseason. I’m excited for him,” said Jerry. He’s just a grinder.