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Red Sox's Blaze Jordan: Promoted to Double-A
Jordan was promoted to Double-A Portland this week, Chris Hatfield of SoxProspects.com reports.
Jordan put up great numbers in a return trip to High-A Greenville, and he was particularly dominant of late. The 20-year-old first baseman hit .362/.434/.586 with seven home runs, a 10.9 percent walk rate and a 12.6 percent strikeout rate in his last 39 games for the Drive. Jordan's stark splits (.892 OPS vs. RHP, 1.088 OPS vs. LHP) will be worth tracking against Double-A pitching, but he's one of the youngest hitters at the level, so some initial growing pains can be expected.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Blaze Jordan: Cuts strikeouts at High-A
Jordan hit .330 with two home runs, 10 doubles and a 10.4 percent strikeout rate in May for High-A Greenville.
As a potential designated hitter in the majors, Jordan's bat will need to carry the day, and he has not faced much resistance this season in a return to the Sally League. He has cut his strikeout rate from 25.5 percent in 25 games at High-A last year to 16.1 percent this season, with that mark steadily trending down. As a righty hitter, Jordan will need to do enough damage against right-handed pitching to avoid the short side of a platoon, and thus far that remains an open question. He has a .795 OPS and 17.4 percent strikeout rate against righties and a 1.151 OPS and 9.7 percent strikeout rate against lefties this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Blaze Jordan: Rises to High-A
Red Sox farm director Brian Abraham confirmed Monday that Jordan has been promoted from Single-A Salem to High-A Greenville, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
He'll make the jump to Greenville along with 2021 first-round pick Marcelo Mayer, who also received the bump up from Salem. The 19-year-old Jordan overcame a brutal first month of the season at Salem to deliver a .315/.384/.490 slash line while maintaining a 14.4 percent strikeout rate in 78 games from May 1 onward.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Blaze Jordan: Warming up after brutal start
Jordan is in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak for Single-A Salem during which he's hitting .382/.436/.588, including smashing his second homer of the season Wednesday.
That homer was Jordan's first since the team's season opener April 8, but it's part of what's been an impressive turnaround for the 20-year-old third baseman. After going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts April 29, Jordan saw his season numbers shrivel to .162/.230/.250 with a 5.4 percent walk rate and 24.3 percent strikeout rate. During this streak, though, he's put up a 10.3 percent walk rate and 12.8 percent strikeout rate -- and even better, he's smashed four doubles and the aforementioned homer in the last three games. Jordan rocked the ball across a 19-game stint in rookie ball last year, and it may just be that he needed an adjustment period at the higher level. He's still hitting a fairly meager .235/.301/.363, but with these recent signs of hope, he's still worth watching in dynasty circles.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Blaze Jordan: Moves up to full-season affiliate
The Red Sox promoted Jordan from their rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate to Low-A Salem on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
A third-round selection in the 2020 first-year player draft, Jordan had to wait a year to make his professional debut after the last minor-league season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 18-year-old third baseman doesn't seem to have been hurt by the delayed debut, as he's been one of the more impressive hitters in the FCL since play began in late June. Over 19 games and 76 plate appearances, Jordan hit .362 with 12 extra-base hits while striking out at a palatable 17.1 percent clip.... See More ... See Less
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