Re: Who is Redszone's #14 prospect?
Rating Duran this high seems like a case of a scouting report gone wild. I understand his body type and power and all that. But the guy still has to demonstrate that he can play baseball. Compare him to Silva, for instance. Admittedly, comparisons are difficult because of limited samples--337 career PAs for Duran, 166 for Silva.
The age difference is only eight months (Silva being older). The slash line difference is much greater. Duran: 194/277/291 (568 OPS). Silva: 280/372/462 (833 OPS).
Both played in the GCL. Duran has a little bit of an injury history. Silva is by all accounts the better defensive and more versatile player.
Maybe the eyeballs have it and Duran is, indeed, the far better prospect. But to this point, there has been no verification of it.