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Duran Takes Home 2019 Pinstriped Prospects Staten Island Yankees Player of the Year

Our readers have voted infielder Ezequiel Duran as the Pinstriped Prospects 2019 Staten Island Yankees Player of the Year.  Duran won with 44% of the total votes, beating out third baseman Andres Chaparro and Right-handed pitcher Anderson Munoz who each had 35% and 10% of the vote respectfully.

The 20-year-old out of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic hit .256/329/.496 in 66 games for Staten Island, he hit 12 doubles, four triples and set a career-high of 13 home runs and 37 RBIs.  Duran demonstrated a strong power ability at the plate and was just one home run away from tying the team record for most home runs in a single season.

While Duran’s K% stayed roughly the same as last season, 27.7% in 2018 versus 27.8% in 2019, he drastically increased his BB% from 3.8% in 2018 to 9% in 2019.  He hit for a .314 BABIP in 2019, up from .265 in 2018 and earned a wRC+ of 143.

Ezequiel Duran was at home at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, hitting .284/.351/.537 at home this past season.  He also thrived during the month of July when he hit .333/.392/.630 in 26 games with seven home runs and seven doubles during the month.

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