Who drafted Jeter Downs?
Downs was drafted 32nd overall in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds.
Jeter Downs Stats
Jeter Downs Trade
Jeter Down was traded twice before joining the Red Sox.
Downs was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on December 21, 2018, along with Homer Bailey and Josiah Gray, for Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood, Kyle Farmer, and financial considerations.
Downs was traded to the Boston Red Sox on February 10, 2020, along with Alex Verdugo and Connor Wong, for Mookie Betts, David Price, and financial considerations.
Jeter Down Prospect
Jeter Down was ranked 5th in the 2021 Prospect Rankings
Jeter Down Scouting Report
Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 50
Downs has ordinary speed, but because of his high baseball IQ, he plays faster on the base paths and in the middle infield.
He has the hands and arm strength to play shortstop, but his range is better suited for second base.
Downs may fill the vacuum at second that has remained since Dustin Pedroia’s injury in 2017. The Red Sox already has Xander Bogaerts at short.