Black MiLB Players You Need To Know About #12: Jeter Downs

Jeter Downs is a 23-year-old Afro-Colombian middle infielder in the Boston Red Sox organization with an interesting combination of power and speed for an up-the-middle player. He brings solid on-base skills and a reliable glove to the table as well.

Background + Path to Professional Baseball

Player Profile

Jeter Downs is a shortstop/second baseman that throws and bats right-handed. He is 5'11'’, weighs around 190 pounds, and is built like your stereotypical middle infielder. Athletic and wiry frame, well built but not lumbering. Somewhat thick lower half for a middle infielder but should still stick.


Jeter Downs profiles as a middle infielder that offers an intriguing combination of speed and power to go with solid defense and on-base skills. He may not be the most explosive athlete, but he has shown skills in a variety of facets of the game at a consistent level. Downs is on solid ground as a prospect that may get everyday at-bats for a good MLB team soon.