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Jurickson Profar | Second Baseman | #19

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / TEX
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Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that Jurickson Profar will likely play first base Tuesday against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia.
Profar was out of the lineup Monday for the eighth time in the past 11 games. Banister intends to have him play "three or four" times per week, but he clarified that this estimate doesn't necessarily include starts. Profar continues to produce when he gets the opportunity, but the lack of playing time makes it difficult to rely on him in mixed fantasy leagues right now. Jun 27 - 6:12 PM

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Jurickson Profar hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Profar homered twice in his first seven games but hadn't hit one since June 3 before teeing off against Anthony DeSclafani in the second inning. He's currently got a modest six-game hitting streak going, with runs in three of his last four games. The 23-year-old has been great since being brought up, batting .345/.374/.517 in 22 games overall.
Jun 21 - 11:16 PM

Jurickson Profar went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run in the ninth inning as the Rangers came back to beat the Cardinals 4-3 on Saturday.

Rougned Odor and Profar led off the top of the ninth inning with consecutive singles against Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal, and both came around to score later in the inning. It was Profar's run that ended up being the deciding one, his 15th run scored in 20 games thus far. The infielder has been nothing short of terrific in those 20 games, batting .341/.372/.488 with two home runs.
Jun 18 - 11:41 PM

Jurickson Profar is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

This is Profar's first day off since he earned a call-up to the majors in late May. The 23-year-old jack-of-all-trades infielder has a hit in all 11 of his games to date.
Jun 8 - 8:07 PM

Jurickson Profar is batting leadoff and starting at first base on Tuesday versus the Astros.

Profar was spotted doing pregame work at first base on Monday and now he'll be thrown right into the fire at a position he has never played in his pro baseball career. The 23-year-old should be athletic enough to pull it off. Rougned Odor is at second base and Prince Fielder is at DH on Tuesday night against Houston.
Jun 7 - 3:59 PM

Jurickson Profar did some work at first base on Monday.

Profar has never played first base in pro ball, but the Rangers want to test his versatility as they attempt to find at-bats for him. He got back-to-back starts out of the DH spot over the weekend in place of the struggling Prince Field. He's starting at second base in Monday's game, with Odor serving as the DH.
Jun 6 - 5:24 PM

Jurickson Profar will bat leadoff and start at second base Monday against the Astros.

Profar had two more hits on Sunday and is batting .390 (16-for-41) since his recent call-up. The Rangers can't afford to sit him while he's hitting like this. Rougned Odor will serve as the designated hitter on Monday while Prince Fielder returns to the lineup at first base.
Jun 6 - 4:27 PM

Jurickson Profar finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Mariners.

Profar drew the start at DH over Prince Fielder and again hit leadoff. He singled in the bottom of the first and then drove in Jared Hoying with a single in the Rangers' three-run bottom of the fifth. Profar, considered the top prospect in baseball only a couple years ago, boasts a .390/.405/.634 batting line with two homers, three RBI, and 10 runs scored in nine games since his May 27 callup. He's not going anywhere.
Jun 5 - 5:51 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Jurickson Profar is "making a really strong argument for himself."

The Rangers were originally planning to send Profar back to Triple-A Round Rock after Rougned Odor's suspension (which ends Saturday) but now it looks like his stay might be extended. Profar has hit safely in all seven games with the Rangers and has homered in two of his last three contests. If Profar remains in the lineup, it could come at the expense of slumping DH Prince Fielder.
Jun 4 - 10:46 AM

Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday against the Mariners.

Profar just keeps on hitting. The 23-year-old is 12-for-33 (.364) with two homers, one double, and one triple over seven games since coming up from Triple-A Round Rock. He has hit safely in all of them. Most expected that Profar would be sent right back down to the minors when Rougned Odor’s suspension comes to an end, but he could be changing those plans with his hot bat.
Jun 3 - 11:49 PM

Jurickson Profar belted his first major league home run since September of 2013 in Tuesday's victory over the Indians.

The longball was a solo shot off of Corey Kluber in the fifth inning. Profar also singled and scored a run. The infielder is sporting a .348/.348/.565 batting line in five games since taking over at second base for the suspended Rougned Odor. The Rangers are reportedly considering keeping Profar on the major league roster after Odor returns, although it remains to be seen how they'd plan to get him playing time.
May 31 - 9:32 PM

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers have discussed keeping Jurickson Profar around after Rougned Odor's suspension ends.

Hanser Alberto would also remain on the active roster and the Rangers would go with a seven-man bullpen. Profar is 6-for-18 (.333) since his callup on Friday and he was slashing 284/.356/.426 with five homers and four steals in 189 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Round Rock. The former top prospect might have finally found some footing at the major league level, though it's still pretty loose.
May 31 - 4:36 PM

Jurickson Profar went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Pirates.

In just his second game back with the Rangers, Profar made his presence felt, hitting a one-out triple and scoring in the seventh inning. He has three hits in nine at-bats since being recalled, and he's expected to fill in at second base -- and atop the Rangers' order -- while Rougned Odor is serving his suspension. If Profar performs well during the audition, he could force Rangers' brass to make a tough decision when Odor returns.
May 28 - 11:25 PM

Jurickson Profar will bat in the lead-off role in Saturday's contest against the Pirates.

Profar was hitting .284/.356/.426 in Triple-A Round Rock, so it's hardly a stretch to see him succeeding in the lead-off role in the majors. This placement in the lineup illustrates the Rangers' faith (as well as the faith fantasy owners should have) in the 23-year-old, even if his stay in the big leagues is likely to be short.
May 28 - 4:59 PM

Rangers recalled INF Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock.

Profar is starting at second base and batting leadoff for the Rangers on Friday and could remain in both places for the next week while Rougned Odor serves his suspension. After missing two seasons with ongoing shoulder issues, Profar has batted .284/.356/.426 with five homers and four steals across 189 plate appearances with Round Rock this season. His stay with the big club could be short, but he's worth owning in fantasy leagues while he's up.
May 27 - 3:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
8Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Tanner Scheppers
8Cesar Ramos