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Jurickson Profar | Third 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
Contract: view contract details
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T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Jurickson Profar could be the Rangers' best bargaining chip to acquire starting pitching this winter.
The Rangers have Elvis Andrus at shortstop, Rougned Odor at second base, and Adrian Beltre at third, so Profar is an expendable piece if the right deal comes along. Sullivan notes a potential Chris Sale trade with the White Sox as one scenario. But the Rangers also see value in his ability to play a super utility role. Profar made starts at five different positions and the DH spot this season. While he batted just .239/.321/.328 over 307 plate appearances, the playing time was sporadic and he essentially missed two full years due to shoulder problems. The former top prospect won't turn 24 until February and remains under team control through 2019, so plenty of teams would be willing to take a chance on him. Nov 10 - 11:14 PM

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Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and three runs scored Friday against the Royals.

Profar, who batted leadoff, went opposite-field off Edinson Volquez in the sixth. It’s worth noting that he made the start in left field. He previously made four starts at the position in 2013, but this was his first with the Rangers this year. There’s always the chance that Profar could be traded in a blockbuster deal by Monday’s deadline, but his versatility could come in handy for the Rangers down the stretch.
Jul 30 - 12:33 AM

Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 and scored a run in the Rangers' loss on Wednesday.

One of the hits was a double. The former top overall prospect in baseball is finally healthy enough to help his fantasy owners. He is hitting .296/.349/.414 in 162 at-bats. Having played multiple games at every position except pitcher and catcher this year, his positional eligibility provides a huge boost to his fantasy value. Profar looks set to play pretty much every day moving forward unless the Rangers bring in some competition via trade or promotion.
Jul 27 - 11:35 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Rays have demanded Jurickson Profar be included if they are to deal one of their available starting pitchers to the Rangers.

Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore are all said to be available for the right price, and it appears that price must include Profar if the Rangers are going to land a major upgrade to their starting rotation. The Rangers have said no thus far, but as things get closer to the trade deadline we'll see if their position changes.
Jul 23 - 2:32 PM

Jurickson Profar went 0-for-3 with a HBP on Friday to drop his average under .300 for the first time since his second game of the season.

Profar is hitting .229 with just two extra-base hits (both homers) in 83 at-bats since June 11. He could get more consistent playing time now with Prince Fielder done, but the Rangers might get more production from giving those at-bats to Joey Gallo instead.
Jul 22 - 11:26 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are getting "tons of calls" on Jurickson Profar.

The Rangers' biggest need is starting pitching, so the question is whether they'll find anything that motivates them to trade Profar. Sullivan notes that the Rangers have interest in Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi and Drew Smyly from the Rays, but that might not be enough to part with Profar. Sullivan also mentions the Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy as a potential target. Profar essentially missed two years due to shoulder issues, but he's still just 23 years old and has impressed with a .318/.366/.455 batting line in 142 plate appearances with the Rangers this season.
Jul 19 - 12:13 PM

Jurickson Profar belted his fourth home run of the season as the Rangers were dismantled by the Twins at home on Sunday.

Profar's solo shot came leading off the ninth inning, where the Rangers had trailed 15-3. He has seen somewhat sporadic playing time in a utility role over the past few weeks, but has continued to swing an extremely hot bat. With a 2-for-3 effort on Sunday, Profar is now slashing .323/.363/.445 with four homers and 14 RBI on the season.
Jul 10 - 6:27 PM

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

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