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Jurickson Profar | Third Baseman | #19

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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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Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Wednesday that Jurickson Profar will see some game action in center field.
Profar played there during the World Baseball Classic, so Banister wants to get a look at him. As of now, Profar figures to see most of his time in left field this season, but he's essentially in a utility role. Mar 22 - 3:27 PM

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Jurickson Profar says his jammed left middle finger is fine and he will continue playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic.

Profar injured the finger while sliding into a base, but the injury is apparently no big deal. It's obviously good news not only for Profar but for the Netherlands and the Rangers. Profar is expected to see most of his playing time for the Rangers in left field this season.
Mar 10 - 4:38 PM

Jurickson Profar jammed his left middle finger during pool play in the World Baseball Classic.

Team Netherlands advanced out of Pool A with a strong showing in South Korea, and Profar was one of the stars. It's not clear how the injury will affect his status for the second round. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told reporters Thursday morning that he is in touch with Dutch management.
Mar 9 - 10:48 AM

Jurickson Profar drew a walk-off walk as Team Netherlands defeated Chinese Taipei 6-5 in Pool A play in the World Baseball Classic.

The game was tied 5-5 going into the bottom of the ninth before Dashenko Ricardo reached on an error to begin the frame. Hung-Wen Chen then hit Randolph Oduber with a pitch before Andrelton Simmons singled to load the bases. That set the stage for the walk-off victory. Both the Netherlands and Team Israel went 2-0 in Pool A action, so they will advance to the second round of the tournament.
Mar 8 - 8:26 AM

Jurickson Profar went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a stolen base as Netherlands defeated Korea 5-0 in Pool A play in the World Baseball Classic.

Profar, who is playing center field, set the tone early by going deep in the first inning. Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons also added a pair of hits, including an RBI double in the second inning. Korea, who is the Pool A host country, is now 0-2 in the tournament.
Mar 7 - 8:41 AM

Jurickson Profar had an RBI single and two walks in three plate appearances Sunday against the Royals.

It was the first Cactus League action of the spring for Profar, who is projected to open the 2017 regular season as the Rangers' primary left fielder. Profar started at shortstop Sunday with Elvis Andrus finishing up his rehabilitation from November hernia surgery. The 24-year-old former top prospect owns a weak .235/.311/.341 batting line in 184 career major league games, but there is still some upside here.
Feb 26 - 9:19 PM

Jurickson Profar is slated to start in left field for the Rangers in 2017.

It's part of the fallout from the Rangers' reunion with veteran first baseman Mike Napoli. The other fallout: Shin-Soo Choo will serve as the regular DH for Texas in 2017 and Joey Gallo will get most of his work this spring at third base.
Feb 16 - 10:46 AM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rays have "checked in" with the Rangers regarding a possible trade for Jurickson Profar.

Grant says "it hasn't gained any momentum to this point," so nothing appears imminent. It's been reported that the Rays are likely to move Brad Miller to second base to replace the departed Logan Forsythe and then sign or trade for a first baseman. However, they're keeping their options open, and one of them looks to be keeping Miller at first and going after a guy like Profar. Profar currently looks to be in line to platoon at first base for Texas, although that's one of the probable landing spots for Mike Napoli.
Jan 30 - 4:29 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have spoken with the Rangers about Jurickson Profar.

Talks with the Twins for Brian Dozier are at a standstill, so the Dodgers are weighing alternatives for second base, even going beyond names they have been linked to in the past like Ian Kinsler and Logan Forsythe. Profar currently projects to platoon at first base for the Rangers, but he would likely move into a utility role if the club ends up signing Mike Napoli. After missing back-to-back years with shoulder issues, the 23-year-old hit .239/.321/.338 with five home runs and 20 RBI over 90 games with the Rangers last season. Rosenthal also names the Phillies' Cesar Hernandez and the Nationals' Wilmer Difo as potential fits and doesn't rule out the possibility that the Dodgers will eventually find a match with the Twins for Dozier.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 19 - 10:59 PM

Rangers avoided arbitration with INF/OF Jurickson Profar by agreeing to a one-year, $1.005 million contract.

The 23-year-old hit .239/.321/.338 with five homers and 20 RBI in 307 plate appearances for the Rangers in 2016. He had been projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $1.1 through the arbitration process. He'll enter the 2017 season in a platoon at first base with Ryan Rua.
Jan 13 - 7:03 PM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that the "most likely scenario" has Jurickson Profar and Ryan Rua sharing first base going into next season.

Joey Gallo is also in the mix, but the Rangers have indicated that they'd like to see him get some more seasoning in the minors. Profar played first base some last season for the first time as a pro and looked capable enough there, although he really struggled offensively after a hot start. The Rangers seem to be one of the clubs most likely to be in on the Edwin Encarnacion bidding as his market craters, and they've been connected to Mike Napoli, as well.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Jurickson Profar said that he would play outfield for Team Netherlands in the 2017 World Baseball Classic if he is not traded.

Profar has played 17 games in left field during his young major league career, so this wouldn't be completely foreign territory. The only caveat here is that Profar does not plan on participating in the WBC at all if he is traded. In early November, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan forwarded the opinion that the versatile 23-year-old represented the Rangers' best potential trade chip, but as of yet, there has been no real smoke on that front.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:10:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:14:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:33:00 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.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
4Brett Hayes
5Steven Lerud
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Drew Robinson
3Doug Bernier
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Jurickson Profar
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Cesar Puello
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Joey Gallo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Mike Hauschild
8Dillon Gee
9Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Keone Kela
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Eddie Gamboa
10Nick Martinez
11Jose Leclerc
12Dario Alvarez
13Anthony Bass