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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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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

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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

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.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 02:32:00 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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:26:00 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.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 12:13:00 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.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 06:27:00 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.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 06:12:00 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.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 11:16:00 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.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 11:41:00 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.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 08:07:00 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.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
4Steven Lerud
1B1Jurickson Profar
2Ronald Guzman
3Josh Hamilton
2B1Rougned Odor
2Drew Robinson
3Doug Bernier
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Ryan Rua
2Travis Snider
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
6Mike Hauschild
7Allen Webster
8Yohander Mendez
9Dillon Gee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Keone Kela
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Dario Alvarez
10Nick Martinez
11Brady Dragmire
12Jose Leclerc
13Andrew Faulkner