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Jurickson Profar | Outfielder | #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
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Jurickson Profar is likely to be optioned to Triple-A Round Rock once waiver claim Pete Kozma reports to the Rangers.
Profar is hitting .135 without an extra-base hit so far this season and isn't playing much at this point, so the Rangers might as well give him regular playing time in the minors. The former top prospect is a career .229/.309/.328 hitter over 199 games in the majors. Apr 30 - 2:48 PM

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Jurickson Profar finished 0-for-2 in the Rangers' loss to the Twins on Monday.

Profar is now batting just .135 with zero extra-base hits in 46 plate appearances this season. The former top prospect is a non-factor in fantasy.
Apr 24 - 11:52 PM

Jurickson Profar is starting in left field and batting ninth for the Rangers on Monday.

He's started two straight and five out of the last six in left, although Profar is just 4-for-19 with zero extra-base hits so far. The Rangers are facing Jharel Cotton and the A's.
Apr 17 - 5:29 PM

Jurickson Profar is starting in left field and batting ninth for the Rangers in Friday's game versus the Athletics.

It's his first start since Opening Day, as the Rangers have been mixing and matching in left field with Profar, Delino DeShields and Ryan Rua. It figures to continue to be that way until someone gets hot.
Apr 7 - 4:08 PM

Jurickson Profar got the nod over Delino Deshields in left field on Opening Day, but he finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Indians.

Deshields had the better spring than Profar and appeared likely to get the bulk of the time in left initially, but he wasn't in there tonight. We're assuming that he will be on Tuesday, as Profar didn't make a case for back-to-back starts.
Apr 3 - 10:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jurickson Profar
3Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Dario Alvarez
8Keone Kela
9Jake Diekman