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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
Contract: view contract details
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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are interested in acquiring Jurickson Profar from the Rangers.
There is no obvious short-term or even long-term spot for Profar in the Bronx, but Sherman says the Yankees "would be willing to take on a single player with upside and pedigree in exchange for multiple players who are crowding their deep 40-man roster." Profar, once considered the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, has batted just .229/.309/.329 in 206 career games at the major league level. A change of scenery would probably do him some good. There is also said to be interest from the Reds and Padres. Nov 16 - 10:45 AM

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that Jurickson Profar doesn't have a set role for 2018.

As of now, Profar is expected to be on the Opening Day roster next year, but that's only because he's out of options. The 24-year-old appeared in just 22 games in the majors this season and batted .287/.383/.428 with seven homers and 45 RBI over 87 games in Triple-A. The Rangers decided against a call-up in September, which ensures that he will remain under team control through 2020 as opposed to 2019. Profar has expressed his frustration with the situation, but barring a trade, the former top prospect figures to be a bench player for Texas going into next season.
Nov 14 - 8:56 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News believes that the Reds and Padres could have interest in acquiring Jurickson Profar this offseason.

Grant notes that the Reds scouted Profar heavily while he was at Triple-A Round Rock, and A.J. Preller of the Padres has always had an interest in Profar. It looks increasingly likely that the club will try to move the talented 24-year-old this winter after he appeared in just 22 games with the big league club in 2017 and hit an anemic .172/.294/.207 in his 70 plate appearances.
Oct 28 - 11:48 AM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News opines that the Rangers need to trade Jurickson Profar this offseason.

Profar spent the majority of the year with Triple-A Round Rock while batting .287/.383/.428 with seven homers and 45 RBI over 87 games. The 24-year-old former top prospect was passed over for a call-up in September, a decision which was believed to be motivated in part by service time. There's increasing frustration with the situation and no clear fit in the Rangers' lineup, so moving on might be best for both sides. Profar will be out of options going into spring training, so something will have to give soon.
Oct 3 - 8:43 AM

Rangers general manger Jon Daniels acknowledged Monday that the club doesn't have current plans to call up Jurickson Profar.

Profar has hit .290/.384/.432 with seven homers and a 32/42 K/BB ratio over 86 games this season in Triple-A, but the Rangers don't have enough at-bats for him in the majors. There's a side benefit to keeping him in the minors, as the Rangers could keep him under four years of MLB service time and ensure that he'll be under team control through 2020 as opposed to 2019. It's an unfortunate part of the business, but it could improve his appeal on the trade market.
Sep 4 - 1:56 PM

Jurickson Profar was held out of Monday's lineup with Triple-A Round Rock after he expressed frustration for not being traded at the deadline.

Profar has since been placed on the 7-day disabled list in Triple-A. The Rangers reportedly looked around for a potential fit before the deadline, but they were unable to find a deal. The former top prospect has appeared in 22 games with the Rangers this season, but he's spent the majority of the year in Triple-A while batting .300/.386/.440 with four homers, 37 RBI, and a 25/31 K/BB ratio over 67 games. His frustration is understandable, but there's still no clear opening for him on the major league roster. He's under team control through 2019, but his future with Texas is very much in question.
Aug 1 - 11:36 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Braves have shown interest in trading for Jurickson Profar.

This could be a good match as the Rangers are looking to add a starter and Jaime Garcia appears to be available. The Braves' system is well-stocked with young arms, which could make Garcia expendable. Texas and Atlanta made a trade last winter with the Braves swapping Brady Feigl and Tyrell Jenkins in exchange for Luke Jackson. Profar has impressed with a .300 average in Triple-A this year, though his success hasn't translated to the big leagues yet (.172 in 58 MLB at-bats this season).
Jul 16 - 12:05 AM

Rangers optioned INF/OF Jurickson Profar to Triple-A Round Rock.

He filled in for a few days while Elvis Andrus was on paternity leave. Once considered an elite shortstop prospect, Profar has settled into a utility role in recent years while bouncing between Triple-A and the majors. He'll be back at some point.
Jul 8 - 5:45 PM

Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

He cracked a double to the right field gap that drove in Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor in the fifth inning. The young prospect struggled mightily before being demoted to Triple-A in late April. He was recalled on Wednesday to fill in for Elvis Andrus while he is on paternity leave. Profar was hitting well in the minors but the former elite prospect's value has bottomed out. He hasn't shown any power or speed in the minor leagues and has a lot of work to do before fantasy owners will get excited again.
Jul 6 - 1:49 AM

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

Profar no longer holds any true fantasy value, but will start in the place of Elvis Andrus (paternity leave) at shortstop against the Red Sox on Wednesday. In 65 prior plate appearances with the big league club, the former top prospect hit just .137/.279/.137.
Jul 5 - 4:16 PM

Rangers optioned INF/OF Jurickson Profar to Triple-A Round Rock.

The former No. 1 overall prospect has batted just .137/.279/.137 in 62 plate appearances this season at the major league level.
Jun 16 - 4:24 PM

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

Profar is starting at third base Friday and is expected to handle the position for at least a few days while Adrian Beltre (ankle) is banged up. He batted only .135/.289/.135 earlier this season before being sent down.
Jun 9 - 5:21 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rangers will call up INF/OF Jurickson Profar.

Adrian Beltre is dealing with a left ankle injury, one which could potentially lead to a stint on the disabled list. Profar will receive the call up to the Rangers as a depth move. Since initially being optioned to Triple-A at the beginning of May, the former top prospect is hitting .267/.342/.427 with two homers and 20 RBI across 131 at-bats. In 15 games with the Rangers in April, he slashed .135/.289/.135. While he is still just 24 years old, fantasy parties would be best off leaving Profar on the waiver wire, as he just has not proven to be a consistent performer when given opportunities.
Jun 7 - 10:19 PM

Rangers optioned INF/OF Jurickson Profar to Triple-A Round Rock.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Pete Kozma on the active roster. Profar has hit just .227/.317/.314 with five homers in 353 plate appearances in the majors dating back to the start of last season. The hope is that he can get on track offensively with regular at-bats in the minors.
May 1 - 10:17 AM

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