23-Year-Old Third Baseman – Texas Rangers
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Profar had another lost season, making it two in a row, due to continued issues with shoulder muscles. The injuries have prevented him from taking a professional at-bat for nearly two full years, cost...
Jurickson Profar Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $605,000 contract with the Rangers in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.
Profar will start at third base and bat third in the order Sunday against the Indians, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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|Career (View All)||184||648||575||67||135||34||19||3||12||48||4||5||56||128||8||1||8||.235||.311||.341||.652|
|Sep. 30||TB||Did not play.|
|Sep. 28||Mil||Did not play.|
|Sep. 26||Mil||Did not play.|
|Sep. 23||@Oak||Did not play.|
|Sep. 20||LAA||Did not play.|
|Sep. 12||@Hou||Did not play.|
|Sep. 9||@LAA||Did not play.|
|Sep. 6||@Sea||Did not play.|
|Sep. 3||Hou||Did not play.|
|Sep. 2||Hou||Did not play.|
|Last 7 Games||7||1||0||0||0||0||1||5||4||1||0||0||0||1||.000||.417||.000||.417|
|Last 14 Games||19||2||2||0||1||0||1||6||7||1||0||1||0||2||.105||.346||.211||.557|
|Last 30 Games||42||4||6||0||1||0||2||11||11||1||0||1||0||2||.143||.333||.190||.523|
Jurickson Profar: MLB Games Played By Position
Jurickson Profar Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Jurickson Profar||3-Year Averages||307||272||9.8%||19.9%||0.49||78%||.291||.099|
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Texas Rangers Roster
MajorsAlberto, Hanser (3B)
AAAAlvarez, R.J. (P)
AAJurado, Ariel (P)
A+Beras, Jairo (OF)
Ade la Rosa, Frandy (SS)
RookieAparicio, Miguel (OF)
Jurickson Profar: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Profar missed all of 2014 with shoulder troubles. He first tore a muscle in his right shoulder during spring training, and then had multiple setbacks throughout the season. He had platelet-rich plasma injections to the joint in late September and a late October MRI said the shoulder was 95 percent clean. However, it was not clean enough for him to play in the Arizona Fall League as originally hoped. He seemed to be making steady progress throughout the winter, but a follow-up MRI showed increase strain in the subscapularis muscle in his shoulder, and the decision was made to schedule surgery. Profar is expected to miss the entire 2015 season as a result, but he's still just 22 years old and those in keeper and dynasty leagues who are willing to ride out the storm could use this to get the talented infielder at a discount.
Profar was called up in early May with the injury to Ian Kinsler and remained in the majors, largely in a utility role, for the rest of the season. He hit poorly in that role, slashing just .234/.308/.336 and fanning 63 times in 286 at-bats. The winter trade of Kinsler to Detroit throws the second base door wide open, and it's expected that Profar will be the heavy favorite to begin the 2014 season as the everyday second baseman. With regular at-bats and without having to learn a new position, Profar should be able to deliver much better results the second time around.
The current holder, in many eyes, of the "Best Prospect In Baseball" title, Profar proved that 2011's breakout was legit, racking up 26 doubles, seven triples and 14 homers in 480 at-bats at Double-A Frisco as a 19-year-old. He showed solid plate discipline (66:79 BB:K) on top of the power, and got a brief taste of the majors late in the season (homering in his first at-bat). Texas currently has Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus up the middle, but there's been talk of Kinsler moving to the outfield to make room in 2013 for Profar despite not having a single at-bat at Triple-A. Profar's name has been tossed around in trade rumors too, but there's little doubt that he will be a fantasy asset once he ascends to the majors for good.
Profar took a big leap forward in 2011, showing much more power than in his professional debut the year prior, as he racked up 37 doubles, eight triples and 12 homers in 420 at-bats at Low-A Hickory as an 18-year-old. Mix in tremendous plate discipline (65:63 BB:K) considering his age, and there's something potentially really special here. He gets praise for his defense at shortstop, and there's no large platoon splits for him from either side of the plate (.852 OPS against lefties, .897 against righties). The only knock on him entering the year was some scouts wondered if they were already looking at the finished product; Profar's big leap forward in the power department should quiet that talk. This could be baseball's next great shortstop.
Profar made his professional debut at short-season Spokane as a 17-year-old and showed advanced skills for a young player against some college-aged competition. His overall .250/.323/.373 line doesn't jump off the page, but he managed 28 walks and 23 extra-base hits (including four home runs) in 252 at-bats and was also successful in 8-of-11 stolen base attempts. He's still several years away, but there's already talk that he could force Elvis Andrus off of shortstop once he's ready. A switch-hitter, he hit .258/.335/.389 against right-handed pitching and hit well overall in August (.284/.354/.477 in 88 at-bats) showing that he's capable of making adjustments against advanced pitching.