Jurickson Profar

Jurickson Profar

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Diego Padres
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Profar opened the 2021 season as a utility player for San Diego, but his ability to play all over the infield and outfield allowed him to pick up semi-regular playing time for much of the campaign while the Padres contended with both injuries and endured slumps from multiple everyday players. The 28-year-old did little to raise the offensive floor for the Padres when he was included in the lineup, as he finished with a .093 ISO and .649 OPS after clearing .150 and .700 in those respective categories each of the previous three seasons. He'll return in a utility role and could find stretches of regular playing time again. He did steal 10 bases, so he'll have value in deeper formats when he finds his way into the lineup. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#529
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$Signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Padres in January of 2021. Exercised $6.5 million player option for 2022 in November of 2021. Contract includes $7.5 million player option ($1 million buyout) for 2023 and $10 million mutual option ($1 million buyout) for 2024.
Racks up three hits
OFSan Diego Padres
September 29, 2022
Profar went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Dodgers.
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Profar extended his hitting streak to seven games with the solid performance from the leadoff spot Thursday. In that span, he's gone 12-for-29 (.414) with six runs scored and three extra-base hits. The left fielder lifted his season slash line to .245/,333.,396 with 15 home runs, 58 RBI, 61 runs scored and five stolen bases through a career-high 147 contests.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
67
6
2
9
5
4
2
1
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
18
3
4
4
5
2
9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+46%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .674 348 37 7 34 3 .236 .320 .354
Since 2020vs Right .722 892 117 19 82 18 .245 .338 .384
2022vs Left .738 196 21 3 19 1 .260 .354 .385
2022vs Right .724 441 60 12 39 4 .238 .323 .401
2021vs Left .478 89 9 1 6 1 .154 .247 .231
2021vs Right .697 322 38 3 27 9 .247 .352 .345
2020vs Left .748 63 7 3 9 1 .276 .317 .431
2020vs Right .771 129 19 4 16 5 .268 .352 .420
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .730 593 78 13 53 11 .240 .351 .379
Since 2020Away .690 653 77 13 63 10 .246 .316 .374
2022Home .780 301 38 9 27 2 .254 .349 .431
2022Away .683 336 43 6 31 3 .236 .318 .365
2021Home .605 192 25 2 14 4 .192 .330 .276
2021Away .684 219 22 2 19 6 .254 .329 .355
2020Home .810 100 15 2 12 5 .289 .400 .410
2020Away .719 98 12 5 13 1 .258 .278 .441
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Stat Review
How does Jurickson Profar compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.74
 
BB Rate
11.1%
 
K Rate
15.1%
 
BABIP
.270
 
ISO
.151
 
AVG
.245
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.396
 
OPS
.728
 
wOBA
.325
 
Exit Velocity
87.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.8%
 
Barrels/PA
3.0%
 
Expected BA
.251
 
Expected SLG
.361
 
Sprint Speed
22.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
43.5%
 
Line Drive %
21.6%
 
Fly Ball %
34.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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That is not a misprint in Profar's bio line; he really is just turning 28 years old. Profar has seemingly been in the league forever, but 2020 was as close as he has come to the type of breakout performance fantasy players have long wanted to see from him. While 2018's numbers were big, they were mostly a byproduct of volume whereas he was on a 20-20 pace while playing in the talented San Diego lineup in 2020. The bounce-back for the switch hitter was centered around his best season yet in handling right-handed pitching, but that skill lacks much stickiness; view it partly as growth but more anomaly given he hit below .200 against righties in two of the prior three seasons. He has 2B/OF eligibility on draft day and the Padres will likely continue to use his defensive versatility. The ceiling is not very high, but the floor is not all that bad when he is healthy.
Profar has now been able to stay healthy for the majority of back-to-back seasons, appearing in 285 games over the last two years. The 26-year-old hit .218 after batting .254 in his final year with Texas. A spike in his Pull% (from 39.8% to 49.9%) without a notable dip in his groundball rate led to the decline in batting average, while his BB% (9.3%) and K% (14.5) remained stable. He also battled the yips making throws from second base -- a new development. Padres general manager A.J. Preller, who was the Rangers assistant GM when Profar was a top prospect with Texas, bought low on him in a trade this offseason and he will enter spring training as the favorite to be San Diego's starting second baseman. Profar has hit 20 home runs in back-to-back seasons and is 19-for-20 on stolen-base attempts over that span. His performance in the field will be as important as his hitting if he is to hold the everyday job.
Once considered the top prospect in baseball, Profar's previous five seasons had been marred by injury and disappointment, but that finally changed in 2018. The Rangers dealt with a myriad of injuries but he was able to stay healthy and play in 146 games, finishing with a 108 wRC+. His 20 home runs were an especially welcome sight, as Profar totaled only 17 home runs between Triple-A and MLB over the previous two seasons. His 13.2% HR/FB was roughly league average, so he could reprise that power output. He was also 10-for-10 on stolen-base attempts. Profar hits the ball to all fields and rarely strikes out (14.8 K%), so he could improve on last year's AVG (.269 BABIP). He was traded to the A's as part of a surprise three-team deal this offseason. In Oakland, he figures to serve as the primary second baseman, but could also get occasional starts at shortstop and third base.
Widely regarded as the game's No. 1 prospect five years ago, Profar has tamed Triple-A pitching, but he's yet to make an impact at the highest level. The 25-year-old has career major-league rates of 9.1 walks and 19.8 strikeouts, teasing a high-upside batting eye. The .352/.379/.516 line he flashed in his first 23 games of 2016 suggested he regained power and harder contact through increased shoulder strength following significant time lost in 2014 and 2015. Profar doesn't have a daily lineup spot to start the season, which has been an evergreen statement. He likely will have to get by in 2018, at least initially, by piecing together work at numerous positions. Whether he does this for a so-far patient Rangers team or another squad remains to be seen. Repeating the final point from his 2017 outlook: "He's still an interesting lottery ticket."
Profar serves as a prime example of the disastrous effects shoulder injuries can have on hitters, most of the time severely sapping power. After missing nearly two years due to ongoing shoulder issues, he's still trying to rediscover the stroke that made him the top prospect in every publication across the land just four years ago. He teased that potential by starting 2016 with a .352/.379/.516 line through his first 23 games, but the outstanding performance was short-lived, as Profar hit a meager .180/.291/.250 in 201 plate appearances from July 3 through the end of the season. He hit decently for a 23-year-old at Triple-A, but considering the offense-heavy context of the Pacific Coast League, his Round Rock performance was still disappointing for a player of Profar's pedigree, experience and theoretical upside. His greatest fantasy asset in 2017 might be his positional flexibility, depending on your league's qualification parameters, as last season Profar played 11 or more games at every spot on the infield (other than catcher) in addition to left field. He's still an interesting lottery ticket.
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, costing the former top prospect valuable development time. Still just 22 (he'll turn 23 in February), Profar still has plenty of time to carve out a major-league career and he was a surprise addition to Arizona Fall League rosters this winter. Through 19 games (all at DH), he's slashed .264/.352/.458 with 11 walks against just 10 strikeouts. His return to relative health has his name coming up in trade rumors this winter, and there's no real room for him in Texas with Rougned Odor and Elvis Andrus entrenched up the middle and Joey Gallo set to inherit third base, but the first step in Profar regaining fantasy relevance again is simply to show he's healthy and get back to playing.
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.
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Not starting Tuesday
OFSan Diego Padres
September 27, 2022
Profar is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Goes deep Thursday
OFSan Diego Padres
September 23, 2022
Profar went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and two total RBI in Thursday's loss to St. Louis.
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To sit Friday
OFSan Diego Padres
September 16, 2022
Profar isn't starting Friday against Arizona, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Knocks two-run homer
OFSan Diego Padres
September 7, 2022
Profar went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Snaps homer drought
OFSan Diego Padres
September 3, 2022
Profar went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 7-1 victory versus the Dodgers.
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