Posted September 03, 2012 on rangers.scout.com
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Although the Single-A Hickory Crawdads were recently eliminated from postseason contention, the club picked up an 8-4 victory on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
SMASHING DEBUT

Rangers rookie homers in first career at bat

Texas Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar, just called up to the major league roster this weekend, wasted no time in proving his worth. In his first major league at bat on Sunday against the Indians, Profar took a Zack McAllister pitch deep over the right field wall for the first homer of his career. Pirates prospect Starling Marte also homered in his first career at bat, but...

Kinsler's goofs contribute heavily to Rangers' defeat

It was not a good night for Ian Kinsler. The Texas Rangers second baseman made blunders on the basepaths and in the field about five minutes apart Tuesday to turn the game in Kansas City's favor. The Royals erased a two-run deficit and scored six consecutive runs in a 6-3 win over Texas. Kinsler was picked off third base in the top of the third inning with one out and Josh...

Bats launch five home runs, benches clear in Rangers win

Today’s game is the strangest I’ve watched in awhile. The Rangers teed off for five home runs, including one from Michael Young. Yu Darvish was perfect through 5.2 innings until a questionable call turned into a walk.  Which unraveled into three runs for Kansas City. But the strangest part of all was the benches clearing no-brawl in the 8th.  Nelson Cruz stepped in and took...

Profar homers in first big league at bat, Rangers win

Ladies and gentlemen — Jurickson Profar has arrived. He’s just 19 years old, but he’s been touted as the top prospect in all of baseball. Rangers fans have been anticipating his debut for a long time.  Or at least it feels like it.  They expressed their ire when he sat on his first day in the big leagues.  And they got redemption as Ian Kinsler was scratched with lower back...

Jurickson Profar Hits Home Run in First Major League At-Bat (Video)

Jurickson Profar made quite the impression. During his first career at-bat, Profar, a 19-year-old prospect for the Rangers, delivered a solo home run to right field off Cleveland's Zach McAllister. Profar wasn't expected to receive much playing time, but he was thrown into the fire when Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was injured. Batting in the No. 9 hole, Profar didn...

Kinsler scratched from Rangers lineup, replaced by Profar

Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a stiff lower back and was replaced by top-prospect Jurickson Profar, according to the team's website. Profar is making his major league debut batting ninth at the Cleveland Indians. Kinsler's injury is not considered serious and he could play on Monday against the Kansas City Royals...

Jurickson Profar’s Powerful Debut

After seeing Jurickson Profar play in the South Atlantic League in mid-2011, I returned home and wrote a piece for the now defunct Roto Hardball discussing the teenage phenom as the best shortstop prospect in baseball. In fact, if asked to name the top five prospects I’ve ever scouted in person, Profar would be listed alongside Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton, Bryce Harper and Dylan...

Elvis Andrus' slow roller stays fair for infield single (Video)

Texas Rangers designated hitter Elvis Andrus hit an infield single with a slow roller that refused to go foul during Saturday night's game at Progressive Park against the Cleveland Indians. It happened in the top of the eighth inning as Andrus hit a slow roller down the third base line. The ball appeared as if it was going foul but rolled back into fair territory when it...

Rangers phenom debuts with home run

Jurickson Profar, the youngest player in the major leagues, homered in his first career at-bat for the Texas Rangers. The 19-year-old hit a 2-1 pitch from Cleveland Indians starter Zach McAllister an estimated 388 feet over the right-field wall in the third inning on Sunday. Profar became a surprise starter at second base when Ian Kinsler came up with a stiff back before the game...

Rangers 8, Indians 3

Jurickson Profar made quite a debut at age 19, homering in his first major league at-bat as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-3 Sunday. Profar opened the third inning with a drive over the right-field wall against Zach McAllister (5-6). Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and David Murphy all hit solo home runs in the Texas fifth. Derek Holland (10-6) gave up two runs over...

Daily Notes: Three Callups Who Aren’t Jurickson Profar

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. List: Three September Callups Who Aren’t Jurickson Profar 2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today’s Complete Schedule List: Three September Callups Who Aren’t Jurickson Profar First of All, Regarding What Is a Callup A callup is a call-up — as in, September call...

Royals' effort not enough, lose to Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yu Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs and the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4 Monday in a game that turned testy. Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning. Cruz watched his drive sail over the wall, then was hit by Louis Coleman's first pitch leading off the ninth. Cruz took...

Rangers score early, can’t stop Royals

The Rangers looked incredibly flat tonight.  I kind of expected them to be a little fired up after yesterday’s home run party and late-inning fireworks.  But they were the complete opposite. Elvis Andrus hit a one-out home run in the 1st inning and then Mitch Moreland doubled in a run in the 2nd.  It looked like the team might be off to a good start.  But that was the end of...

The Jurickson Profar era has begun

Meet MLB's next superstar

Rangers-Royals Preview

(AP) -- Yu Darvish and Bruce Chen both have poor ERAs, but each was outstanding in his most recent outing. These pitchers turned in scoreless efforts last week, and they meet Monday when the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals start a four-game set at Kauffman Stadium. Darvish (13-9, 4.31 ERA) struck out 10 for the second consecutive outing and pitched seven innings Tuesday for...
Rangers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.