Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The Texas Rangers have arguably the top prospect in all of baseball in Jurickson Profar.  The super talented shortstop/second baseman is consistently found at the top of all prospect lists and for good reason.  He is a five tool player who at such a young age has shown the plate discipline of a ten year veteran, and he is just about to turn twenty years old.  Here are his numbers at AA compared to Orioles stud Manny Machado, who made an impact at the major league level late in 2012. Name AB Runs XBH XBH% TB SB AVG OBP Machado 402 60 42 39% 176 13 0.266 0.352 Profar 480 76 47 35% 217 16 0.281 0.368   Even when I averaged Machado’s pace to match Profar’s 480 at bats, Profar still beats him in every category except XBH (by only three). Although he doesn’t light up the back of the baseball card in one particular category, Profar will provide future fantasy owners with numbers in all necessary categories.  The Rangers aren’t shy to bring up young players and throw them into the...
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