Found September 04, 2012 on
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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, ...
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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...
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...
Meet MLB's next superstar
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...
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...
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When Nelson Cruz was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of the Rangers win over the Royals on Monday, nobody was surprised. Earlier in the game, Cruz hit a towering home run off of Bruce Chen and stood at home plate for a moment to admire it. Opposing pitchers generally dislike being shown up like that, so many thought Kansas City reliever...
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, 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...
Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer, Michael Young also went deep and the Texas Rangers held on for a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Ryan Dempster (5-1) gave up RBI doubles to Billy Butler in the first inning and Salvador Perez in the sixth, but was otherwise stingy for the AL West-leading Rangers. He only allowed two other hits in six innings, striking...
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.
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...
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...
(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...
The Nationals have already tied their franchise record for wins in a season since their move to DC, as they edged out the Cardinals 4-3 on Sunday.
Unfortunately, we will likely not see Billy Hamilton in Cincinatti this month, but the Reds did call up Tony Cingrani...