FRISCO, Texas As the baseball world that is the July trading deadline spins around them at a dizzying pace, Texas Rangers prospects Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt seem remarkably calm.
But then again, what else can the clubs two hottest trading commodities do about their future other than continue to play for the Frisco Roughriders every night?
Im just concentrating on baseball, said Profar, Friscos 19-year-old shortstop and the No. 2 prospect on Baseball Americas mid-season prospects list. All I care about is the things I can control.
Thats the same approach Olt is taking, although both names have come up several times this month as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. If the Rangers decide to make a big move before the deadline, it could come with either Profar or Olt, Friscos power-hitting third baseman, attached to the deal.
Olt, the No. 11 prospect on the Baseball America list, knows thats just part of the game.
Its all rumors, said Olt. Ive dealt with rumors before. It ...