Originally posted on The Golden Sombrero Baseball Blog  |  Last updated 1/11/12

#13 Jurickson Profar

Texas Rangers

DOB: 2/20/1993

Previous Rank: N/R

ETA: 2013

As an 18-year-old in the Sally League, Profar very nearly slashed .290/.390/.500 as an elite fielding shortstop, earning him the SAL MVP.  Holy ****.  He’s really, really good and has so much more to gain before he actually arrives in Arlington.  An aggressive international scouting department was able to sign Profar out of Curacao while he was a 16-year-old.  He made tremendous gains at the plate in 2011 in terms of all three hitters’ tools.  He even walked more times than he struck out.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA 2010 17 Spokane NORW A- 63 288 252 42 19 0 4 23 8 3 .250 2011 18 Hickory SALL A 115 516 430 86 37 8 12 65 23 9 .286 2 Seasons 178 804 682 128 56 8 16 88 31 12 .273 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/11/2012. Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB 2010 17 Spokane NORW A- 63 288 252 4 23 28 46 .250 .323 .373 .696 94 2011 18 Hickory SALL A 115 516 430 12 65 65 63 .286 .390 .493 .883 212 2 Seasons 178 804 682 16 88 93 109 .273 .366 .449 .815 306 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/11/2012. Year Age Tm Lg Lev G Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G 2010 17 Spokane NORW A- SS 63 338 90 232 16 49 .953 5.11 2011 18 Hickory SALL A SS 114 493 176 295 22 62 .955 4.13 2 Seasons 177 831 266 527 38 111 .954 4.48 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/11/2012.

Profar is an exceptional defender and gets above average grades for his footwork, arm strength, and hand agility.  His bat track from both sides of the plate is textbook and produces quality bat speed and carry.  What’s perhaps most impressive is that he has only been hitting from both sides for two years.  There is nothing to knock with Profar except that he might be a couple inches short.  Get ready, because in a couple of years there is going to be a huge debate about where to put Elvis Andrus, Ian Kinsler, and Profar, because they all need to be on that diamond.




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