Found May 19, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
Profar should get immediate playing timeCredit: Mark Duncan/AP The Texas Rangers have surged to the top of the American League in 2013 as a credit to their depth.  After losing World Series contributors Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to free agency and Michael Young to trade, the Rangers simply added a piece here and there and promoted their talent from the minors and surged to a 28-15 record, best in the Bigs.  Their latest display of riches comes with the promotion of infielder Jurickson Profar to take the place of 3-time All Star 2B Ian Kinsler, who is sidelined with sore ribs that didn’t heal well after he tested them in the cage. Profar just turned 20 years old in February and most scouts rank him as the top prospect in all the minors, for certain in the Rangers system.  He came up last year for a cup of coffee in September, registering two doubles and a home run among his 17 at bats, and even chimed in with a postseason hit in his only at bat (recall they were “one and done” in the Wild Card).  He will make his 2013 debut Monday against Oakland and will share time with Leury Garcia, although smart money is that the Rangers brass will use these two weeks to really see what Profar can do every day.  A natural SS, he might also get spot duty there if Andrus needs a day at DH.  The Profar/Andrus double play combination might be something to behold for the rest of the decade, since the Rangers just committed to Andrus long term. If you get a chance to watch the Rangers play these next two weeks, watch this kid play, you won’t regret it. -David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post Top minor league prospect Jurickson Profar summoned to the Rangers appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

Jurickson Profar Opportunity Is Calling Your Name

When the season began many people expected that top prospect Jurickson Profar would make the Texas Rangers Opening Day roster. Texas instead opted to send their young superstar to Triple-A Round Rock and this would allow him to enhance his skills as a player. There would be an opportunity for him to join the team if a player was injured during the season. That chance has come up...

Should Texas Rangers Have Brought Up Jurickson Profar?

The Texas Rangers activated Jurickson Profar–arguably the best prospect in the minor leagues–for this evening’s matchup with the Detroit Tigers. He’ll help fill the void left by injured Ian Kinsler, who...The post Should Texas Rangers Have Brought Up Jurickson Profar? appeared first on Bohemian Baseball.

Prospecting Week 8: Jurickson Profar, Jake Odorizzi

Another weekly look at who’s hot and who’s not in minor league baseball to help your fantasy team. This week’s edition includes one of the tastiest prospects in baseball getting a call-up, another good young Rays pitcher in the bigs, and a pitcher who is a ‘dash-n-stash’. You want more? You want more? You really like it? You want more?HOTJurickson Profar  MI | TEX ...

The Jurickson Profar Bandwagon Begins Tonight

Thanks to Ian Kinsler, baseball fans around the world get an early birthday present.  Jurickson Profar, the #1 rated prospect according to just about any website on the tubes we call the interweb, is making his debut this evening for the Texas Rangers. Now, before you get too excited, first try to realize he’s still just a 20-year old from the Netherlands with only the potential...

Ian Kinsler to the DL, Jurickson Profar called up

The Texas Rangers will get another look at one of their top prospects.  Unfortunately, the look at Jurickson Profar comes under less than ideal circumstances.  The team has placed veteran Ian Kinsler on the disabled list, clearing room for Profar on the 25-man roster. According to Todd Willis of ESPN Dallas, Kinsler was placed on the DL retroactive to Saturday.  He is suffering...

Will Ian Kinsler’s Injury Open Door For Jurickson Profar Permanently?

He’s back. Ballyhooed prospect Jurickson Profar has been recalled from Triple A Round Rock by the Texas Rangers. Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler has hit the DL with a rib injury necessitating Profar’s summons to Arlington. There are very few prospects in the minor leagues that generates as much discussion as the Curacao native, Profar. Only 20-years old, Profar got his first taste of...

Jurickson Profar Called Up, Rangers Place Ian Kinsler on DL

The Texas Rangers placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15 day disabled list with bruised ribs and recalled infielder Jurickson Profar  to take his place on the roster.  the move was retroactive to Saturday and became necessary when Kinsler was  unable to swing a bat Sunday. Profar, 20, entered the 2013 season as the number one prospect in all of baseball. Profar is batting...

Rangers put Kinsler on DL, recall Profar

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list because of bruised ribs and recalled top prospect Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock. The move was announced before the Rangers, with the best record in the majors, played their series finale against Detroit on Sunday night. Because Kinsler entered Friday night&...

Minor League Update: Games of May 16-19 by Zach Mortimer

Four days of prospect goodness in this weekend update, which includes a note on the recently promoted Jurickson Profar.

FAAB Mentality Week 8: Brandon Belt, Jurickson Profar

Photo Credit: Jeffjeff08 A quarter of the season is under our belt (see what I did there?) and you may be looking to finally cut ties with the black holes in your lineup. At this point the sample sizes are getting large enough that we can't hardly blame you. Here are a few options who may be available in your league.The following prices can be used as a guide for making free...

Rangers place Ian Kinsler on DL

The Texas Rangers have placed second basemen Ian Kinslder on the 15-fday disabled list. Kinsler’s time on the disabled list is retroactive to Saturday as he is dealing with a right intercostal strain. Jurickson Profar has been called up from Triple-A to assume his roster spot. On the season Kinsler is batting .302 with 7 home runs, 11 doubles, 20 RBI, and 24 runs scored in 40 games...

Fantasy baseball weekend takeaways (5/20)

Here are my top five takeaways from the May 17th, 18th and 19th weekend. Enjoy! Ian Kinsler placed on DL and Jurickson Profar called-up Stats: .278 BA (.370 OBP) / 4 HR / 19 RBI / 27 R / 6 SB (1 CS) (Triple-A Round Rock) Takeaway: Ian Kinsler was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with bruised ribs that hindered his ability to swing a bat. Other reports mention Kinsler...

Kinsler on DL with bruised rib

The Texas Rangers have placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list because of bruised ribs and recalled top prospect Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock. The move was announced before the Rangers, with the best record in the majors, played their series finale against Detroit on Sunday night. Because Kinsler entered Friday night's game as a pinch-runner...

Phil Naessens Podcast 05-20-2013: RBTS David Whitlock guests

Weekly on Mondays Phil Naessens Show Sports-Kings/Reading Between the Seams Managing editor David Whitlock joins Phil to cover major league baseball coast to coast.  This week, David and Phil introduce you to Jurickson Profar, discuss injuries to Andy Pettite, Ian Kinsler, Jaime Garcia and David Price, Instant Replay, Reuben’s Rockies and the guys begin to look at MLB Commissioner...
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