Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
5 days ago

Profar appears poised to start in left field against right-handed pitching this season, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers signed Mike Napoli to play primarily at first base, which pushes Shin-Soo Choo to DH and Profar to left field. While Profar is a switch hitter, he has a 93 wRC+ against righties and a 35 wRC+ against lefties for his career, so a platoon seems necessary. Ryan Rua figures to start in left field against southpaws. Profar is entering his age-24 season, so it is too early to completely give up on the player who was the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball prior to the 2013 season. He is flyer material in deeper mixed leagues.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
2 weeks ago

Profar seems to be in line to play left field for Team Netherlands during the World Baseball Classic, which could translate into a platoon role during the regular season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

With infielders Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorious, and Andrelton Simmons all added to the Dutch roster for the WBC, manager Hensley Meulens is going to have to be creative in order to get Profar's bat into the lineup, with many expecting the solution to be moving the former top prospect to the outfield. The Rangers are expected to use this experience as a test to see if the 23-year-old is fit for a platoon role in left field with Ryan Rua. Profar showed extensive positional versatility last season with decent results, so as long as his bat can keep up with the tough competition, it wouldn't be too surprising to see him in left field somewhat regularly next season.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
1 month ago

Profar and the Rangers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.005 million contract on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Profar will earn nine figures for the first time in his career in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He appeared in a career-high 90 games for the Rangers last year and came out of the gate hot after joining the big club in late May, but he struggled over the season's final months and finished with just a .660 OPS. He figures to see action at several positions in 2017, but he is likely going to have to hit more to see steady action at one spot, barring an injury to one of the Rangers' regulars.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
6 months ago

Profar will start at third base and bat third in the order Sunday against the Indians, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Profar had served in a bench role over the past six days while he's remained in an extended swoon in August, batting just .148 with a .220 on-base percentage in 59 plate appearances this month. While the 23-year-old's versatility has allowed him to see opportunities all over the diamond and in the outfield this season, the Rangers' wealth of hitting options might make it hard for Profar to see everyday playing time until his bat heats up again.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
6 months ago

Profar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Profar has started back-to-back games in left field, but has been on the bench in favor of Delino DeShields the last two games the Rangers have faced a lefty. That will be the case again Sunday with southpaw Drew Smyly on the hill for the opposing Rays.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
6 months ago

Profar will platoon with Delino DeShields depending on pitching matchups, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was announced earlier Wednesday that Profar would serve as the leadoff man against righties, but Grant is reporting that Profar would essentially be out of the order or dropped in the order when the Rangers face lefties. After a hot start to his season, Profar has slashed just .171/.269/.244 over his last 30 games.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
6 months ago

Profar will serve as the leadoff hitter against right-handed pitching as a result of the injury to Shin Soo-Choo, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Profar was hitless in four at-bats atop the lineup Tuesday and has really struggled in August with just five hits in 37 at-bats, but it sounds like he'll be the primary leadoff hitter for Texas down the stretch.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
6 months ago

Profar went 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI Sunday at the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

In his return to the lineup after a couple days off, Profar drove in a pair of runs with his eighth inning double to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in a game the team would need extra innings to win. After hitting at least .333 in May and June, he's failed to surpass the .240 mark in July and August. Despite his recent struggles, he's slashing .285/.342/.414 in his rookie campaign.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
7 months ago

Profar has been held out of the starting lineup for three straight games but is expected to re-enter the lineup Sunday, >a href="http://m.rangers.mlb.com/news/article/194030578/rangers-jurickson-profar-out-of-lineup-again/">T,R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Profar was given a break after an 0-for-10 streak, but should find himself back in the lineup Sunday especially when you consider the likely day-to-day status for Carlos Beltran.

Jurickson Profar
IF/LF TEX
7 months ago

Profar is out of the lineup against the Astros on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Profar takes a seat as the team faces southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Shin-Soo Choo with get the start in right while Carlos Beltran mans the DH spot.