Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 1 month ago

The Rangers optioned Profar to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Profar stayed healthy this spring coming off two injury-plagued seasons, but he now has to prove he can regain the form that made him the top prospect in baseball prior to the 2013 season. He will play regularly for Round Rock and figures to be called up to the big club at some point this year.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 2 months ago

Profar has collected four hits (all singles) in 17 at-bats this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Profar has been able to make throws from shortstop in game action as well, and is largely expected to begin the year at Triple-A Round Rock to get regular playing time after missing two years due to injury.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 2 months ago

Profar (shoulder) played in Monday's intrasquad scrimmage, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was Profar's first live game action after missing two seasons with a torn muscle in his right shoulder. In the field, he made two great plays including a diving stop of a Delino Deshields groundball and also a snag in left field of a Rougned Odor fly ball. At the plate, Profar went 1-2 with a home run off Cole Hamels in his second at-bat. Before 2013, Profar was one of the tops prospects in baseball so him playing live action is obviously great news for the Rangers. While he most likely won't have an immediate impact for the Rangers as he gets re-acclimated to higher-level play, he may get a call up sometime in the 2016 season. At that point, he would be an interesting player to stash in deeper leagues given his reputation as a former top prospect.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 3 months ago

Profar (shoulder) said Wednesday that has completed his throwing program, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is encouraging news, as it appears Profar's surgically-repaired right shoulder may finally be close to full strength. Profar has missed most of the last two seasons due to shoulder issues, and was limited to DH duty upon his return late last year. The expectation is that Profar will begin his age-23 season playing shortstop at Triple-A, but there have been murmurs that the team could eventually consider him for an outfield role with the big club.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 3 months ago

Profar (shoulder) will likely start the season playing shortstop at Triple-A Round Rock, but the Rangers might eventually consider him as an option for the big-league outfield, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It doesn't sound like the Rangers have any immediate plans to move Profar to the outfield, but he could get some reps this spring in an effort to improve organizational depth. If the Texas infield remains healthy while the outfield suffers some injuries, Profar might then get a chance to try out a new position. He slashed .267/.352/.453 in the Arizona Fall League, but he was strictly used as a designated hitter, and the Rangers still have Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor blocking him from playing time in the middle infield. The most recent report on Profar's shoulder said that he's been throwing from 135 feet.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 3 months ago

Profar (shoulder) is throwing from 135 feet, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 22-year-old is reportedly responding well as he ramps up his throwing. While it's possible he may still face restrictions at the very start of camp, Profar said he expects to be a full-go in March. Profar returned to play 12 games between Low-A and Double-A last season, and followed that up with a strong offensive showing in the Arizona Fall League, but his arm strength remains a question mark as he played exclusively at DH.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 4 months ago

Profar and the Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $605,000 contract, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After missing the past two seasons due to shoulder injuries, Profar served as a designated hitter in the Arizona Fall League, posting a .267/.352/.453 slash line in 75 at-bats, with a 10:11 K:BB ratio. He won't turn 23 until February and thus still has time to rebuild his status as a top prospect, but the Rangers appear to be set with Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor manning the middle infield. Profar's future, while still somewhat promising, also remains highly uncertain.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 6 months ago

Profar homered in his first game in Arizona Fall League action Thursday, the team's web site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Profar has been sidelined the past two years with a shoulder injury and is expected to serve as DH for his AFL squad a few times a week. He added a double to Thursday's hitting exploits as well, and getting Profar back on a field seeing live pitching is a good first step as he attempts to rebuild his prospect status.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 6 months ago

Profar (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Profar was taken off the disabled list with the intent that he will serve as DH in the Arizona Fall League. If everything goes well, Profar should be available for the start of spring training. The 22-year-old missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 8 months ago

Profar (shoulder) has been pulled off of his rehab assignment, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Profar's rehab was transferred to Double-A Frisco over the weekend with the hope that he'd be able to return to Texas later in the month. That won't be the case, however, and he'll instead head to the team's instructional facility to finish out the year. With an eye set on returning healthy in 2016, Profar is slated to participate in the Arizona Fall League.