Not only do the Texas Rangers have one of the strongest major league rosters in baseball but they also possess one of the top prospects in baseball in 19-year old Jurickson Profar. Profar went deep in his first major league at-bat against Cleveland Indians starter Zach McAllister and in the process became the only teenager in American League history to homer in his first plate appearance.
Profar is the Rangers shortsop of the future (yes, move over Andrus) and possibly the best overall prospect in baseball depending on who you ask, with Baltimore Orioles young starting pitcher Dylan Bundy the other. Profar was recently called up and spelled the injured Ian Kinsler at second base and batted ninth in his big league debut.
If you are a prospect watcher keep an eye on this kid who is loaded with major league caliber tools. As a 19-year old in Double-A (one of the youngest players in the league) Profar didn’t disappoint slashing 281/368/452 – .367 wOBA.
Awfully impressive totals for a 19-year old middle infield prospect. The Texas Rangers are a spoiled fanbase right now and they just got a glimpse of another future star.
See the homerun here!