One of the big stories in baseball over the holiday weekend was the long awaited debut of Texas’ top prospect, Jurickson Profar. In case you missed it, the 19-year-old homered in his first at bat, finishing 2-for-4 with a double in the fourth.
ESPN’s Buster Olney (Insider subscription required) does a great job of explaining why, for various contract and free-agency reasons, some teams with even very talented prospects aren’t calling them up until early next season.
The conclusion is that Texas believes Profar can impact the end-of-season playoff chase and beyond.
How exactly? Let’s look at the various ways.