The Texas Rangers are definitely hoping that baseball talent is genetic. According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Rangers have recently signed 16-year-old Juremi Profar . His older brother, Jurickson Profar, just made his debut with the Texas Rangers and hit a home run in his first MLB at-bat.
Juremi Profar is going to be a third baseman most likely, so if he progresses, the Rangers could be one of the few teams in history to have a pair of brothers holding down the left side of the infield.
Of course, as a 16-year-old, this dream is a long ways away, but it definitely is not impossible.
The exact terms of the deal have not been disclosed, according to Jack Moore on CBS Sports, but he believes that it is substantially less than the $1.55 million his brother received.
Juremi is not nearly as big of a prospect as his brother was at the time, and part of that is because people are not necessarily sure what the Rangers actually have in him.
He is 16 years old, so it is definitely reasonable to assume that he will bulk up in the next few years and show the power that is necessary to play the hot corner at a major-league level.
However, even though there are understandably a lot of questions surrounding Profar, if he ends up taking advantage of his genetics and develops like his brother did, he will be highly successful. It might take a few years before we know the answer to that.
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