Texas Rangers logoTexas Rangers

Texas Rangers: Juremi Profar Signs a Minor-League Contract

Zak SchmollAnalyst ISeptember 6, 2012

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.


Whether you think I know everything or nothing about Major League Baseball, you should follow me on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook and keep in touch. I love hearing what you all have to say!

Get Facebook Buttons

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices