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Profar gets pied after his first big league homer.
Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar is one of the most talented prospects in all of baseball, and this talent is already starting to translate into big league performance.
Profar was recently called up and got his first start when Ian Kinsler was scratched from the lineup on September 2. He went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double, and is 3-for-9 on the season.
Baseball America rated Profar as the Rangers' No. 1 prospect heading into 2012. He is known to hit for average, has decent pop and can throw in some steals.
Profar has the potential to be a .300 hitter in the bigs. Even at age 19, he's talented enough to have start-worthy fantasy numbers on the board.
Unfortunately, Profar is a middle infielder. While good shortstops are rare, the Rangers usually start Elvis Andrus at SS and Ian Kinsler at 2B. His value is, therefore, limited.
However, the Rangers are finding ways to get Profar in the lineup. On September 8, Elvis Andrus played DH and Profar played SS. Although the Rangers will likely rotate positions for Profar the rest of the season, Profar still doesn't have a regular spot in the lineup.
If anyone on the Rangers goes down with an injury, Profar's value explodes. Pick him up and stash him on your bench until Profar earns a regular spot in the lineup or a Ranger player goes down with an injury.