On Sunday afternoon, Buster Olney broke the news that Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar — rated by many as baseball's top prospect — had arrived in Arlington. Profar has since been promoted to the big league roster, with Ian Kinsler (ribs) hitting the 15-day disabled list.
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Profar didn't race out to a huge start at Round Rock this season — he hit just .231/.355/.410 in April — but he's been on a tear lately. He's hitting .415 over his last 10 games, he homered twice on Saturday, and he's raised his slash to .278/.370/.438. Not bad for a 20-year-old at Triple-A. He's swiped six bags in seven attempts so far this year, too, and he's walked nearly as often as he's struck out (21 BB, 24 Ks).
Yes, we all understand that Profar is just a kid, and it's only the PCL. Plus he'll have no guaranteed spot in the Texas lineup when Kinsler returns (probably soon). There are issues here, no doubt. We can make no guarantees with Profar. Everyone should understand that 20-year-olds sometimes fail. Blah-blah-temper-expectations-blah-blah-losing-advice-blah. (There, satisfied with the caveats? Great.)
Still, Profar is a flier worth taking, based purely on talent and ceiling. In a few years, if Profar reaches his potential, you'll be drafting him in the first half of the first round. Take a shot today. He's available in 84 percent of Yahoo! leagues as of this writing, so most of you can buy the lottery ticket.