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Rangers could call up Jurickson Profar next week

Aug 13, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

Jurickson Profar AP

The Rangers are going with a three-man bench after dropping Alberto Gonzalez from the roster last week. That’s expected to change next week, and when it does, top prospect Jurickson Profar could get the call, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports.

Profar, widely regarded as the top position prospect in the minors, has hit .283/.362/.463 with 13 homers and 15 steals for Double-A Frisco this season. The native of Curacao will replace Bryce Harper as MLB’s youngest player once he debuts. Born on Feb. 20, 1993, he’s four months younger than Harper.

While Profar projects as an above average defensive shortstop, the Rangers have prepared him at second base in case he’s initially needed elsewhere. He’s played 21 games there this season and one at third base.

The Rangers still might want to wait until September to promote Profar, figuring that there is very little playing time available for him in the infield at the moment. Until Frisco’s season concludes, it will make more sense to get him 25 at-bats per week in the minors than it would five in the majors.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Get ready for “The Love Song of Jurickson Profar.”

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Will the song be called “Diamonds On The Soles Of His Shoes”?

    • purnellmeagrejr - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM

      I do not think that they will sing to me.

      • Old Gator - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:23 AM

        Next time, be sure to send up your request on a paper napkin just before the show starts.

  2. dbldmr - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Good one.

  3. dbldmr - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Not often we see an eliot reference here.

    • Old Gator - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      I know. I was just getting sick of the vomit of John Ashberry, Wallace Stevens, Osip Mandelstam, Elizabeth Bishop and Czeslaw Milosz. I thought maybe it was time for a change of pace.

  4. cmutimmah - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    No rush on this kid… He’s going to be a good one… let him develop and bring him up in Sept. for the experience.

  5. mmurphf - Aug 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Why call him up before September 1? He is not going to play everyday is he? Are Rangers ready to lose a year of control ability?

    If this happens JD is not being allowed to do what is in the best interest of the organization long term. Until WASH grows a pair and sits MY there is no reason to call this kid to the show prior to September 1. How many games has Olt been in? Dumbest move in Ranger history to bring this guy to the show prior to September1.

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