This off-season Texas Rangers‘ Jurickson Profar was the number one name on every fantasy baseball prospect list. However, up until last week the youngster was swinging away in the minors and offering fantasy owners little help on a weekly basis.
This past week, though, Profar was finally called up to fill in for the injured Ian Kinsler. The second baseman was placed on the disabled list with a nagging rib injury and the latest prognosis has him missing more time than originally expected. It has been rumored that Kinsler may be back in just a couple weeks, but the injury could also keep him out up to six weeks, which would only give Profar more of a chance to show his potential.
Profar has wasted no time since being called up and he has already bashed two homers through his first 12 games. The five-star prospect also has 13 hits, six RBIs, and five runs in his brief major league stint this season. Profar has even racked up four multi-hit games already, including a 3-for-4 effort against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The infielder has been exceptionally patient at the plate and has looked much older than 20 years old. He has a very respectable .295 batting average and has only struck out seven times. Most hitters have an adjustment period when coming into the majors, but Profar has shown that he isn’t most hitters.
Profar will be a fixture in the infielder at some point in the future, but since he will likely be back in the minors by the All-Star break, fantasy owners will have to remain patient with him. He has already shown glimpses of the superstar he can be, though, which has to be reassuring for any dynasty league owner with the youngster still on their active roster.