Texas Rangers Can't Afford to Send Jurickson Profar Back Down

By Andy Schmidt
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Everyone knew that the Texas Rangers were going to be forced to make a decision at one point or another on Jurickson Profar.

He has been filling in at second base while Ian Kinsler has been injured. When Kinsler returns, there are many people who think that Profar will be sent down right away. That would be the wrong thing to do, and the Rangers must find a way to keep Profar’s bat in the lineup even with Kinsler back.

Profar was hitting .292 with two home runs and seven RBIs going into Thursday’s action. That batting average alone should keep him on the major league roster. There aren’t many players who can come up at 20-years old and hit around .300. The Rangers can’t be sending quality players down at this point.

I think we are seeing another young star arrive with Profar, and we can put him up next to the other 20 and 21-year-olds that are turning MLB around. If he can continue this for another month or so, I don’t think Profar will be seeing the minor leagues ever again.

There are many decisions left to be made by the Rangers on what their next step is going to be, and the first thing they should do is making sure that Profar is playing every day in Arlington for a very long time.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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