Rangers fans have waited for this moment for a long time, but Profar is finally turning heads in spring training.
It’s not the Profar you are thinking about, though.
Juremi. Not Jurickson.
In nine games, and twelve at-bats, kid brother Juremi is hitting .333 with an OPS of .917. Remember when the Rangers drafted him seemingly at the age of twelve? He’s now 21 and has come into Rangers camp and turned some heads.
He’s a long way from major league ready, but he is proving he has a ton of upside.
He’s played first, second, short, third, even catcher in the Rangers system. Last season he hit .300 in High-A ball, with a little pop: 13 HRs and 58 RBIs, and an OPS of .827.
Of course, there’s no way he makes the jump to making the team, and his success against mostly minor league pitching in spring highlights the folly of paying attention to numbers in spring.
But it is worth noting that there might be a Profar starring for the Rangers in the near future.
Just not the one everyone expected.