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I suggested to one scout this week that a Profar for David Price trade, as has been speculated in the past, might not now be a reality.
“It would be if the Rangers want to include Darvish with Profar,” he said. I think he was joking, but his message was clear.
Moronic. He's a little below league average as a hitter after 100 PAs as a 20 year old.
Profar cannot be a Harper or a Trout. He’s not that talented. But he can be, maybe, good.
He needs to talk to better "baseball people."
ManTroutHarp will do. But the parallel to ManBearPig is inappropriate, because "Harp" isn't an animal, you say. Tell that to this fluffy guy.
But it may also be likely that the Rangers super aggressively advanced an extremely young kid, and once he gets his MLB reps in, adjusts, adapts and gets stronger as he matures, he will go BOOM.
It's a good problem to have, but where DO the Rangers see Profar breaking into the Kinsler / Andrus / Beltre infield?
They've played him far more at 2b than in the minors (where he's still a SS).
I'd try Profar in CF or RF depending on what their plans are for Gentry. Kinsler's perfectly good at 2B. Of course the real answer is to trade Profar and like 3 other guys for Stanton, but they'll need the Marlins to cooperate.
It's been a while since I looked at Profar's minor league numbers, so I looked again and my reaction is OMFG!
Generally agree with this. Obviously love Stanton's power, but he's already having "old player" injuries like chronic knee problems and repeated leg strains.
tell us what you really think
The only concern about Profar should be he got slightly worse as he advanced levels, while Jeter got significantly better. It may be likely that Jeter started out behind but developed better and bloomed into a superstar, while Profar won't develop as much and will disappoint. Jeter is clearly a freak,...
I don't see a lot of Ripken in Profar. Ripken showed significantly more power in the minors, and he didn't have the benefit of hitting in the environments that Profar did.
OBP/SLG/LevelAge 17Profar .323/.373 in A-Ripken .331/.301 in RookieYount . 370/.409 in A-Age 18Profar .390/.493 ARipken .337/.410 A/AAYount .276/.346 MLBAge 19 Profar .368/.452 AA Ripken .367/.492 AAYount .307/.367 MLBAge 20Profar .370/.438 AAA, .324/.376 MLBRipken .383/.535 AAA, .150/.128 MLBYount .292/.301 in MLB
Profar is a fantastic prospect and the original article here is silly, but lets also not go overboard on Profar. He's the number one prospect in baseball because the most talented of his peers are so good that they don't qualify for that list anymore
Rk Player WAR/pos
1 Alex Rodriguez 115.7
16 Nellie Fox 48.9
32 Jose Reyes 31.4
48 Jose Oquendo 13.7
64 Frankie Gustine 7.8
80 Ruben Tejada 2.8
96 Herm Merritt 0.2
112 Tommy Mee -0.1
128 Nelson Norman -0.7
144 Sam Crane -2.0
158 Jack Heidemann -6.0
Rk Player G From To Age PA
1 Cal Ripken 3001 1981 2001 20-40 12883
16 Edgar Renteria 2152 1996 2011 19-34 9066
32 Luis Castillo 1720 1996 2010 20-34 7471
48 Zoilo Versalles 1400 1959 1971 19-31 5578
64 Rafael Belliard 1154 1982 1998 20-36 2524
80 Hal Janvrin 759 1911 1922 18-29 2519
96 Steve Mesner 451 1938 1945 20-27 1741
112 Johnny Lucadello 239 1938 1947 19-28 786
128 Kenny Kuhn 71 1955 1957 18-20 89
144 Johnny Priest 10 1911 1912 20-21 26
158 Charlie Miller 1 1912 1912 20-20 2
Hundreds of players over the years have shown similar offense at similar agres to Profar, and very few have turned into hall of famers
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