Profar to get big league consideration

The Rangers could promote Double A Frisco infielder Jurickson Profar to the big leagues when they go back to a four-man bench. Club officials said Monday “it’s been discussed” and Profar is one of the candidates who could get the call.

The Rangers are currently going with a three-man bench since Friday when reliever Mark Lowe was activated off the disabled list and infielder Alberto Gonzalez was outrighted to Triple A Round Rock. The Rangers are carrying an extra pitcher through this roadtrip but will probably an infielder when they return home on Monday to face the Orioles.

Right now Michael Young is the Rangers backup middle infielder but they have even worked out Mike Olt at shortstop to be ready in case of emergency. Manager Ron Washington said he wants another middle infielder.

“I’ve got the outfield covered,” Washington said. “I’ve got first base and third base covered. I need second base and shortstop covered. We have Michael but we need more than just Michael.”

Profar is the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Rangers organization and ranked No. 4 overall by MLB.Com. He is currently hitting .283 with 13 home runs, 69 runs scored and 60 RBI in 110 games for Frisco.  He has a .362 on-base percentage and a .463 slugging percentage.


If Olt and Profar are so good why are they in AA and not AAA? Just curious on the jump to the majors? Love that we have them though.

Teams often use AA for their top prospects now and use AAA for “org” players and as a taxi squad for the big league clubs. You’ll often see top prospects spending little or no time in AAA now before going to the bigs.

Also because they are so young

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