Profar cemented his place as one of baseball’s brightest emerging talents in 2012, hitting.281 in 126 games for the AA Frisco Rough Riders as a 19-year-old.
He had 26 doubles, 7 triples, and 14 home runs to go along with 76 runs and 62 RBIs.
He made his second appearance in the 2012 Futures Game, reaffirming his place as Baseball America’s #7 prospect, a ranking provided to him before the season began.
When the Rangers’ rosters were expanded on September 1st, he was promoted to the main league Rangers and made his debut the next day, starting at first shortstop against the Cleveland Indians.
Only two other players in major league history, Whitey Lockman and Ted Tappe had ever accomplished the feat as teenagers before Profar.
He hit a home run in his first big league at-bat, taking Zach McAllister deep in the third inning, becoming the first-ever member of the Rangers to do so (Brant Alyea had done so when the team was still the Washington Senators).
He went 2 for 4 in the game, including a double in his second at-bat, as the Rangers triumphed 8-3. Despite going 3 for 17 in nine games, he was named to the team’s postseason roster.
In the Wild Card Game, he singled off Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson to load the bases in the ninth inning, but Daniel Murphy followed with a fly-out, ending the game with a 5-1 Rangers loss.
Does Jurickson Profar Have Any Kids?
Jurickson Profar has a son called Khairy’Raziq Malik Kemuel Profar who was born in 2017.