Profar was voted the best prospect in baseball by mlb.com heading into the 2013 season.
While it was expected that the Rangers would trade incumbent Elvis Andrus to make room for Profar, they instead gave Andrus a long-term contract, and Profar started the season in the minors.
He hit .278/.370/.438 with seven doubles and four home runs in 37 games for the AAA Round Rock Express, playing both SS and 2B. When 2B Ian Kinsler went on the disabled list with bruised ribs on May 19th, he was called up to Texas.
He stayed on for the rest of the season as manager Ron Washington found him playing time at second base, shortstop, third base, left field, and designated hitter, among other positions.
He hit a 9th-inning walk-off homer against Michael Kohn of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 26th, giving the Rangers a huge 6-5 win that kept them within a game of a wild card spot with three games left in the season.
He did not play in the Rangers’ loss to the Rays in a one-game playoff to determine the second AL wild-card team. In 85 games, he hit .237/.308/.336 with 6 homers and 26 RBI in 286 at-bats for a .237/.308/.336 batting line.
He began games at five different positions, including DH, which made it difficult for him to settle in.
Who Does Jurickson Profar Play For?
Jurickson Profar plays for the San Diego Padres. Profar was traded to the San Diego Padres on December 2, 2019, in exchange for Austin Allen and a player to be named later or cash considerations.