Jurickson Barthelomeus Profar plays infield and outfield for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He was a member of the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics in the past.
Profar was a part of the Little League World Series in both 2004 and 2005.
In 2004, he assisted the Pabao Little League team from Willemstad, Curaçao win the championship over the Conejo Valley East Little League team from Thousand Oaks, California.
In 2005, he assisted in the team’s return to the championship game, but they were defeated by West Oahu Little League of Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
On July 2, 2009, Profar joined the Texas Rangers.
Other teams were interested in signing Profar as a pitcher, but the Rangers decided to sign him as a shortstop, which was his preferred position.
In 2010, he played for the Spokane Indians for his first professional season. In 63 at-bats, he batted.250 with four home runs and 23 RBIs.
Profar was the Texas Rangers’ second best overall prospect and the 74th best overall before the 2011 season, according to Baseball America.
The Hickory Crawdads was where he spent the 2011 season. At the 2011 All-Star Futures Game, he was chosen to represent the Rangers.
During their midseason top 50 list, Baseball America ranked him as baseball’s 12th best prospect. He was named MVP of the South Atlantic League after hitting.286/.390/.493 with 12 home runs and 65 RBIs.
On Baseball America’s 2011 Minor League All-Star team, he was selected as the shortstop. He’ll play in the All-Star Futures Game in 2012.
Who Drafted Jurickson Profar?
The Texas Rangers drafted Jurickson Profar.