Double-A Frisco manager Steve Buechele has already sent two of his players to the Majors this season in RHP Justin Grimm and third baseman/first baseman Mike Olt, but the organization’s most highly-touted prospect, and the No. 1 prospect in the game according to ESPN’s Keith Law, remains with the Roughriders.
19-year-old shortstop Jurickson Profar was named as the only Rangers’ prospect to be completely off the table in pre-deadline negotiations a couple weeks ago, and if he keeps developing at his current pace, Buechele believes we could see him in a Rangers uniform before the season is out.
“If they view (Profar) as a possible piece that can help them in the playoffs in whatever role as a utility player, someone who can pinch hit, get down a bunt, that can play multiple positions, it’s going to be up to them, but I think there’s a chance,” Buechele told the Rangers Magazine show on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM on Sunday, via ESPN Dallas. “In the season that’s he’s had so far, I think a September call up, at least ... He’s worthy of that.”