Recently named the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball by ESPN’s Keith Law, there isn’t likely much of a shortage of teams with an eye on 19-year-old Double-A Frisco shortstop Jurickson Profar. As such, as the trade deadline approaches, Profar has found his name at the center of a good deal of trade rumors, but he’s not exactly losing sleep over the chatter.
"I don’t pay attention to that," Profar said, per ESPN Dallas. "I don’t even know about it. I’m just concentrating on baseball. All I care about are things I can control."
Profar, who has represented Texas in each of the last two years at the MLB Futures Game--and was the youngest player in the game each time--went on to preach patience in discussing his future with the Rangers.
"I want to do my best over here," Profar said. "You never know what can happen. I have to be there some time. I have to be patient right now and do my thing here."
Profar isn’t the only Rangers’ prospect whose name has been mentioned in trade talks. His Double-A teammate, third baseman Mike Olt--who also went to the Futures Game in Kansas City this year--is right there with Profar, both in terms of rumors and how he’s handling them.
"I remember people saying stuff (last year)," Olt said. "The Rangers are going to do whatever they need to do to win. So I don’t worry about that.
"It’s all rumors. I’ve dealt with the rumors before. It makes no sense for me to look at. Texas has a plan and I’m sure they’re not going to share their plan."