ESPN’s prospect expert Keith Law published an article this week in which he takes a look at eight September call-ups who could be key to their teams’ respective playoff hopes.
Not surprisingly, one of the eight players named by Law is Jurickson Profar, who was called up this weekend and quickly made his impact felt, going 2-for-4 with a homer and a double in his debut.
It’s pretty clear that Law has some high hopes for Profar--he did rank him as the top prospect in all of baseball just a few months earlier--but he believes that the development of the 19-year-old hinges largely on what the Rangers do with Elvis Andrus.
“Profar's future is more tied to what the Rangers do with Andrus than to his own abilities, which are advanced enough (hitting, defense and patience, in particular) that he could play in the majors every day in 2013,” Law writes, via ESPN Dallas. “Long-term, he's a superstar and someone who could make a run at Mike Trout for MVP awards, but he might not play until Andrus is traded or another opening appears.”