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Odor, Profar Have Big Day At Plate

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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: Jurickson Profar #13 of the Texas Rangers celebrates his walk off homerun with Leonys Martin #2 against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 26, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Two of the Texas Rangers' brightest young stars had big days for their Dominican Winter League teams on Sunday afternoon.

    Jurickson Profar, who spent most of the 2013 season with the Rangers and whose last at-bat of the season was a pinch-hit walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Angels, went 4-for-4 at the plate with four singles on Sunday. He also swiped third base after not showing much base-stealing ability in the bigs.

    Profar's season was a bit underwhelming, but you have to remember he's still 20 years old and he was in a super-utility role and didn't get everyday at-bats. On the season, the former top prospect in baseball hit .234 with a .308 on-base percentage with six homers and 26 RBIs. He was only 2-for-6 on stolen-base attempts.

    Rougned Odor hit a three-run home run on Sunday and is hitting .364 in his 22 at-bats so far this winter.

    Odor, 19, also a second baseman, spent much of 2013 at High-A Myrtle Beach before moving up to Double-A Frisco for the final 30 games of the season. In Frisco he hit .306 with a .354 on-base percentage with six homers and 19 RBIs in 134 at-bats. He also had eight doubles and two triples and was 5-for-7 on stolen-base attempts.

    The Rangers obviously have a surplus of young middle infielders, and it'll be interesting to see what happens in Profar's and Odor's futures. You'd have to think one, if not both, will be dealt, eventually.