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Profar Delivers After Saturday's Disappointment

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Profar Delivers After Saturday's Disappointment

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Infielder Jurickson Profar.

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Jurickson Profar just looks way too good to be a 20-year-old, and it's now clear after just more than a week of full-time action as to why Profar is labeled as the top prospect in all of baseball.

Profar's go-ahead home run on Sunday in the bottom of the eighth inning helped the Rangers not spoil a shutdown start by Yu Darvish and break a 1-1 tie as Joe Nathan came into the game in the ninth and easily closed out the Kansas City Royals to secure a series victory and write another bit of legend in the Profar story.

That big hit came just a day after Profar had a chance to give the Rangers a walk-off win over the Royals on Saturday night — a game the Rangers eventually lost in the 10th inning. His 383-foot homer to right field gave the Rangers the lead just a half-inning after they'd coughed it up with a rare rough outing from Neal Cotts, in relief of Darvish.

It still seems hard to imagine that Profar will undoubtedly return to Triple-A Round Rock when Ian Kinsler gets healthy in a couple of weeks, but that's still the company stance from the Rangers, and in theory it makes the most sense as you don't want Profar not playing every day, which he wouldn't do if Kinsler and Elvis Andrus are healthy.

But boy, is that kid good. And he showed it again on Sunday.

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