CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 02: Jurickson Profar #2 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after hitting a solo home run at his first MLB at bat during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 2, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Jurickson Profar appears to be settling into his role as super-utility guy for the Texas Rangers.
Over the weekend, the 20-year-old phenom did it all for the Rangers, coming up with clutch hits and RBIs and making some sensational plays in the field, no matter which position he was playing.
He's in the lineup to start Monday afternoon's series finale with the Houston Astros at second base. On Sunday, it was as a shortstop. Saturday, it was a designated hitter, and on Friday, he was playing third base. Last Wednesday, he played second base in Los Angeles. He's doing it all, and his everyday action is proving to be big for his production.
Over the weekend, Profar flashed the glove both at third base and shortstop that makes his baseball's top young prospect, and he's also been good at the plate lately, hitting in eight of his last nine games with eight RBIs, including two in Sunday's 6-1 win over Houston and two in Friday's 9-5 win.
It's hard to know what's in the Rangers' front office's head right now regarding Profar, whether it's dealing him this winter in a blockbuster deal to get a superstar or keeping him and moving Ian Kinsler to the outfield, but whatever the case, Profar is beginning to show teams (the Rangers included) that he can be an everyday player in the big leagues.