According to Texas Rangers’ manager Ron Washington, no one is completely off the table during trade discussions as we move closer and closer to the deadline, with one exception: Jurickson Profar.
Currently ranked as the top prospect in baseball by ESPN’s Keith Law, the Rangers have zero intention of parting ways with the 19-year-old any time soon. At least that’s what Washington told Jim Bowden of ESPN recently, via the Dallas Morning News. On Sunday, Bowden Tweeted (all sic, per the usual):
“Ron Washington told us that Profar is going nowhere but everyone else has to be considered in deal even for a rental this is their WS window”
Profar is currently hitting .290 for Double-A Frisco, with 12 home runs, 48 RBIs and 60 runs. He turned some heads during the Futures Game a couple weeks ago, when--as the youngest player in the game for the second consecutive year--he homered in the World squad’s losing effort.
The very next week, he emerged as Law’s top prospect.
Meanwhile Profar’s Frisco teammate, third baseman Mike Olt--who is among Law’s Top 50 Prospects as well--has been an oft-used name in trade rumors involving Texas.