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Jurickson Profar Named No. 1 Prospect By ESPN

At 19, Profar was the youngest player in this year's Futures Game



    Fresh off a head-turning performance in the Futures Game in Kansas City, 19-year-old Double-A Frisco shortstop Jurickson Profar has emerged as the no. 1 prospect in baseball, so sayeth Keith Law of ESPN.com.

    Here’s what Law had to say about the Roughriders’ young superstar, via ESPN Dallas:

    “Profar has the ultimate mark of an elite prospect. He keeps improving even as he is challenged with better competition. In this case, the Rangers jumped him two levels to Double-A at age 19, where he has continued to hit for average, get on base, make contact, show surprising power for his size, hit from both sides of the plate and play plus defense. There's no real hole in his game, and he looks like he'll be more than ready for the majors before he turns 21--another mark of a potential superstar--if the Rangers can create a spot for him.&rdquo

    In the aforementioned Futures Game, Profar went 2-for-3 for the World squad, with a home run. Profar’s Frisco teammate, third baseman Mike Olt--who also played in the Futures Game, going 1-for-5 with an RBI and a run for the US squad--made Law’s list at no. 46.