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Profar Impressing Experienced Teammate



    Think of an accolade or piece of praise for a minor league baseball player, and Jurickson Profar has received it.

    The seventh-ranked prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America, Profar is the youngest player in all of Double-A at just 19 years old, and he's absolutely tearing it up for the Frisco Rough Riders. Heck, he'd be the youngest player in all of High-A ball if he were still there. In other words, he's a prodigy in the making as a middle infielder and could move from shortstop to second base to pair up with Elvis Andrus for years with Ian Kinsler moving to the outfield in a couple of years.

    One of his teammates in Frisco, Brad Hawpe, is a big-league veteran trying to rehab his way back to the majors and has been heaping praise on the 19-year-old phenom.

    "Most 19-year-olds are what, freshmen in college? Most kids can't handle the level he's at and the attention he gets," Hawpe told ESPNDallas. "That kid is going to be incredible.

    "I don’t know how else to put it. He’s going to be a star, in my opinion. Not just because of his talent. His talent is off the charts. His work ethic is good. His mindset is right. He’s a very positive kid, but what people may not know about him when they are looking at stats and trying to figure this and that out about him is he’s very intelligent. He’s a very, very, very smart kid. For a 19-year-old to carry himself and handle himself like he does, I mean I am thoroughly impressed by that kid."