The Arizona Fall League championship is on Saturday between Surprise and Scottsdale, and in case you weren't sure, the Surprise team features prospects from the Texas Rangers, including none other than Jurickson Profar.
Profar, of course, was the consensus top prospect in all of baseball a few years ago but struggled in a super utility role and missed the complete 2014 and 2015 seasons with a shoulder injury that he eventually had surgically repaired after rest didn't fix it.
So Profar has been sharpening his skills in the Arizona Fall League, which is reserved for some of the top young prospects in the game — typically not guys with a full year of MLB experience under their belt. Profar is still young (22), but he's been on the Rangers' radar for years now, and even though he can't play in the field yet with his throwing limitations, he's been a DH for Surprise and has been producing at the plate.
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On Thursday in the final game of the regular season, Profar drove in his 20th run, good for third most in the league in his 72 fall at-bats. It's been a nice run for Profar, who isn't expected to take part in winter ball in the Caribbean, opting instead to continue rehab around here.