Rangers Notes: Young, Martin, Profar

The Rangers top WEEI.com's power rankings for the second consecutive week, despite Josh Hamilton's injury. Here's the latest on the defending AL Champions…

  • The Rangers haven't had conversations with other teams about Michael Young since near the end of Spring Training, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney. It doesn't appear that the Rangers will make a deal before his ten and five rights kick in this May.
  • Leonys Martin, the Cuban outfielder who is about to sign with the Rangers, has speed and a good arm, but limited power, various talent evaluators tell Olney. Despite his defensive tools, he isn't yet a Michael Bourn-type defender and may never become elite on defense, according to one evaluator.
  • As Jamey Newberg writes at MLB.com, shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar is bound to appear in future trade rumors, since the switch-hitting 18-year-old has impressed since signing with Texas two summers ago.


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8 Comments on "Rangers Notes: Young, Martin, Profar"


Rangersfan32
4 years 3 months ago

Profar is a stud. He needs to be moved to 2nd base. Imagine a double play duo of Andrus and Profar for the next 7 years. Wow.

MadmanTX
4 years 3 months ago

Maybe he should be ready to move into Kinsler’s spot in the next year or so.

4 years 3 months ago

No more like 3-4 Years the guy is only 18 years old let him develop. Dont wana bring him up to early.

Rangersfan32
4 years 3 months ago

Exactly. Kindler will still be elite for 2 or 3 years. Then Profar could step in.

4 years 3 months ago

Kinsler. But yea, In a 3-4 years when Kinsler, Hamilton, CJ, and MY are gone the Rangers (If all the prospects work out) will not miss a beat with SS/2B Profar, OF Beltre, SP Perez, SP Nefti Feliz, C Jorge Alfaro, SP/CL Neil Ramirez, SP/CL Wilmer Font, SP Robbie Erlin, INF Luis Sardinas, 3B Christian Villanueva just so manny guys who can be impact players just waiting to take over.

4 years 3 months ago

what i’ve see from Martin is that he’s an excellent defensive outfielder

Tirameenlasbolas
4 years 3 months ago

Sounds like this Martin guy is the same player as Julio Borbon.

FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat
4 years 3 months ago

No power doesn’t mean no bat. Martin is apparently a true leadoff man who knows how to work a count and get on base to use that speed. Borbon has almost zero functional baseball skills. He’s fast. That’s it. He doesn’t get good reads on flyballs, he has no patience at the plate and doesn’t have that good of instincts on the basepaths. And he’s reaching the age that you have to start wondering whether any of those things will ever develop.