I've been beating this drum for what feels like months now, but Jurickson Profar is finally at the top of a prospect rankings list. Though Baseball America had Dylan Bundy No. 1 and Profar No. 2, ESPN's Keith Law has the Texas shortstop at No. 1 overall in his midseason top 50 prospects list.
Law says that Profar has the "ultimate mark of an elite prospect," as he continues to excel in all phases of the game, even after being jumped up two levels from last year and only being 19 years old.
Law uses the word "superstar" in Profar's description, which should be more than enough to get Rangers fans quite giddy.
There's no real hole in his game, and he looks as if 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.
As I mentioned earlier this week, Profar is Texas' most valuable piece in the entire organization -- more valuable than either Josh Hamilton or Yu Darvish.
To date, Profar is hitting .294/.371/.479, with 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 84 games at AA Frisco. As a 19 year old. Profar also went deep in the first inning of last Sunday's Futures Game.
It's also worth noting that Profar's numbers, as good as they are, are weighed down by a relatively poor April, in which Profar hit just .253/.323/.483 in his first 22 games at the AA level.
Profar will be the player that makes Rangers fans forget all about Josh Hamilton after Hamilton departs as a free agent this winter.