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Jurickson Profar: The Best SS Prospect Since A-Rod

That's what Jim Callis of Baseball America said in a recent chat:

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There have been elite shortstop prospects in recent memory who have been equally devastating at the plate, such as Manny Machado, Hanley Ramirez and the Upton brothers, but they weren't in the same class as Profar defensively. He's the best all-around shortstop prospect since Alex Rodriguez, though I don't think you'll see Profar grow into that same kind of power and they're not particularly similar players.

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The raves Profar gets from veteran talent-scouts are pretty amazing. In the same article, Callis calls him the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, projecting him as a player who hit .300 with 20 HR's while playing Gold Glove defense at SS.

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He also suggests benching Young, moving Kinsler to DH and playing Profar every day at 2B. Suffice to say, that won't be happening with Ron Washington filling out the line-up card, but nevertheless, the Rangers future couldn't look brighter.

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