Jurickson Profar Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 184 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/20/1993 (28)
Jurickson Profar Season Stats
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Jurickson Profar News
San Diego Padres infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar (groin) is dealing with groin tightness but should return Thursday. The utilityman has missed three games but had amassed a hit and three walks in 10 spring plate appearances. The 28-year-old flourished in his first season in San Diego, posting a .278/.343/.428 slash with seven homers and steals apiece and 53 runs-plus-RBI across 202 plate appearances. Playing mostly left field for an injured Tommy Pham in 2020, Profar's role is less clear heading into 2021 with a healthy Pham and infielders Jake Cronenworth and Ha-Seong Kim vying for opportunities at second base. Profar provides solid depth and is a sparkplug for the Friars, but he's not a legitimate fantasy option aside from leagues drafting past the top 250 players.
The San Diego Padres and infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal on Friday, according to a source familiar with the deal. Profar will return to the Padres after playing five defensive positions for San Diego last year while seeing most of his time in left field and at second base. He hit a career-high .278 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 56 games during the shortened 2020 season. The former top prospect with the Rangers has been more productive with the bat with more playing time. The 27-year-old had a rough start last season but rebounded with an .879 OPS and .331 average in the final 43 games. Profar should continue to be a useful utility man for the Friars, but with both Jake Cronenworth and Ha-Seong Kim on the roster, he's unlikely to be an everyday player, limiting his fantasy appeal to deeper mixed leagues and NL-only affairs.
The San Diego Padres are still trying to re-sign infielder/outfielder Jurickson Profar, according to sources. Profar is a versatile defender coming off a career-best season with the Friars in 2020. The former top prospect with the Rangers had a career-high 113 OPS+ and started games at the keystone, first base and all three outfield spots during the shortened campaign. The Royals have also been an interested suitor this offseason. The 27-year-old slashed .278/.343/.428 with seven home runs, 25 RBI and seven steals in 180 at-bats last year. His positional versatility comes in handy for fantasy managers, but a lack of consistent playing time in San Diego would make him mostly a depth option in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if he were to re-sign. Profar could have the opportunity for more playing time in KC.
San Diego Padres utility player Jurickson Profar returns to sunny Southern California after signing a three-year deal this offseason. In his first year with San Diego Profar put up one of the best performances of his career, including career bests in batting average (.278), on-base percentage (.343), and strikeout rate (13.9%). And with seven home runs over 56 games, Profar was on pace for 21 homers over a full season, which would have been his third consecutive 20-homer campaign. But amidst all that, there were some signs of concern for Profar, as his launch angle (11.0 degrees), barrel rate (3.2%), hard-hit rate (27.7%) and contact rate (81.1%) were all down from 2019, and his 8.8 percent swinging strike rate was his highest since 2012. And if all of that wasn't enough, the Padres are suggesting that they plan to use Profar primarily off the bench as a utility infielder/outfielder. Until a starting role opens up for Profar (ADP 239) he should be considered an above-average fantasy bench player to pop into the lineup whenever he gets a start.