Who is Jurickson Profar, the free agent linked to the Yankees?

Jurickson Profar

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With spring training set to start in less than a month, the Yankees are reportedly looking for a free agent to man their left field. MLB insider Jon Morosi says that the Yankees are “keeping an eye” on Jurickson Profar, who is arguably the best free-agent outfielder left. All that they want is the right price to make a move.

Jurickson Profar is a nine-year veteran, who turns 30 next month. He hits both left-handed and right-handed and has played every position on defense except pitcher and catcher. The former top prospect for the Rangers just had a great season in San Diego, hitting .243/.331/.391 with a 110 wRC+ and a career-high 2.5 fWAR. Last year, Jurickson Profar played in 152 games, which was a career-high, and hit 15 home runs and scored 82 runs.

Jurickson Profar would be a step up for the Yankees, but he would also cost them something. Morosi claims that Profar wants a two-year deal that will ensure around $15 million per season. Based on how the market for outfielders has changed over the last few months, that seems to be the case. Jurickson Profar is also a client of sports agent Scott Boras, who represents several outfielders assuring them big contracts. This included Brandon Nimmo, who got an eight-year, $162 million deal from the Mets.

Another MLB insider Jon Heyman also made a similar claim linking Jurickson Profar to the Yankees.

According to him:

“The Yankees have talked about signing Jurickson Profar, who is a free agent. But the Yankees are determined (at least for now) to stay under the $293 million “Steve Cohen tax” limit. They have about $290 million. They, too, asked how Josh Harrison was doing.”

If Jurickson Profar agrees to a deal with the Yankees, he would almost certainly be expected to play left field. He has played every position in the infield and outfield over the course of his nine-year career.

Having a player who can play more than one position is a big plus, as Yankees fans saw when Oswaldo Cabrera became a star last season. Jurickson Profar could add to the team’s depth because, even if he plays left field every day, he might need to fill in at shortstop or another infield position sometimes.

Is Jurickson Profar suitable for the Yankees?

At the plate, Jurickson Profar is by no means a power hitter, but he has a lot of potential. As a member of the Texas Rangers, he hit 20 home runs in both 2018 and 2019.

Even though his power numbers went down in 2020 and 2021, he was able to get back on track last year with 15 home runs for the San Diego Padres.

Baseball Savant predicts that Jurickson Profar has the potential to hit 20 homers if he plays at Yankee Stadium. Profar’s sneaky ability to hit home runs could be a plus. With both Profar and Cabrera on the team, the Yankees would look more versatile.

What do you think? Leave your comment below.

Standard Batting

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos
2012 TEX 9 17 17 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.176 0.176 0.471 0.647 63 8 1 0 0 0 0 /46H
2013 TEX 85 324 286 30 67 11 0 6 26 2 4 26 63 0.234 0.308 0.336 0.644 77 96 1 5 6 1 0 4D65/H7
2016 TEX 90 307 272 35 65 6 3 5 20 2 1 30 61 0.239 0.321 0.338 0.66 75 92 7 3 2 0 0 543H76/D
2017 TEX 22 70 58 8 10 2 0 0 5 1 1 9 14 0.172 0.294 0.207 0.501 33 12 0 1 2 0 0 7/65H34
2018 TEX 146 594 524 82 133 35 6 20 77 10 0 54 88 0.254 0.335 0.458 0.793 107 240 9 12 0 4 1 6534/HD7
2019 OAK 139 518 459 65 100 24 2 20 67 9 1 48 75 0.218 0.301 0.41 0.711 91 188 12 8 0 3 2 *4H/D73
2020 SDP 56 202 180 28 50 6 0 7 25 7 1 15 28 0.278 0.343 0.428 0.771 114 77 1 4 1 2 0 74/H938D
2021 SDP 137 412 353 47 80 17 2 4 33 10 5 49 65 0.227 0.329 0.32 0.649 83 113 12 6 1 2 1 7H9384
2022 SDP 152 658 575 82 140 36 2 15 58 5 1 73 103 0.243 0.331 0.391 0.723 109 225 12 4 3 3 0 *7/DH
2023 TOT 125 521 459 55 111 27 2 9 46 1 0 50 90 0.242 0.321 0.368 0.689 80 169 11 6 0 5 0 7DH/394
2023 COL 111 472 415 51 98 25 2 8 39 1 0 45 86 0.236 0.316 0.364 0.68 76 151 9 6 0 5 0 7D/H
2023 SDP 14 49 44 4 13 2 0 1 7 0 0 5 4 0.295 0.367 0.409 0.776 117 18 2 0 0 0 0 /73H94D
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
10 Yrs 961 3623 3183 434 759 166 17 87 359 47 14 354 591 0.238 0.322 0.383 0.706 92 1220 66 49 15 20 4
162 Game Avg. 162 611 537 73 128 28 3 15 61 8 2 60 100 0.238 0.322 0.383 0.706 92 206 11 8 3 3 1

Postseason Batting

Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB WPA cWPA
2012 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.03 0.50%
2019 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.03 -0.40%
2020 3 7 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.571 0.571 0.571 1.143 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.08 0.60%
2020 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.28 -2.60%
2022 3 14 12 3 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 1 0.333 0.429 0.583 1.012 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.11 0.30%
2022 4 16 13 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0.231 0.375 0.231 0.606 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.04 0.60%
2022 5 22 19 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0.211 0.318 0.211 0.529 4 0 0 0 0 0 -0.06 -0.80%
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB WPA cWPA
4 Yrs (7 Series) 20 72 64 7 18 0 0 1 5 0 0 8 11 0.281 0.361 0.328 0.689 21 0 0 0 0 0 -0.12 -1.90%
2 ALWC 2 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
2 NLWC 6 21 19 4 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 0.421 0.476 0.579 1.055 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.19 0.90%
2 NLDS 7 24 21 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0.143 0.25 0.143 0.393 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.24 -2.00%
1 NLCS 5 22 19 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0.211 0.318 0.211 0.529 4 0 0 0 0 0 -0.06 -0.80%

Career Graph

Futures Games Triples Bases on Balls Hit By Pitch
2011
2012
2018 AL 6 (8th) 2022 NL 73 (9th) 2018 AL 12 (6th)
Sacrifice Hits SB % AB per SO Errors Committed
2022 NL 3 (9th) 2020 NL 87.50 (8th) 2020 NL 6.4 (6th)
2022 NL 5.6 (6th)
Active 5.4 (25th)
2018 AL 25 (1st)
Def. Games as 2B Putouts as 2B Errors Committed as 2B Double Plays Turned as 2B
2019 AL 124 (3rd) 2019 AL 221 (3rd) 2019 AL 13 (3rd) 2019 AL 63 (3rd)
Errors Committed as SS Def. Games as LF (s.1901) Putouts as LF (s.1901) Assists as LF (s.1901)
2018 AL 13 (5th) 2022 NL 146 (1st)
Active 351 (19th)
2022 NL 229 (2nd)
Active 536 (20th)
2020 NL 3 (2nd)
2022 NL 10 (1st)
Active 20 (13th)
Errors Committed as LF (s.1901) Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1901) Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1901) Def. Games as OF
2022 NL 4 (1st)
2023 NL 4 (3rd)
Active 9 (17th)
2017 AL 1 (5th)
2021 NL 1 (1st)
2022 NL 2 (1st)
Active 4 (9th)
2021 NL 1 (5th) 2022 NL 146 (5th)
Assists as OF Double Plays Turned as OF Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1948) Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1901)
2020 NL 3 (5th)
2022 NL 10 (3rd)
2021 NL 2 (4th) 2022 NL 1.74 (4th) 2022 NL 1.64 (4th)
2023 NL 1.73 (4th)
Fielding % as LF (s.1901) Youngest
2022 NL .984 (5th) 2012 AL born 1993-02-20 (1st)
2013 AL born 1993-02-20 (1st)

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