Texas Rangers 2017 Positional Breakdown: Second Base

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Sep 30, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) looks towards the dugout after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) looks towards the dugout after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jurickson Profar

Once a top prospect, Jurickson Profar will be battling to find a spot in the starting lineup this spring. Making his Major-League debut in 2012 it’s hard to believe Profar will still only be 24 years-old heading into 2017.

Sep 26, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (13) rounds third base after hitting a walk off home run during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar (13) rounds third base after hitting a walk off home run during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Struggling with injuries early in his career and struggling to find consistent playing time in 2016, Profar has an uphill battle in 2017. Upon getting called up to fill in for the suspended Rougned Odor in May, Profar was on fire.

Hitting .323 in the first half of the season it appeared as though Jurickson Profar had finally arrived. Unfortunately, Profar came back down to earth in a big way. Struggling to find consistent playing time, Profar hit .166 in 145 second half at-bats.

At this point in his career, Profar’s most redeemable trait is his ability to play anywhere. He played 5 positions for the Rangers in 2017, expect to see him in the same super utility role this upcoming season.

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