Grading Each Rangers World Baseball Classic Performance

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Mar 15, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Venezuela infielder Rougned Odor (12) reacts after a home run in the seventh inning against the United States during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. The United States won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Venezuela infielder Rougned Odor (12) reacts after a home run in the seventh inning against the United States during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. The United States won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 23, 2017; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar (19) makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Charlie Culberson (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2017; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar (19) makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Charlie Culberson (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

Jurickson Profar

Could this finally be the year for Jurickson Profar? He’s projected to start everyday in the outfield for Texas and that might be exactly what he needs.

Starting in center field for Team Netherlands, Profar’s performance helped lead them on a cinderella run coming within one win of playing Team USA in the championship game.

Profar had one of the best performances in the entire tournament. Among players with at least 15 at-bats Profar finished fifth in average, seventh in OBP, seventh in slugging and seventh in OPS. Profar also had the second most hits with 13 and led the tournament in doubles with five.

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Profars perfomance was encouraging for Rangers fan. If Profar can receive consistent playing time, he could add immense value to the lineup.

The Netherlands. JURICKSON PROFAR. A+. .464/.516/.750 1 HR 4 RBI. OF

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