The Texas Rangers aren’t showing any signs of moving on from Rougned Odor at second base. If second base is unavailable, where does Jurickson Profar project?
Don’t get your hopes up too high, but Rougned Odor’s quality of play is trending upward. Over the last month, the Texas Rangers second baseman has hit .250 with a .348 OBP. He also has eight walks and only 20 strikeouts over 76 at-bats in that span. By no means is he annihilating the baseball, but he is progressing.
This prompts two questions: Is his progression worthy of a permanent stay at second base? And how does Odor’s progression effect the Rangers’ allegiance to Jurickson Profar?
Profar has without a doubt performed better than Odor this season. In fact, Profar has been about as productive as any Texas Ranger this season. With that said, we are all aware of the Rougned Odor contract. In case you believe he can be traded, let me shoot that belief down right now. There is a 0% chance Odor is traded this season as he has extremely little value. Thus, Profar could be the odd man out.