Most Improved: Jurickson Profar
Jurickson Profar has finally gotten his shot to be an everyday player for the Texas Rangers this year and the benefits are quite visible. Profar, who posted a .172 average in 2017 in just 22 games. He’s only 5 games played from his career high in a single season and statistically is having his best year yet. Hitting .243 may not be that eye popping up front, but combine it with his .326 on-base percentage and we’re at least seeing flashes of what he was once thought to be.
It’s unclear what role Profar would have for the Rangers moving forward. He’s made it clear he wants to play shortstop but he hasn’t overly impressed defensively in his time at the position. He does bring the luxury of being a super-utility player but Texas will have to carve out a spot for him if they want him to continue developing.