Where could the Padres use Profar?
I could see Profar having a similar role with the San Diego Padres as he did with the Texas Rangers in 2018. You know, as a “play all over the place” guy.
San Diego will be hitting their stride pretty soon. 2019 looks to be the year prized prospects’ Luis Urias and Fernando Tatis Jr. enter onto the scene as full-time employees. Urias plays second base and is ranked as the Padres’ #4 prospect; Tatis Jr. is a shortstop and ranks as the organization’s #1 prospect (#2 prospect in all of Major League Baseball).
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So, with those two up the middle there doesn’t seem to be a great fit for Profar. Wil Myers is slotted at third base and Eric Hosmer at first base. Profar could see some outfield action, but San Deigo is pretty well set with young talent out there as well.
They signed the well-known Ian Kinsler to a two-year deal last week. Kinsler’s on-field role will be far less critical compared to his assumed mentor-ship role to Urias.
Frankly, the Padres seems to have all bases covered, literally. I’m not entirely sure why they showed interest in Jurickson Profar in the first place. As it stands, it would take a blockbuster trade involving the Padres and another team before they may need Profar.
Chance Profar lands with the Padres: 0%