Trade Grade: Texas Rangers Land Prospect Haul, Deal Jurickson Profar

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers fields a ground ball against the Tampa Bay Rays in the top of the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 19, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers fields a ground ball against the Tampa Bay Rays in the top of the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 19, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Grading the Trade

For the Rangers, we won’t really get a view of what the return was for a few years considering it all hinges on prospects. However, considering how badly the Rangers needed pitching depth, they got plenty with three pitchers all who spent time at Double-A or higher last season. When you include Eli White, who we can hope becomes a lineup mainstay for the club in the years to come, Texas much-needed prospect depth at the upper parts of their farm system.

Of course, it hurts to see Jurickson Profar depart the club considering how long he’s been a household name for Rangers fans. Many of us, myself included, would’ve loved to see Jurickson in Arlington long-term. However with two years of team control, he really couldn’t help the Rangers with their timeline of being competitive past 2020. TR Sullivan of MLB.com did tweet out that Jon Daniels tried to find a contract extension with Profar but the talks never progressed prompting the trade.

Grade: A-

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