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Jurickson Profar singled twice and scored a run in the Padres' 4-3 win against Texas.
Profar raised his spring average to .263 with the multi-hit effort. He is battling for the second base job, and at worst will provide some nice versatility options for new manager Jayce Tingler.
MLB.com is reporting that new Padres manager Jayce Tingler wants Jurickson Profar to focus on second base to begin the season.
Profar has been all over the diamond with his previous two clubs, providing fantasy players with utility options. Depending on your format, he should retain multi-position eligibility for 2020. Tingler indicated that he wants Profar to work on his throwing, so fantasy owners should temper expectations that the former top prospect will come out of the gate firing as an offensive weapon. However, Profar did post an OPS of .824 with 10 homers in just 167 at-bats after the All-Star Game last year, flashing some of Profar's potential value.
The Oakland Athletics have traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the San Diego Padres for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named later, according to a report from MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Profar broke out in 2018 but was a potential non-tender candidate this offseason, leading to today's deal. With top second base prospect Luis Urias dealt to the Brewers last week, the Padres had an opening in their infield. Profar should enter training camp as the starting second baseman for San Diego with the hope that he can bounce back from a poor 2019.
Jurickson Profar went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Mariners.
Profar had a disappointing 2019 campaign, slashing .218/.301/.410 with 20 home runs, 67 RBI, 65 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 518 plate appearances.
Jurickson Profar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
Profar is just 12-for-56 (.214 average) with five extra-base hits in September. He is slashing .215/.296/.409 with 20 home runs, 67 RBI, 65 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 503 plate appearances this season.