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Monday
Sep032012

The Jurickson Profar era has begun


You know Mike Trout. You know Bryce Harper. Now meet MLB's NEXT superstar, 19-year-old Jurickson Profar of the Texas Rangers.

Profar made his presence known immediately on Sunday, as he hit a 388-foot homer in his first Major League at-bat to help the Rangers top the Indians, 8-3, at Progressive Field (Watch the video above).

While wunderkind Bryce Harper has been much ballyhooed since appearing on the cover of sports illustrated while still in high school, Profar, who hails from the small country of Curacao will soon be a household name too.

Interestingly enough, Harper hit his fist homer at the age of 19 years and 195 days old. Profar’s age on Sunday? You guessed it: 19 years and 195 days old.

Profar, who had been playing shortstop in the Minors, played second in the place of Ian Kinsler, who saw scratched because of a stiff back. He finished the game 2-for-4.

He will only be used part-time for the rest of this season, but expect to be hearing Profar's name for a long time to come.


Profar's teammate Elvis Andrus hit him with a shaving cream pie after the game

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