Jurickson Profar tops trade value rankings


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers infield prospect Jurickson Profar is No. 1 on ESPN.com's Keith Law's ranking of prospects based on their trade value heading into the deadline next week.

Here's what Law says about Profar, a 19-year-old shortstop in Double-A Frisco at the moment:

Too good to trade? Profar looks as if he could step in as a major league shortstop by Opening Day and be league-average or better, with superstar upside. That combination of immediate return and potential peak could make it impossible for Texas to get sufficient return in any deal; they would have to receive more than one established big leaguer with multiple years of control remaining to come close to the potential value of the first six years of Profar's career.

Law also has third baseman Mike Olt as No. 6 in his top-10. You can read more about Law's thoughts on Olt here (insider).