Monday, September 10, 2012
Nolan Ryan: We're really excited about Jurickson Profar
Rangers president Nolan Ryan dishes on Jurickson Profar's playing time, the team's lead in the AL West, potential playoff rotation and more.
On Jurickson Profar's playing time:
When we set the roster of who we were going to expand it to and that Profar was going to come up ... I think it was pretty well understood that Ron (Washington) was going to work him in where he could and use him as the games dictated and so I think he felt like that's what the game plan was and I think he has pretty much stuck to it.
We are really excited about Profar. We know what we think the potential player he's going to be and that he brings a level of energy and excitement to the game and so we're aware of that and we look forward to seeing him more in a Texas Rangers uniform, but I think Ron will pick his spots and play him where he thinks is appropriate.
On Ian Kinsler's struggles
Well I think it's because we've had a stretch here of a few games where he hasn't maybe played his best baseball and everybody's wanting to see Profar get in the game. I think that it's probably magnified the situation but you have to realize it's a 162-games, it's a long haul and if somebody has a three-day period where maybe they're not on top of their game it seems to magnify that but that's the way I view it.