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More stats on Jurickson Profar's homer

September, 2, 2012
9/02/12
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ESPN Stats & Information, with some help from Elias Sports Bureau, put together some facts and figures on Jurickson Profar's home run, which came in his first big league at-bat. Here's a look:

* Profar is second youngest to homer in his first career at-bat and third teenager to do so (Elias). He's also the first teenager (and youngest player) in AL history to homer in his first at-bat.

The youngest to homer in his first MLB at-bat:

1945: Whitey Lockman, 18 years, 345 days
2012: Jurickson Profar, 19 years, 195 days
1950: Ted Tappe, 19 years, 224 days

* Profar (19 yrs, 195 days) is the youngest player to hit a home run and a double in a game since Andruw Jones (19 yrs, 126 days) on Aug. 27, 1996, for the Braves. He's the youngest AL player to do so since Ken Griffey, Jr. (19 yrs, 181 days) on May 21, 1989, for the Mariners.

* He's the youngest player to hit a home run since Adrian Beltre (19 yrs, 171 days) on Sept. 25, 1998.

* He's the youngest Rangers player ever to hit a home run, breaking Ivan Rodriguez's mark on Aug. 30, 1991 (Rodriguez was 19 years, 276 days).

* Profar is the third player this year to homer in his first major league at-bat. Eddy Rodriguez of the Padres did so on August 2, a week after Starling Marté homered for the Pirates (July 26).

* He's the first Ranger to pull off the feat, but he’s the third player in franchise history (Brant Alyea, September 12, 1965; and John Kennedy, September 5, 1962, both as Washington Senators).

* The last Ranger to homer in his first MLB game was Ruben Mateo on June 12, 1999.

Jurickson Profar homers in first at-bat

September, 2, 2012
9/02/12
1:01
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Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar homered in his first major league plate appearance, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead with a solo shot to start the third inning. Texas added three more to take a 4-0 advantage.

Profar hit a 2-1 pitch from Cleveland Indians starter Zach McAllister out to right at Progressive Field.

Profar was inserted into the lineup Saturday when Ian Kinsler was taken out with stiffness in his lower back. Profar hit .281 with 14 homers and 62 RBIs at Double-A Frisco this season. It's worth noting that he homered in his first at-bat in the Futures Game in Kansas City as part of All-Star week in July.

Profar is the youngest Rangers player to hit a home run, breaking Ivan Rodriguez's mark on Aug. 30, 1991 (Rodriguez was 19 years, 9 months and Profar is 19 years, six months).

ESPN Stats & Information notes that he's the youngest player to hit a home run since Adrian Beltre (19 years, 171 days) on Sept. 25, 1998.

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WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.12 123 158
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 73
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .876
ERAC. Lewis 5.12
SOY. Darvish 182