So we all know that the super talented 19 year old "future superstar" Jurickson Profar is one of the Top 3 prospects in all of Fantasy Baseball. Arguably #1 with Wil Myers as #1A but in the Fantasy World, Profars potential SS/2B value is a HUGE Boost to his overall value, plus hitting in Texas with their lineup and home stadium helps A LOT, etc etc...
But the question is, what is his Value for THIS season, 2013?
Currently, he's blocked with Andrus and Kinsler... but I've read things suggesting trying Kinsler at other positions to make way for Profar. But barring injury, its a tough road right now. Trout was blocked by 4 OFers when 2012 started and he eventually made his way to the bigs, paying his investors HUGE dividends. Now I don't think Profar will be Trout-esque but he "could be" another Hanley Ramirez-type of Middle Infielder. Were talking a raw, yet super talented MI with Power & Speed. He doesn't have Trout's Power or Speed, but his position scarcity makes him a guy we will be drafting in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Rounds as soon as 2014.
What do ya think his value is in Keepers? He's a "Must Keep" in all Keepers, no? Especially considering hell only cost his investors a mid-20th round pick. Despite his ambiguous role currently, he could adopt either 2nd Base and/or SS eligibility, if BOTH, he's got MONSTER value for 2013 and the Future. Even if he's a "Waste" for a month or 2 in 2013, you could have a bonafide stud at the MI positions for years to come, at a Super CHEAP Price. I think hell payoff as soon as early 2013 but even if he does rot on your bench for a half season, he's VERY worth the stash in virtually ANY Keeper Format, IMHO.
I know he doesn't have a position right now in Yahoo! leagues but once he comes to the Bigs, whether that be outta spring training or a month or two into the season, his position will undoubtedly be of the MI variety, probably 2nd Base but possibly SS... and maybe, just maybe Both 2B/SS.
Anyone who Owned Mike Trout or Bryce Harper is definitely still drinking the "rookie-hype" Kool-Aid so I try my best not to get too caught up in what happened 'last year', because ultimately, that means absolutely Nothing. But with that said, the "ELITE Prospects" are always looked at in a different light for me. The only other hitting prospects im 100% targeting are Profar and Wil Myers. There are definitely many others that im gonna take a flyer on (such as Oscar Taveras, Billy Hamilton, Travis d'Arnaud, many more, just naming a few) .... but these 2 guys to me (Myers/Profar) are definitely gonna pay off on my late round investments, and in Keepers, Profar n Myers are "Must Keeps" IMO.
What say the Café???