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Jason Parks and Keith Law each had chat sessions today, and Parks offered an HSO about Elvis Andrus and Jurickson Profar
Keith Law of ESPN released his Top 100 list today, and in the aftermath of that, he did a chat session that you can check out here, that contains discussion of Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt, among others.
Jason Parks also did a chat at Baseball Prospectus today, which is worth checking out as well because it is chock full of stuff on Rangers prospects.
One of the comments from Parks, however, I wanted to highlight, as it relates to the future for Elvis Andrus and Jurickson Profar:
Justin (OK): Would you rather have Profar or Andrus?
Jason Parks: This is a very difficult question. The financial component simplifies it, as Profar is the much cheaper option going forward. Remove them money from the equation and ask me which player I think has the better all-around ml career and which player I would build a team around? For me, its Elvis. I think the bat keeps improving and he's a better defensive player than Profar. But.....Profar has more overall offensive potential and his glove is good enough to stay at shortstop for a long time. Despite being a Beatles man, I'm also an Elvis man.
I've said before that I think that, if Profar ends up being as good his first four years in the majors as Elvis has been his first four years in the majors, a lot of Rangers fans will be disappointed, which I think reflects unrealistic expectations for Profar.
But it also got me thinking that this would be a good poll question, so let me ask you, LSB reader, who do you think will end up having the better major league career -- Profar or Elvis?
Cast your vote below...
Who will have the better major league career -- Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar?
Elvis Andrus (253 votes)
Jurickson Profar (284 votes)
537 total votes