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Brinson, Profar named to All-AFL team

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MLB Pipeline's All-AFL team includes Rangers prospects Lewis Brinson and Jurickson Profar

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MLB Pipeline has selected their 2015 All-Arizona Fall League Team, and Lewis Brinson and Jurickson Profar of the Rangers were among those selected.

The 21 year old Brinson is one of three outfielders named to the team, and the write-up describes him as "arguably the best player on the field" during his time in the AFL "in terms of his athleticism, tools and overall capacity to impact a game."  In 11 games, Brinson put up a .300/.408/.575 line, with 5 steals in 7 attempts.

Profar, meanwhile, was named the DH on the all-AFL team.  Profar put up a .267/.352/.453 line for Surprise, and while he did not play the field and is described as having "lost a step," MLB Pipeline says his "approach, contact skills and power are all still there."

My guess is that both Brinson and Profar will start the 2016 season in AAA Round Rock, and both will end up playing in the major leagues in 2016 in some capacity.  Brinson appears on track to be fighting for the Opening Day, 2017, center field job for the Rangers, while Profar seems likely to be back in the majors for good by then as well, with the position he ends up in being the only question.