The Oakland A's have traded infielder Jurickson Profar to the San Diego Padres for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named later, sources tell ESPN.
Profar was likely to be non-tendered before the 8 p.m. ET deadline, and Oakland wound up getting Allen, 25 with some pop.
Sources: #Padres acquire Jurickson Profar.
The #Padres have acquired INF Jurickson Profar from Oakland in exchange for C Austin Allen: https://t.co/HWrPYL8xHZ
Jurickson Profar should slot in at second base for the Padres, rounding out an infield of Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer. If San Diego gets the 2018 version of Profar, that's one of the best infields in baseball. The 2019 version of Profar struggled mightily.
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The expansion Portland Red Flannels have just traded for a 52 year old Jurickson Profar.
“We like his prospect pedigree and think he’s due for a big breakout year.”
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We've acquired catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named later from the San Diego Padres for second baseman Jurickson Profar.
Profar was always one of AJ Preller’s favorite players. Helped bring him to Rangers. #padres
acquire INF Jurickson Profar from @Athletics
for catcher Austin Allen, PTBN or cash.
I don’t think the power peak is coming back for Profar, his batted ball speeds are not compelling. But he has discipline, makes contact, & his expected BA & SLG were in line with his breakout 2018 season. As long as he can throw it to first, he should be league average next year.
Profar would be a spectacular utility guy on that roster and they gave up nothing for him. But if he’s the starter? Sorry - that doesn’t even make it twitch. But congrats to AJ for finally getting to bang the prom queen at the 20 year reunion.
After last week’s trade, the Padres needed second-base help. A.J. Preller wasted no time finding some. But he might not be done looking either. https://t.co/lKtAlEU8uL
A's trade second baseman Jurickson Profar for left-handed hitting catcher, including scouts' reports on Austin Allen: https://t.co/PxlLt1Uinb
Jayce Tingler and AJ Preller are probably as knowledgeable about Profar as any two people in baseball. Says a lot that they still covet him. https://t.co/XPjFfNPB6y
Guys who could be non-tendered today that I'd have at least some level of interest in for the Cubs:
César Hernández, Jake Lamb,
José Peraza, Kevin Pillar, Jurickson Profar, Kevin Gausman, Aaron Sanchez, José Ureña, Adam Conley, Blake Treinen
The #Padres going from Luis Urias to Jurickson Profar is a whole lot of former top prospect whiplash. https://t.co/aR1CDh3lZs
Profar against LHP:
Greg Garcia vs RHP:
That is a solid combo. Profar will probably won't be the starting 2B. Preller is probably gonna continue to search for another 2B or OF in winter meetings
Profar's 2019 xwoba was .002 points lower than his 2018 xwoba, the year which he put up 2.8 wins. Last year he had a .218 BABIP which is projected to rebound to .250.
He's currently projected for 2.2 wins by Steamer. For 6MM, that's good value with upside.
Jesus Aguilar - 1B -》Marlins
Mike Moustakas - 2B -》Reds
Sandy León -》Indians
Jurickson Profar - IF -》Padres
Domingo Santana - LF -》FA
Yolmer Sánchez - IF -》FA
Tim Beckham - SS -》FA
CJ Cron - 1B -》FA
Koda Glover - RP -》Retired
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We have talked about Profar for years, and now that he is here...I don’t know.
Steamer has Profar with a .324 wOBA (104 wRC+) next year, which is exactly what his xwOBA was this year. It's really not that crazy to think he'll be good next year.
#Padres 2020 Estimated team payroll as of 12/2/19: per @fangraphs
I'll miss Profar though. Amazing talent/ great person
He started to hit during the 2H of 2019. Thought his bat as a INF/OF platoon could have played in 2020
2B battle this spring at A's camp will be interesting
Hope Profar dominates the NL West & helps SD finally start winning
Fight for League average is so on brand for the padres. I was promised better than fucking profar