Former Texas Rangers star hopes to bring young son home for an All-Star Game

When the Texas Rangers signed Jurickson Profar as a 16-year-old from Curacao in 2009, they believed he had a future as an All-Star shortstop.

That turned out to be partially true, although it didn’t happen at shortstop or in Arlington.

Profar, a longtime utility player, could return to Globe Life Field for the NL All-Star team if the votes bounce his way. The San Deigo Padres left fielder continues to pound the plate and live up to the once high potential envisioned years ago.

But Profar doesn’t plan to create the Midsummer Classic in hopes of living up to his future hype. He’s not trying to justify his playing time or a new contract.

If something. Profar tries to return to Arlington for his 6-year-old son.

I don’t care about the individual things. Not really. But for my son? It would just mean everything.

Jurickson Profar about possible offer from ASG

Khairy Profar, born in 2017 while Jurickson was still at Texas, is the average son of a baseball player. He enjoys going to the clubhouse, being around players and playing with dad during pre-match.

And this year, Jurickson has the chance to take Khairy back to his hometown. He leads the NL in on-base percentage (.417) and ranks second among hitters with a .323 batting average.

Khairy loves baseball so much that he watches even when Dad isn’t playing. Then the idea arose to create the All-Star game for the child.

He always talks about baseball. Therefore it would mean a lot.

Jurickson Profar on playing for his son

Voting is officially open until the end of June. After the first wave, six outfielders will advance to the final phase before voting closes on July 3. Based on his play, Profar should be a favorite to start back in the city where his career started.

According to FanGraphs, Profar’s 2.6 WAR entering this weekend ranks third among outfielders and first in the NL.

If he keeps up the pace, a reunion with Texas fans could be in the offing.

Profar said fans didn’t get to see the best version of him before he was traded to Oakland in 2018. That might be possible on July 16.

And that also applies to Khairy.

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