A bad move.
Dutch outfielder Jurickson Profar, 30, 카지노사이트has been released by the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies recalled utility prospect Hunter Goodman from Triple-A Albuquerque on Aug. 28 while also recalling outfielder Jurickson Profar from the Isotopes. Proppa must sign with his new team by Sept. 1 to be eligible for the postseason.
Proppa signed a one-year, $7.75 million free agent contract with Colorado in mid-March after participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). However, he did not finish the season as expected. In 111 games this season, he batted just .236 (98-for-415) with eight home runs, 39 RBIs, and a .680 OPS. His production dropped off significantly in the second half, when he batted 2-for-22 (105-for-22) with two home runs, seven RBIs and a .612 OPS in 32 games.
At 49-81 (.377 winning percentage) and in fifth place in the National League West, the Rockies were out of fall ball early. Instead of designating veteran prospects for assignment (DFA), the Rockies immediately released them to give younger players a chance.
A former No. 1 overall prospect with the Texas Rangers, Profar’s major league debut in 2012 didn’t go as well as expected. He was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 2019 and the San Diego Padres in 2020, where he slowly found his footing.
In January 2021, Proppa signed a three-year, $21 million free agent contract with San Diego that included an opt-out clause that would make him a free agent after the 2021-2022 season. He exercised his $6.5 million player option for 2022 after the 2021 season, but last year he waived his $7.5 million option for 2023 after the season.
After hitting .575 (140-for-575) with 15 homers, 58 RBIs, and a .723 OPS in 152 games last year, he was looking for a bigger deal, giving up about $9.9 million in guaranteed money on our dime. But as the year progressed and spring training began, no team came calling. It wasn’t until mid-March that he finally signed with Colorado.
[Photo] Jurickson Profar after being released by the Colorado Rockies. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
[Photo] Jurickson Profar released by the Colorado Rockies. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
He made $250,000 more than he would have made in San Diego, $1.25 million including buyout money, but he skipped spring training before the season and wasn’t ready for the regular season. He worked out in his hometown of Curacao, the Netherlands, but didn’t have enough time to react to live pitchers’ pitches, and the delayed signing caused him to miss the first three games of the season due to visa issues.
According to Major League Baseball Trade Rumors (MTR), “Proppa made a little more money than he would have if he had stayed in San Diego, but it’s hard to see that as a benefit given his struggles this season. The fact that he played for the Netherlands during the WBC and received very little spring training likely contributed to his struggles this season. In reality, Profar hasn’t been at his best recently due to a left knee injury.
Profar is well known to Korean fans as a close friend of Kim Ha-sung. They became close friends during their two years together in San Diego. When the Dutch WBC team played a scrimmage against the LG Twins in Arizona in February, Kim was there to cheer him on. Their friendship has been mixed this season as Kim has risen to the top of the organization while Propa has been released.
[OSEN=Choi Kyuhan Reporter] Jurickson Profar (right) celebrates with Kim Ha-seong after hitting a home run during his time in San Diego. 2022.05.30 /email@example.com
[OSEN=Ji Hyung-jun] San Diego’s Kim Ha-seong greets Dutch WBC teammate Jurickson Profar on the field.