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Jurickson Profar Newsbeat

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A’s Jurickson Profar told role to be reduced; ‘I’m OK with it,’ he says

With the addition of Corban Joseph to the A’s on Wednesday, Jurickson Profar is being pushed into the background. And it’s official: Manager Bob Melvin has spoken to Profar about his greatly reduced role.

Profar, the A’s primary second baseman much of the season, understands the decision.

“I don’t feel like I’ve been contributing like I’m capable of, so I’m OK with it,” Profar told The Chronicle. “I’ll just keep working and try to find it.”

Profar is batting .205, and his on-base percentage is only .268. He’s also struggled with his throwing all year; scouts believe he has the yips, and while he’s worked hard to improve things, Profar still makes too many big, looping throws to first, some of them painfully off target.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 14, 2019 at 10:15 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A’s second baseman Jurickson Profar battling nasty case of the yips

Yogi Berra once famously said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”

His numbers may have been a little off, but the sentiment is spot on. Jurickson Profar can certainly attest to that.

The A’s second baseman committed his seventh error of the season Monday night, leading to six unearned Red Sox runs, sending the A’s to their fourth straight loss, 9-4.

Hopefully, he won’t need to do any putting anytime soon….

 

QLE Posted: April 30, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 32 comment(s)
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