Rumors are the lifeblood of the offseason and there’s no better place for them than the Winter Meetings. There’s been some buzz about Matt Harvey being on the block. At first we heard about him for an unspecified reliever. Now there’s talk (supposedly not serious) about a swap of Harvey for Jurickson Profar, a middle infelder who at one point was the top prospect in baseball. Injuries have sidetracked Profar to this point in his career.
Profar is out of options and would need to be kept on the MLB roster. He spent most of last year in Triple-A, where he put up an .811 OPS for Round Rock in the PCL. Last year, Profar qualified for arbitration as a Super Two player. He’s arbitration eligible for the second time this offseason. He’s under team control through the year 2020.