Colorado Rockies Release 10-Year Veteran

10-year major league veteran Jurickson Profar had one of the most puzzling offseasons last winter. For some reason, he declined the San Diego Padres' $7.5M qualifying offer and demanded somewhere in the neighborhood of $10M per in free agency. There were no offers on the market that came close to that, so he wound up accepting a one-year, $7.75M guaranteed deal with the Colorado Rockies.

But now, after a very mediocre campaign in the Mile High City, Profar has been released by the Rox, and will head back out to the open market to try to latch on with another team. But perhaps other teams should take note of this:

Profar has literally the worst fWAR in all of baseball at -1.9. He is ranked 1,377th among MLB players in that stat in 2023.  

The Rockies are deep-sixing the 30-year-old in order to give more playing time to prospects. 

Profar was once one of the top prospects in the game, as a shortstop, over a decade ago. He's now settled into a left-field role, as a less-than-average major league bat. After his OPS+ of just 76 this year, he has a career mark of 91, with minimal power and little speed. But he did post an above-average OPS+ of 111 last season with San Diego, so perhaps some team will see if he can recapture that production. 

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