But leave it up to Ron Washington to not use him.
Expectations need to be tempered for Profar, not because he's not talented or worthy of being the top prospect in the game, but because what Mike Trout and Bryce Harper did last season was historic, and should not be the new expectation for all top prospects. But despite that caveat, however, Profar should be a considerably better player than Leury Garcia, especially at the plate.
Yet Profar is set to split time with Garcia during his stint in the majors, according to Jeff Wilson of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram who quotes Washington on the matter.
There is no telling how long Profar will be with the Rangers. Kinsler is on the 15-day DL and shouldn't have any issues returning in two weeks, meaning Profar's stint in the majors could have a two-week shelf life from its outset.
But why would Profar not play every day during those two weeks?
The Rangers justification for starting Profar in the minors this season was that they didn't want him to be in the majors unless he was going to play every day, and this was the correct philosophy to take. There was no sense in letting him rot on a major league bench when he could be playing every day in Triple-A. But the situation has changed, and there are at-bats for Profar for the next two weeks. How could he possibly lose any of them to Leury Garcia?
Garcia is a nice player, but he's a utility man at the major league level, which is why the Rangers had no problem keeping him in the majors without a place to play every day but did not want to do the same to Profar's development. No offense to Garcia, but he's not the same type of player as Profar, who is a cornerstone of their future. If Profar is going to be in the majors, he needs to play every day.