How's this for confidence?
Sure enough, Profar took the next offering in the same area down the right-field line for an RBI double that put the Rangers ahead in the 4-2 win in Tampa.
"I was acting like I was scared so he could throw the same pitch," Profar told ESPN Dallas 103.3's Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks after the win. "He did, and I got a good swing on it."
Having already grounded into a hard-hit double play in the fifth on a great stop at second base by Ryan Roberts, Profar approached the at-bat against Farnsworth with confidence.
"As soon as Geo hit that double, I was thinking, we got him," he said.
Profar, who made his first start at shortstop Saturday, has cooled off a tad since becoming the youngest player in AL history to homer in his first at-bat last Sunday against Cleveland. He has three hits in nine at-bats (.333) with two doubles and two RBIs. He struck out as a pinch hitter in Friday's extra-innings loss to the Rays and added another strikeout Saturday.