The Rangers offense has been off to a cold start, but outfielder Nomar Mazara has been on of the hottest hitters in the league. Can Mazara continue this outstanding hitting tear throughout the season?
Somebody needs to file a missing person’s report for the Texas Rangers offense. Heading into Saturday only two hitters, Nomar Mazara and Elvis Andrus are hitting over .230 this season. Robinson Chirinos is hitting .400, but has only 10 plate appearances.
That’s a bad sign for the Rangers offense, but on a good note Mazara has been unstoppable. He won Player of the Week for the American League, and has been perfect since the beginning of the season.
Through ten games Mazara is hitting .357 with three home runs and 12 RBI and has collected 15 hits. The 21-year-old had a strong rookie campaign last season, but there’s always the threat of a sophomore slump.
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Nope, not for Mazara as he’s become even better over the off-season. The Rangers could be looking at a possibly superstar player for years to come. Nobody could have imagined Mazara would blossom like he has this season.
Last season Mazara hit .266 with 20 home runs and 64 RBI in 145 games with the Rangers. A solid stat line, but not superstar numbers. It’s been a completely different story this season, and he might not be slowing down anytime soon.
For the sake of the Rangers offense, Mazara better continue this trend for as long as possible. Right now Mazara and Andrus look like the only two hitters that can handle the bat. It’s been a fantastic start to the season, and Mazara is beginning to look like the superstar scouts believed he could become.