Nomar Mazara Finally Puts It All Together
I think Mazara was ready to put together a breakthrough season last year, his third year in the majors. But a thumb injury slowed him down, and while he put together a decent season, it wasn’t the leap we were all expecting. Mazara is one of the Rangers’ more well-rounded hitters, hitting for average and slugging well, with good pop. He’s hit 20 home runs in every season of his brief career.
If Mazara can remain healthy, I think a .280/.340./.770 slash is a very reasonable expectation. He might even see a little improvement in his power. Already an RBI machine, Mazara increasing his average and OBP would be a huge boon to the Rangers’ offense.
Keep in mind, Mazara is still young and has room for improvement. At 23, he’s younger than Willie Calhoun. I think the best is still yet to come for the Texas Rangers outfielder.