Four Texas Rangers who will have breakthrough seasons in 2019

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ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 02: Rougned Odor #12 and Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3-2 in 10 innings at Angel Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 02: Rougned Odor #12 and Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3-2 in 10 innings at Angel Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 09: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits a walk off homerun in the 10th inning against the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 9, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 09: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits a walk off homerun in the 10th inning against the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 9, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

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.

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