Texas Rangers: Which member of the 25-and-under club has the highest ceiling?

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ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 05: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers watches the ball on a solo home run in the second inning of a baseball game agaisnt the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 5, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 05: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers watches the ball on a solo home run in the second inning of a baseball game agaisnt the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 5, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 24: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 24, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) /

Nomar Mazara

Nomar Mazara is the purest hitter the Texas Rangers have. He has that envious smooth left-handed swing with plenty of natural leverage, length and strength. If anything, his swing is a little too long, which has given him some trouble against high-velocity pitchers.

He covers the entire plate, hits the ball to all fields, and, when he gets a hold of one, clears the fences as easily as just about anyone in baseball. Mazara’s hitting ability and plate approach are very advanced for his age.

The eye test hasn’t quite translated to the statistics just yet. He’s had three solid seasons, but no breakout one. In the very near future (hopefully 2019), Mazara will put together an All-Star campaign. He’ll hit close to .300, blast 30+ homers and drive in 110+ runs. He has that kind of potential.

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“The Big Chill” is who the Rangers should build their lineup around for years to come. While he may never be a guaranteed glove in the outfield, it’s his hitting that will earn him All-Star appearances and lucrative contracts.

Nomar Mazara has the highest ceiling of the Texas Rangers’ age 25-and-under club.

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