Texas Rangers: One bold prediction for every position player

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 16: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers reacts to hitting a three run home run in the eighth inning during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 16, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 16: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers reacts to hitting a three run home run in the eighth inning during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 16, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 6: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers prepare to bat against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 6, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. The Red Sox won 6-1. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /

Mazara makes the All-Star team

Nomar Mazara is entering his fourth full season as a big leaguer. He’s played well each year; however, he hasn’t taken the leap that many hoped he would by now. When I say leap, I mean a transition from solid MLB player to All-Star MLB player.

The Texas Rangers need an All-Star or two to emerge from their team. Their lone representative in last year’s ASG was 35-year-old Shin-Soo Choo. Sadly, no member of the Rangers was mentioned in MLB Network’s top 100 players entering 2019, which does not bode well for All-Star predictions.

That’s not good. If they really want to come out of this rebuild on top, they’ll need a superstar position player. Gallo and Odor show promise, but Mazara is the Ranger with the highest offensive ceiling. He has the talent to hit for a good average, pop 30 homers and command a lineup.

2019 will be the year of Nomar Mazara. He stays healthy and puts together an All-Star season.

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