Way-Too-Early Predictions for 2016 AL Rookie of the Year

Photo credit: Oladipo Awowale/MiLB.com

Photo credit: Oladipo Awowale/MiLB.com

5. Nomar Mazara, OF, Texas Rangers

Mazara will be looking to make the jump to the big leagues next year, and will have a good shot with the inconsistent, oft-injured Josh Hamilton listed as the starting left-fielder for the Rangers. The lefty brings solid power to the table along with good contact and a good arm. Mazara doesn’t run particularly well, but still presents solid range in the outfield.

It will be interesting to see if the 20-year-old can fully claim the job though, with the aforementioned Hamilton and fellow top prospect Joey Gallo in the mix as well. If Mazara can’t snag the left-field job, it’ll obviously hamper his chances, but he should still get opportunities with the Rangers dealing Leonys Martin to the Mariners earlier this week.

3 Responses

  1. Ron Svetgoff

    no way on Joey Gallo, hits sub .200, strikeout rate 40%, and has a four and a half second long swing.

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