Batting Sixth- RF Nomar Mazara
The Detroit Tigers have expressed an interest in Normar Mazara before his trade from the Rangers to the White Sox around the same time last year.
There has been a lot of hype surrounding Mazara since he was a highly regarded prospect in the Rangers system but so far, he has fallen short of the hype. For the White Sox, the power numbers that were present with multiple 20 home run seasons in the past, did not materialize at all as he hit just .228 with one home run in 42 games.
He did miss the start of the season due to strep throat and in an article from back in September, felt something was off.
“I spent two weeks at my home without grabbing a bat,” Mazara said. “So, those two weeks really did me dirty, and when I came back, I was like lost. I was just going out there and trying to grind, trying to have good at-bats.
“The power is not there yet. But once I hit the first one, everything’s going to fit good.”
The lefty bat, paired with Daz Cameron, would be a good platoon fit in right field. If the Tigers are not going to spend a lot this off-season, Mazara turns 26 this year, and as Cody Stavenhagen said in the Athletic, a minor upgrade over Christin Stewart.
I have him here due to the fact the Tigers have said in the past they have no interest in signing Yasiel Puig and Hunter Renfroe was signed by the Red Sox this morning. As much as I like Eddie Rosario, and welcome that in left field, Mazara could find his stroke in Detroit. It worked for Craig Monroe, a former Texas Ranger. Mind you, different player but when Monroe arrived at the age of 26, he hit 23 home runs.
Regardless, this was a name the Tigers have shown an interest in the past who has power.