Three potential platoon partners for Nomar Mazara

Joshua Finkelstein
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - APRIL 12: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits a rbi single against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 12, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - APRIL 12: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers hits a rbi single against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 12, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox improved their right field situation by acquiring Nomar Mazara in a trade with the Texas Rangers this offseason, but still might need to do more to improve that area before Opening Day. 

Mazara, 24, hasn’t developed into the star the Texas Rangers hoped he’d become and as a result, dealt him to the White Sox.

For the South Side, he represents a perfect change-of-scenery candidate as they appeared to prefer the idea of trading for Mazara over signing someone like Nicholas Castellanos or even Yasiel Puig.

However, the decision by the White Sox has left the team vulnerable in right field on days southpaws are on the mound as Mazara had a .644 OPS against them in 2019.

His career numbers against same-handed arms don’t paint a better picture either as Mazara’s career OPS against them is .633.

That being said, if the team can limit the number of plate appearances Mazara has against left-handers, he can actually be very productive with a .844 OPS against right-handers in 2019 and a .799 OPS against them for his career.

With that in mind, the White Sox should be on the lookout for a platoon partner on the free agent market.

Here are three options that would be good to partner with Nomar Mazara in right field.

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