Chicago White Sox: Three bounce back candidates for 2020

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Nomar Mazara. 2. player. 128. . OF. Chicago White Sox

Nomar Mazara was acquired this offseason by the Chicago White Sox during the 2019 Winter Meetings. He is going to likely be the guy who is the opening day starting right fielder. Barring some sort of trade for a better play or an injury, the job is his to lose. He has had okay numbers throughout his career with the Texas Rangers, but there seems to be a lot of people who believe he hasn’t lived up to his potential yet.

He is only 24 years old so it is pretty clear that he has plenty of room to grow. There is plenty of opportunity for him here in Chicago. They don’t have a sure-fire right fielder right now so Mazara is their guy. It is possible that they platoon him with someone or make a move at some point this season but for now, they will see if he can have a bounce-back season.

He clearly has some potential if you look at his numbers. He slashed .268/.318/.469 last season with Texas. He had 19 home runs and 66 RBIs along with 69 runs scored. In his previous three years before last, he had 20 home runs on the dot all three times. So his totals in that department go 20, 20, 20, 19. If he can give the White Sox 20 home runs and perhaps even improve on those totals, this will be a smart move for the White Sox.