Chicago White Sox: Can Nomar Mazara be impactful?

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The Chicago White Sox acquired Nomar Mazara at the Winter Meetings but can he be an impact player in 2020 for this young team?

The Chicago White Sox entered the 5th inning of their Spring Training game against the Colorado Rockies tied at two. The problem was after the top of the 5th, they were losing 6-2. As we all know, Ricky’s boys do not quit. They scored four runs themselves to tie the game. Then they ended up winning the game 7-6. This team, no matter who is playing, never sees themselves as out of the game. It is a great mentality to have to go into the season.

Nomar Mazara is the one who hit a two-run home run to tie the game. It was his first of the spring and first ever in a White Sox uniform. He was acquired by the White Sox to be their right fielder during the Winter Meetings from the Texas Rangers. He has had some ups and downs in his MLB career but the White Sox are hoping to unlock the production that his talent suggests he should have. If he is able to be a solid bat at the bottom of their lineup, it is going to look like a really smart trade for Rick Hahn.

A lot of people know that there are some pretty good right fielders hitting the open market after this season. That is why it is important for Mazara to have a good year. He is a talented player that is just waiting to break out. If he is above average this season, you should be able to claim that the Sox have an above-average starter at every position on the diamond.

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No other White Sox player hit a home run in this game against Colorado so Mazara was the one who stood out. It was also a home run of the clutch variety which makes it even more notable. Wins and losses mean nothing in Spring Training but if a win is earned because of good performances by the right guys, it is a good thing. 2020 is a big year for Mazara.