1. Nomar Mazara
Nomar Mazara very well could end up being the player hurt the most by this because of the fact he was in a groove during spring training.
Over nine games, the left-handed hitter had a .364/.462/.545 slash line with one home run and five RBI. In addition, he had as many walks (four) as strikeouts.
While his impressive spring doesn’t necessarily mean he was destined to have a strong season, it was certainly a good sign for a player just starting his career with a new organization.
The 24-year-old has failed to prove he deserved the top prospect status that he once had which eventually led to the Texas Rangers dealing him this offseason.
Mazara is certainly hoping to become the change-of-scenery player that there always seems to be at least one of every single season.
He’s as good of a candidate as anyone out there, but a delayed start to the 2020 season can make that difficult.
After having such a strong start to his spring training, it was probably a major letdown to stop playing baseball for over a month, at least, and restarting that engine again could prove difficult for him.
It’s certainly not impossible, but it also isn’t going to be easy for him, or any player across the game.
Mazara still could find some success in a platoon role this season and possibly even develop into the star some thought he could be if he’s able to carry over his spring success.