Chicago White Sox: Predicting the 2020 Opening Day starting lineup

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Chicago White Sox Nomar Mazara
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128. . RF. Chicago White Sox. Nomar Mazara. 8. player

Batting eighth for the White Sox and playing right field, number 30, Nomar Mazara! The White Sox took a chance when they traded for Nomar Mazara back in December. It was really the only news that the White Sox had during the Winter Meetings as Mazara is coming over from the Texas Rangers for Steele Walker. He isn’t the savior in right-field but he is an upgrade over what there has been in the past. They needed to try something new there and this is an experiment for now.

Mazara was a guy that was always considered to be very talented. He never truly tapped that high ceiling but he has been an okay player. He hit 20 home runs on the dot in the first three years of his career and then had 19 in 2019. This is a short season so if he hit that many this year it would be a wild success but they just need some good production from the position.

He might be platooned in right field with someone as the season goes along but he should be the eighth hitter and in right field on Friday night against the Twins. Hopefully, the White Sox are going to help him unlock his potential. He is going to be a part of one of the best lineups in his MLB career if not the definitive best.