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Birth Date4-26-1995
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 23 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2016 TEX 21 145 568 137 13 3 20 39 112 6 0 2 .266 .320 .419 100 1.0 -4.1 9.9 1.8
2017 TEX 22 148 616 140 30 2 20 55 127 4 2 2 .253 .323 .422 91 -4.9 -2.4 -5.4 -0.1
2018 TEX 23 128 536 126 25 1 20 40 116 4 1 0 .258 .317 .436 98 0.2 -1.2 -10.4 -0.2
2019 TEX 24 116 469 115 27 1 19 28 108 6 4 1 .268 .318 .469 95 -1.2 -1.4 -5.1 0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2012 RNG Rk AZL 54 243 .267 .351 .394 .370 99 9.8 7.5 -2.9 94 0 1.9 0.7 -1.6 0.5
2013 HIC A SAL 126 506 .252 .320 .374 .301 98 -0.9 14.1 -5.6 84 0 2.2 -2.5 -18.7 -1.1
2014 HIC A SAL 106 461 .260 .326 .379 .304 105 15.3 13.1 -5.3 122 0 -7.1 -3.5 3.4 0.1
2014 FRI AA TEX 24 97 .262 .324 .408 .377 100 5.6 2.7 -1 122 0 -3.0 -3.1 0.5 -0.4
2015 FRI AA TEX 111 470 .254 .320 .379 .329 119 6.8 12.5 -4.6 117 0 0.9 -4.5 -0.1 0.5
2015 ROU AAA PCL 20 88 .267 .337 .396 .400 91 5.7 2.4 -1.1 133 0 1.7 0.1 1.4 0.5
2016 TEX MLB AL 145 568 .258 .320 .424 .299 112 -3.7 16.1 -5.3 100 9 9.9 -4.1 1.0 1.8
2016 ROU AAA PCL 3 13 .257 .330 .377 .500 89 2.7 0.4 -0.1 159 0 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.2
2017 TEX MLB AL 148 616 .258 .325 .434 .293 112 -8.8 18.0 -6.3 91 8 -5.4 -2.4 -4.9 -0.1
2018 TEX MLB AL 128 536 .246 .311 .407 .298 108 -2.8 15.0 -5.9 98 8 -10.4 -1.2 0.2 -0.2
2018 FRI AA TEX 2 8 .250 .301 .345 .250 114 -1.3 0.2 -0.1 -18 0 -0.3 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2018 ROU AAA PCL 4 12 .248 .305 .361 .500 88 0.7 0.4 -0.2 112 0 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0
2019 TEX MLB AL 116 469 .252 .318 .440 .312 107 3.6 14.2 -5.4 95 10 -5.1 -1.4 -1.2 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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2012 RNG Rk AZL 243 201 40 53 13 3 6 90 39 37 70 5 2 .264 .383 .448 .184 2 0
2013 HIC A SAL 506 453 48 107 23 2 13 173 62 44 131 1 2 .236 .310 .382 .146 3 0
2014 FRI AA TEX 97 85 10 26 7 1 3 44 16 9 22 0 0 .306 .381 .518 .212 1
2014 HIC A SAL 461 398 68 105 21 2 19 187 73 57 99 4 3 .264 .358 .470 .206 3
2015 FRI AA TEX 470 409 57 116 22 2 13 181 56 47 92 2 0 .284 .357 .443 .159 9 0
2015 ROU AAA PCL 88 81 11 29 4 0 1 36 13 5 10 0 0 .358 .409 .444 .086 0 0
2016 TEX MLB AL 568 516 59 137 13 3 20 216 64 39 112 0 2 .266 .320 .419 .153 7 0
2016 ROU AAA PCL 13 12 4 6 0 0 1 9 4 1 1 0 0 .500 .538 .750 .250 0 0
2017 TEX MLB AL 616 554 64 140 30 2 20 234 101 55 127 2 2 .253 .323 .422 .170 3 0
2018 ROU AAA PCL 12 12 1 5 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 0 0 .417 .417 .417 .000 0 0
2018 FRI AA TEX 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 0 0
2018 TEX MLB AL 536 489 61 126 25 1 20 213 77 40 116 1 0 .258 .317 .436 .178 3 0
2019 TEX MLB AL 469 429 69 115 27 1 19 201 66 28 108 4 1 .268 .318 .469 .200 6 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 2253 0.4510 0.4465 0.7962 0.5876 0.3306 0.8945 0.6528 0.2038 0.0000
2017 2426 0.4411 0.4625 0.7415 0.6364 0.3252 0.8532 0.5692 0.2585 0.0000
2018 2186 0.4634 0.4611 0.7470 0.6229 0.3214 0.8479 0.5782 0.2530 0.0000
2019 1897 0.4707 0.5082 0.7282 0.6641 0.3695 0.8094 0.5984 0.2718 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2020 CHA $5,560,000
2019 TEX $3,300,000
2018 TEX $563,560
2017 TEX $546,450
2016 TEX $
3 yrPrevious$4,410,010
4 yrPvs + Cur$9,970,010
4 yrTotal$9,970,010


Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 0 dISE Baseball1 year/$5.56M (2020)

  • 1 year/$5.56M (2020). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2019). Re-signed by Texas 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Texas 12/10/19.
  • 1 year/$563,560 (2018). Re-signed by Texas 2/18.
  • 1 year/$546,450 (2017). Re-signed by Texas 2/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Contract selected by Texas 11/20/15. Re-signed by Texas 2/27/16.
  • Signed by Texas 7/2/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $4.95M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 55 15 3 0 2 5 10 0 0 .306 .382 .490 121 0.0 RF 0 0.0
80o 36 9 2 0 1 3 7 0 0 .273 .333 .424 114 0.0 RF 0 0.0
70o 23 6 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 .286 .348 .476 108 0.0 RF 0 0.0
60o 12 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .273 .333 .364 104 0.0 RF 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 100 0.0 RF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean410000100.250.250.2501010.0RF 00.0

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BP Chats

2020-08-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Since we're all here to pick nits on the top 500...JD Davis hitting .300/.394/.467, making last year's breakout look a bit more legit, and he's only 27. But he's way back at 193. If he's still hitting this way when you're making the September list, how far does he shoot up?
(Paul from Dallas)
I am all for nit picking. On occasion, my opinion about a player changes based on strong, well-reasoned arguments (unless it is Nomar Mazara, he will forever be on the cusp of breaking out for me).

As for J.D. Davis, well, he is now hitting .282/.382/.438. Small sample sizes play havoc with stats on a day-to-day basis. Davis does have legit power, a manageable whiff rate (29%), and possibly more power in the tank if he elevates more. However, he normally struggles against secondaries (except in 2019), and it remains a long-term concern. I am not sure he is much more than a .265/25 type bat without more tangible growth. If he starts elevates (LA over 12 degrees) while maintaining serviceable contact rates, I think he certainly could push further up the rankings. (Jesse Roche)
2020-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, thanks for the chat. What kind of hope do you hold out for Nomar Mazara as he approaches his age 25 season? Is the ceiling we once drooled over still there? Do injuries explain the last year or two?
(Rob from Alaska)
I still have hope for Mazara, though his progress has stagnated, he struggles against left-handed pitching, he is a defensive liability, and he still puts too many balls on the ground (many straight into the shift). He switched teams by trade, moving to a loaded White Sox lineup, which could be both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that a change of scenery could unlock his potential, as evidenced by flashes of his massive poweródude hit a 505-foot home run last year. A curse in that he could fall into a platoon or worse with the Sox. Mazara did perform well this spring and he still has upside to easily put together a .270+/30+ campaign. I mean, the guy does not even turn 25 until April 26th! I still have faith. (Jesse Roche)
2020-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Always scrounging for filling out the team. Based on ADP I see the following players undervalued by the market, your thoughts? Alex Dickerson, Anthony Santander, Nicky Lopez, Hanser Alberto, Miguel Rojas, Brandon Belt, Adam Frazier (ugh), Victor Reyes, Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia, Mauricio Dubon, Nomar Mazara, and why not Josh Donaldson?
(pauls121 from Madison)
Based on ADP, I like Mazara (of course) and Donaldson. I am not in on the others mostly due to lack of impact offensive ability (Lopez, Alberto, Rojas, Frazier, Reyes, L. Garcia), lack of consistent playing time (Dickerson, Avisail Garcia, Mauricio Dubon), and simply proper pricing of the talent (Santander and Belt). (Jesse Roche)
2020-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)From a dynasty outlook, which hill did you die on that was your biggest regret and why was it Nomar Mazara?
(Adam from North Carolina)
Ha! Adam Lawler, everyone! I still think Mazara has solid dynasty value. Dude is not even 25 yet! He also hit the farthest HR in the majors last year at 505 feet. The power is very real and he moves to an even more power friendly park in Chicago. That said, he is a terrible defender with some platoon risk against LHP. If everything actualizing, though, you're looking at a .270/30+ bat. Of course, we have been waiting for him to put it all together now for years since the Rangers aggressively promoted him at just 21 years old. Fatigue is setting in, and maybe he never truly breaks out, which would make me sad :( (Jesse Roche)
2019-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)IF Riley was still eligible where would he rank? What do you make of his hot start and then finish? what can we expect from him going forward? Riley vs Nomar Mazara?
(brad from NJ)
Either Michael Baumann or I will be the last person to give up on Nomar Mazara. The race is on. (Atlanta Braves Top 10 Chat)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I expected a nice breakout season for Nomar Mazara. Wrong again! Do you hold out any hope for him going forward, or is this what he is?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I'm worried about Mazara. The biggest problem has been a lack of power. This year, he's hitting the ball in the air more than ever, with the juiced ball, and his HR/FB has actually decreased from a year ago. And his swinging-strike rate is up. I'm not "out," I guess, but he won't be someone I'm targeting in re-draft leagues next year. (JP Breen)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)You and Craij led me onto the Nomar Mazara train way back when. I think we‚Äôve all been underwhelmed. Are you standing by your man to jump another level or two or is this just who he is?
(Jojo from Sd)
He's been a little underwhelming, but he's also still only 24. That being said, I think I'm only expecting one step up now, and not the sort of accession to near-stardom I saw coming a year or two ago. We definitely oversold him a little bit, but if "disappointing" ends up looking something like .275 with 25 homers for a decade it's really not much of a miss? (Ben Carsley)
2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)Nomar Mazara is a bust isn't he?
(Kurt from New Lenox)
Nomar Mazara's swing is too pretty to be a bust

This dude can drop verses (Wilson Karaman)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keep forever dynasty: Finalizing a deal: Ohtani (SP version) and Nomar Mazara for Castillo (Cinci) and Pivetta [we have some prospects changing hands as well]. I need pitching depth for when the playoffs come, and my OF is stacked and young without Mazara.
(AJ from Phoenix)
There's no question here but this strikes me as...not good. I discussed Castillo on the For All You Kids podcast (and I think in last week's chat?) but I'm not in on him as anything more than an SP4 type at best. Pivetta is already down in Triple-A and struggled in his start there. Not in on him either. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)More likely to break out in 2019-- Nomar Mazara or Max Kepler?
(edwar288 from Minneapolis)
I chose Kepler as my "outfielder to target" in our staff piece a few weeks ago, so you know where my sympathies lie. They could end up with similar value this season, but Mazara is going about 80 picks ahead of Kepler, so I'll happily wait on The Astronomer (nod to Chris Liss for that). (Jon Hegglund)
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)I'm having a very tough time with my last keeper in a deep 16 team points league. I'm deciding between Nate Eovaldi, Max Kepler, and Nomar Mazara. Can you rank each them according to upside over the next three years? And floor?
(edwar288 from St. Paul)
Ask Bret, and Mazara is the clear winner. His floor is what he's been doing, about .260 with 20 HR. But his batted ball profile has to change before he unlocks the .280/30 upside Bret talks about. I'm skeptical he can make the adjustment, but he's still quite young.

I like Kepler for more than what he did in 2018, but clearly the floor is his 2017-18 results. He also has an outside chance at 30 HR, and his batting average will be lower than Mazara's, but he walks more and strikes out less than Mazara to offset that in a points league.

Eovaldi had career bests in many metrics. If those stick, he's a great investment on a competitive team. But It's also possible he regresses a little, and the health issue is a factor. I don't see tons of upside, but his ERA probably sits between 3.70 and 4.00 with a good WHIP.

If you're hurting for SP depth and want the best value in 2019, it's Eovaldi, Mazara, Kepler. If you just want pure upside potential, Mazara is your guy. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, Keeper question for you. 12-team mixed 5x5 standard roto. I can keep up to four players at these round values. What do you think? Trevor Bauer - 19 Yasmani Grandal - 12 Randal Grichuk - 15 Nomar Mazara - 12 David Peralta - 29 Carlos Santana - 14 Eduardo Rodriguez - 21 Mallex Smith - 22
(Rob from New York)
Bauer, Peralta, Smith and E-Rod. If it's a two catcher league, Grandal instead of E-Rod. (Mike Gianella)
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nomar Mazara just is who he is at this point?
(Keith from Lockport)
Lockport, New York? Wow, that brings me back.

Maybe. But he's still a pup at 23 (24 in April) and I have to believe there's some potential for growth here, even if it's incremental. (Mike Gianella)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nomar Mazara just an empty .260 20 HR guy?
(Steve from Homewood)
He's still 23. We expect everyone to come up and do what Soto did. Development is not linear. These things can take time. He's two months older than Nick Senzel. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-08-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nomar Mazara a bust?
(Phil from Netherlands)
No. He's still 23, y'all! I still believe he has a few 30 HR seasons in that bat. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-07-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a keep forever dynasty league (20 teams), I've got a major trade brewing. Team A is a rebuilding/reloading team with Aroldis Chapman, Giancarlo Stanton, and Josh Hader. Team B is a perennial contender looking to plug some holes owning Nomar Mazara, Shohei Ohtani, and Casey Mize. Think these teams can line up with a fair deal, or is there two much value disparity?
(Tom Hagen from The Hot Stove)
A lot of it depends on the trading culture in the league. Most leagues have an exchange rate that is the rough baseline for deals like this, and the exchange rate isn't just a function of the league's parameters. Something could probably get done, but Mize probably isn't a #1 and Mazara and Ohtani have a fair number of question marks. Team A could probably get a better keeper asset or two than anyone that Team B has. (Scooter Hotz)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there another gear in Nomar Mazara?
(Nonnie from Texas)
I think so. He's already shown capacity to make adjustments and he just turned 23 which is insane since I have definitely been writing about him for a decade. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-28 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is this Nomar Mazara's year?
(Keith from Nebraska)
I hope so, Keith. I feel like he's in purgatory. His contact profile got a little worse but his batted ball profile got a little better (more FB, fewer GB). Got to remind ourselves he's still 22 and has a great pedigree. He's going to click one year and never look back. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-02-06 15:00:00 (link to chat)After selling at the deadline last season, I have a lot of keeper options to sort through. I am in a standard 12-team mixed-league 5x5 roto league with a $260 budget, but we use OBP instead of AVG and SV + 1/2 H instead of just saves. We can keep 5 MLB players; the first year without a price increase, in subsequent years price goes up $10 each year. We can also keep one minor leaguer (I have both Mejia and Acuna and could burn an MLB slot on one of them if I want) I have the following possible keepers: Nomar Mazara $11 Justin Turner $9 Gio Gonzalez $4 Jerad Eickhoff $2 Jon Gray $2 Julio Teheran $2 Orlando Arcia $2 Joey Gallo $1 Rafael Devers $1 Rhys Hoskins $1 Travis Shaw $1 Francisco Mejia $1 Ronald Acuna $1 Which 6 would you keep?
(bmmcmahon from Los Angeles)
As much as I think he's the safest bet here, I'm tempted to throw back Turner just based the on the savings and your quantity of $1 options. I'll say Turner, Gallo, Devers, Hoskins, Shaw, Acuna, but I wouldn't blame you for saving the money on Turner and keeping Gray instead. (Darius Austin)
2018-02-06 15:00:00 (link to chat)I like Nomar Mazara. I'm holding out hope he can take a step forward. I know he is very young. Is he ever gonna be the monster we want him to be?
(Kyle from Austin)
I think there's still a good chance there is. The power is still in there, he just needs to improve his approach to tap into it more often. There's a chance he never does that too, of course, but 22 is not really the age we should be giving up on anyone on. If he was still a prospect now people would be incredibly excited about him. (Darius Austin)
2017-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nomar Mazara had an ok season, but didn't make the Great Leap Forward that everyone expected. Does it happen next year?
(Pete from Kansas)
To correct the record just a little: Nomar Mazara had a dreadful season. We have him down for -0.3 WARP. In my looks, he seems to play the outfield an awful lot like a first baseman. He got marginally better at telling a ball from a strike, but suddenly, you can miss his bat even within the zone when you need to. For a guy with his size, profile, and home park, he also didn't hit for the power one would want.

All that said, yeah, fine chance that he becomes the guy we think he can be next year. Still such a smooth swing, and enough loft in it that I think the power comes. He's young. Worse prospects have had worse seasons at 21 and still turned into above-average players. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What comps do you have for these 2 guys. Ian Happ looks like a zobrist to me? Eloy jimenez... to me hes a poor mans Vlad Guerrero?
(Leslie, Dalton from 70th place Urbandale, IA)
Y'all are really taxing me with the prospects stuff. I wasn't kidding when I tweeted that I'm better at baseball history, personal finance, and wine.

Happ: The bat could develop, but what made/makes Zobrist so valuable is that he played MANY positions, and played them WELL. I don't know that Happ qualifies for either upper-case word at this point.

Jimenez: Yeah, he could be a fun hitter, though I don't know that he's got the bad-ball hitting reputation that Guerrero earned. The BP Annual lists a Nomar Mazara comp; that sounds about right. (Rob Mains)
2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who will have the better fantasy career between Andrew Benintendi and Nomar Mazara?
(HelpMe from Please)
I'm going to take most of these fantasy-type questions to just mean "better" because I'm not much of a fantasy expert. I really, really like Benintendi, but Mazara's sneakily a year younger and has already done this for a full year at the MLB level. Ask me again tomorrow and I might change my mind, though. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)I can only keep one of Nomar Mazara or Jose Ramirez in a 5x5 league. I have this season and next season, before everyone goes back in the draft. I keep flipping back and forth on who I should keep. Any thoughts?
(PompeyCanuck from Ottawa)
Interesting. Ramirez might be the better bet for 2017 but Mazara's youth & potential mean he might be better by 2018. I lean slightly towards Mazara because of the upside but that's probably selling Ramirez's all-around production short. I'd probably base my decision on my roster, positional needs, and what will be available in the draft more than anything else. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Curious to know what you envision Nomar Mazara's peak batting line will be.
(Donnie Baker from Penn)
No one you need to worry about. Like an advanced metric coke dream. (Kenny Ducey)
2016-12-08 23:00:00 (link to chat)What are your expectations going forward for Nomar Mazara? He sorta disappeared during the 2H. I believe the hype, do you?
(JR from NJ)
Here's the thing about big-league pitchers: they're really, really, reeeeeeaaaally good, and they make adjustments that make fire emojis turn to smoke. Mazara is going to be a great hitter for a very long time, but he's also 21 and got *pitched-to* after his talent carried a couple months' worth of days. He'll be just fine, though. One of the most beautiful young left-handed swings in the game of baseball, and by every account a very good head on his shoulders. If you're ever feeling blue about him, or anything else really, just loop this a couple dozen times: (Wilson Karaman)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your expectations for Nomar Mazara in 2017?
(Jon D from Arlington)
I'd be doing everyone a disservice if I glossed over his struggles against left-handed pitching. Those are real. The swing is majestic, he has this almost supernatural calmness at the plate and hit 20 home runs in the major-leagues at 21-years-old. This is the type of franchise cornerstone you want in a dynasty league. He's going to be great for a long, long time. (George Bissell)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)I am in a head-to-head, AL-only keeper league. Five keepers, no restrictions (i.e., no time limit, no salary implications). Hitter categories: R, RBI, OBP, SLG, PA and A (yes, assists). Here is how I am leaning on my keeper candidates: Locks, barring injury or trade to NL: Sale and Machado Next three: Alex Bregman, Miguel Sano and Devon Travis Could move up: Nomar Mazara, Jurickson Profar, Byron Buxton Do you think I have it right?
(vgalloro from Chicago)
This is a really tough decision. I would keep Machado, Sale, Bregman and Mazara as my surefire locks. It comes down to Buxton and Sano for the final spot in my book. Given the other options you're going to have at third base between Machado and Bregman, I would lean towards Buxton. He's missed a ton of development time due to injuries and is just starting to put it together at the plate against major-league pitching, as evidenced by his performance over the last few weeks. With steals becoming so scarce in fantasy, I would gravitate towards Buxton. Devon Travis is already 25-years-old and coming off several injury riddled seasons. He and Profar (for similar reasons) are the guys I would have no problem throwing back. Thanks for the question! (George Bissell)
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)When does Joey Gallo get called up for good and what do you see his future ceiling as?
(Ronnie from Nebraska)
Well as long as Beltre is at 3B it won't be there. His value is so much lower at 1B that they need an OF spot to open up before he is called up for good. Problem is that Nomar Mazara guy is pretty good and has a lockdown on RF. Shin-Soo Choo and Josh Hamilton are making a lot of money, so there isn't an everyday spot for him yet. (Steve Givarz)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank: Nomar Mazara, Christian Yelich and Kole Calhoun? Thank you man
(Geoff from Fire Island)
Oof, that's a tough lil' group right there. If only on account of Mazara's uncertain playing time/big league roster slot once Choo is healthy, I'll begrudgingly toss him 3rd. Love Yelich and would take him above Calhoun. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a dynasty league where I have to call minor leaguers up to the majors if they compile at least 300 at bats. I don't want to call Nomara Mazara up (in order to keep his price for next season down), but I think I might have to. What percent chance would you say Mazara is to end the season with more than 300 AB's? Thanks!
(Moe from Ann Arbor)
Ninety percent. He looks legitimate, and even though there will be a logjam when Nomar Mazara returns, he adds something to the line-up even as a part-timer. It's hard to see him going down unless he really slumps. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Follow up on your Rangers question - what do you think Desmond's arrival does to the start date of Nomar Mazara? Really want to keep him in my 5x5, but not sure if it is worth it for just 2016-17 if he is out most of this year. Thoughts?
(DDriesen from NYC)
Not sure if the bat is quite ready for prime time yet, but it's not hard to imagine him being a very good player as soon as 2017. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Williams, Andrew Benintendi, Lewis Brinson, and Nomar Mazara: who do you think is best in real life and in fantasy?
(nubber from tx)
Mazara. Always go with Mazara. Did you see that homer yesterday? Googily moogily. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give us a couple prospects that you could see their stock blowing up this year? Robles and Espinoza aside
(Isaac from Akron)
Victor Robles blew up last year and he's my dude...Assuming you're looking for lower-level prospects with upside, not MLB-ready types, my favorites would have to be Francis Martes (Astros) and Brent Honeywell (Rays). Honeywell throws the screwball and so far nobody has been able to touch it. I also like Austin Riley (Braves). He's going to shoot up lists. If you're looking for the one big name prospect that I'm high on it's Nomar Mazara...I'm all in... (George Bissell)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who are this years Correa, Seager, and Buxton?
(Jared from Oklahoma)
I'll give you a couple prospects/young guys that step into the spotlight for me. A few established younger guys I think will bounce-back are Javier Baez, Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo...MILB I'll go Nomar Mazara, J.P. Crawford and A.J. Reed as my big-three for hitters. (George Bissell)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Frazier, Brinson, Mazara, Williams (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
a question so nice you asked it twice. (Mike Gianella)
2015-12-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think a reasonable expectation is for Nomar Mazara in 2016? Beyond? When is the soonest we can expect to see him in the majors?
(Lone Star from Texas)
Setting reasonable expectations for someone like this is tough, because I do think there's some volatility here. I would say realistically we're looking at a .280 hitter who hits 18 to 22 homers a year during his peak. There's a chance he's much, MUCH more than that. There's a chance he's frowny face. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Al, In a keeper league and can keep either Mazara or AJ Reed on my minor league roster for next season. Who projects to be the better player in an OBP league?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I thought A.J. Reed was a very underrated prospect entering 2015. He had a monster junior year at Kentucky and then I liked what I saw in the NYPL. He's a sneaky good keeper in a OBP league. That said, Nomar Mazara is a flat out stud prospect who is going to be an impact big leaguer. Mazara an easy choice for me. (Al Skorupa)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Chris. Who has the higher ceiling, Mookie Betts or Nomar Mazara? I love Betts, but I was blown away by Mazara's plate discipline as a 20-year-old in AA/AAA.
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
Mazara, by a fairly substantial margin for me. And that's not to say Betts' ceiling isn't high, it's just Mazara has as high of ceiling as any player in the minor leagues right now. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike. I know Dynasty leagues is not necessarily your cup of tea but if you feel your squad has a chance to win it this year, would you deal Marcus Stroman, Blake Snell & Nomar Mazara for Cole Hamels?
(JJ from NY)
I think that's too much for Hamels. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Have 4 nice OF prospects to possibly trade at the deadline. How would you rank these guys value in a 5x5 OBP league, with the caveat that their contracts will only run through 2017 (3 yr contract max league). Nomar Mazara, Nick Williams, Rymer Liriano, and Manuel Margot?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Mazara, Margot, Williams, Liriano. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)So opinions seem to be split on Nick Williams right now - what do you think?
(someone from somewhere)
I'm with Baseball Prospectus writer Kate Morrison, who gave some solid first person insights on Williams for WFAA (here: I believe in the improvement, and while he doesn't quite rank as highly as Nomar Mazara, he's closed the gap, and in dynasty slots in just outside of the top 200 overall. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Nomar Mazara?
(Kate from #Texas)
Is hashtag Texas any different than Texas?

He's really good. I'd say he's a top 10 prospect now with the rush of promotions this year. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Yoan Moncada is the number 1 prospect next season?
(Craig from NJ)
It's going to depend who debuts in September, but right now only prospects not in the Majors I have over Moncada would be Corey Seager, Kyle Schwarber, Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara. If you want to make the case for Giolito or Urias, I can see that too...That entire Greenville Drive infield is just a plethora of awesomeness right now. (George Bissell)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the following do you foresee having the most impact (if any) come September and into next year: Mazara, Conforto, JP Crawford, Trea Turner and Aaron Judge?
(rpo from CHI)
Nomar Mazara and it's not even close for me. He's a potential superstar. He's been discussed internally among BP staff (as a prospect we like) more than almost anyone not named Schwarber in the last six months. (George Bissell)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on when Nomar Mazara will make The Show and what peak year might look like? Thanks!
(Spencer from ON)
The way this year is going, I'm surprised he's not already in the majors, and the way this list went, I'm really surprised it didn't happen last night immediately after I sent it to editing.

In truth, it would be early, even though he's been fantastic this year. Remember he skipped over High-A ball to get to Double-A. Jumping him to the majors from here would represent a really dramatic rise in competition level in a short period. He may actually be able to handle it, that's how good he's been, but it seems like a lot to unnecessarily throw at a player. (Jeff Moore)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Chances Nomar Mazara is up this year? Rangers are already showing being aggressive with him as they promoted him from A to AA and skipped A+ all together. And they aggressively promoted Odor from AA to the MLB. Given their aggressive nature and already noted aggressive approach with Mazara, what do you think are the chances he plays in the MLB this year?
(Scott from Piscataway)
Mazara turned 20 in April and Odor seems to be on his way back to the minors. No chance we see Mazara up this year, sorry. (Nick Shlain)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)How much fantasy upside does Nomar Mazara have? 30 HR's and a .260 AVG? Do you think he'll be a top 10 prospect by season's end?
(Albert from Ridgewood)
I was actually having this exact conversation with Ben, Craig and Mau randomly a few weeks ago. I think he is very close to a top-10 prospect, but not quite there. Also, that sells him short in the upside department. He could hit .280-plus at peak, with that power to boot, if it really clicks. (Bret Sayre)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Nick Williams' start to the season? Heard recently that he claims that he should be able to go 30/30 this year. Have you heard anything about an improved approach? I know it's very early, but Scott Lucas' twitter was saying that Nomar Mazara has 3x as many balls in play than swinging strikes at 26:8. Nick Williams has 33 balls in play to 11 swinging strikes, so a 3:1 ratio. Last year, Williams had a .9 ratio. Like I said, still very early, but could this be a sign of something? Thanks a ton for all the work you do here CJ. Really awesome site that just keeps getting better.
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
I think we would see Nick Williams in Texas pretty soon if he continued this ratio. I really hope Nick Williams does go 30/30 this year. I'm pretty high on him as a player and despite the aggressive approach I still put a lot of stock in his bat. I had Williams timed in the 7 run range, from home to 1B, but he doesn't utilize his speed on the bases that well. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Nomar Mazara vs Rafael Devers, who would you rather. For fantasy purposes of course.
(Harold from The Studio)
Mazara by 3 Gallo home runs laid end to end. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some prospects that you are personally higher on than others? Who are some you're lower on than others too? Thanks Chris and welcome to BP.
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
Dang, the president is congratulating me. This truly is the greatest day!

I feel like I'm a lot higher on Austin Meadows than everyone else. I see a ton of plus tools, and I think he could win a batting title someday while playing a quality centerfield. That's pretty good, right?

Couple guys I'm lower on are Clint Frazier, Nomar Mazara and Matz. I say Matz because I can't recall if it's Stephen or Steven. Sorry, Matz. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on what you've seen from Nomar Mazara?
(DC80 from Oklahoma)
Stud. When I wasn't seeing him do crazy things people we're going out of their way to tell me about how good he is. This is the guy everyone was talking about. His swing got better, he got stronger, he must have dominated the offseason. This kid left my jaw on the floor. (Ryan Parker)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Other than maybe some different names at the back end, would there be any significant ranking differences between the BP 101 and your personal 101?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't really speak to that since the BP 101 isn't officially released yet. But, in general, some guys I'm higher on than other lists are: Tyler Glasnow, Reese McGuire, Aaron Judge, Manuel Margot, Brandon Drury, Nomar Mazara, ad Jorge Mateo. Guys I'm a bit lower on: Aaron Sanchez, Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Matt Olson, Hunter Harvey, Tyrone Taylor, Luis Severino, Brandon Nimmo. Hope that helps. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is Nomar Mazara a stud or just a guy?
(Victor from Dumfries)
Closer to stud. I'm not as high on him as, say, Craig Goldstein is, but he's a no-doubt first-division starter and a No. 2/3 fantasy OF for me if it all clicks. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mark, what are your thoughts on Ryan McMahon and Nomar Mazara heading into 2015 & beyond? Think both can become role 6 type players?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Everything would have to break perfectly for McMahon to reach a role 6 profile, and I have trouble getting there when I see him or consider the package of skills and ability. I like McMahaon, but I think he ends up more of a solid regular than a standout player. I'm biting a little harder on Mazara, and I would be willing to say he has a reasonable chance to develop into a role 6 type.

Both players need to continue making strides in 2015, and I think Mazara is a little further ahead in terms of his feel for the game, giving him a slight leg up in the race for the big leagues. (Mark Anderson)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Same question I asked Nick: We know Kevin Goldstein loved second basemen who could hit, and Jason Parks had a collection of prospect markers that always caught his eye (Texans, Venezuelan shortstops, etc.). What archetypes do you especially favor?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
This is a really good question:

I'm a big one for players who make it look natural or easy, whether it a position player or pitcher. You'll probably notice that I tend to highlight things like "loose hands", "easy delivery", "effortless," and what-have-you in my reports. I definitely tend to favor those type of players and gravitate towards them.

Nomar Mazara is one who comes to mind as an example. When you watch him swing it is just so effortless and easy. It's tough really put into words, but the stroke just kind of looks like to be barely moving and then suddenly the ball explodes off the bat with such a distinct sound. It gets my attention. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)What type of year do you expect from Nomar Mazara at AA? Can he force a call up to Texas? Does his power play in MLB immediately? Or will he struggle to make consistent contact?
(Rob from CA)
I see it overall having the potential to be a successful one, but would expect things to be uneven at times. All the talent and potential are there for Mazara to develop into a good one down the line. The thing right now that I will look for is how well (and quickly) he can adjust at Double-A the second and third time through. Pitchers are likely going to figure out that Mazara can be overly aggressive. If he shows he can mitigate that aspect and is trending towards settling things down a bit, then I see can see him making even more waves this coming season.

We're probably a year early on talking major-leagues. The power, in my opinion, is more likely to crest over the course of his early career as he finds his footing. He's not a home run hitter and is more of a player that is going to hit home runs because he makes consistent hard contract, with natural loft in the swing. So, yes, I do think there will be some lead time on consistently making contact at the highest level, but things at peak can be very, very big. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)Rank Lewis Brinson, Nomar Mazara, and Nick Williams for who is the most fun to watch play ball.
(Reverseman from dallas)
I haven't personally seen Lewis Brinson, but of Nomar Mazara and Nick Williams, I prefer watching Mazara. It really depends on what you like watching. Do you like fast guys who swing really hard? Then you'll like Williams. Do you like a more-mature approaches at the plate? Maz is your dude. (Kate Morrison)
2015-01-08 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jeff, what are your thoughts on Ryan McMahon and Nomar Mazara heading into 2015 & beyond? Think both can become role 6 type players?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Another great question for the prospect guys, but I will say that I'm really high on Mazara. I already yelled at Tucker Blair for picking him up in our dynasty league before I could. (Jeff Long)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)I play in a dynasty league with no floor or ceiling on number of minor leaguers rostered - it's up to each owner's discretion. I have a contender - how do you decide between lower ceiling MLB guys and higher upside guys that may be years away? For example, Rubby de la Rosa versus Raimel Tapia? Matt Shoemaker versus Nomar Mazara?
(JoJo from SD)
Tapia and Mazara are guys I'd definitely own but part of it depends on league depth. I'd have to assume you have worse guys than those two to drop, but if you don't, then I'd have to assume that the league is fairly shallow. If that's the case, you don't need to own RDLR, and Shoemaker is more borderline, though I'd make an effort to keep him. This is a great type of question for The Bat Signal, where you can drop your whole roster/league parameters and we can get a better sense of the situation. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Craig, what are your thoughts on Ryan McMahon and Nomar Mazara heading into 2015 & beyond? Think both can become role 6 type players?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I think they can both do that yes, but I'll stop short of saying they will. I like Mazara more than McMahon, though I think both could raise their prospect stock throughout 2015. Mazara merely has to survive to prove his worth in Double-A at his age, really. Without saying it's likely for either player, I like Mazara's odds a little better, though both rank among my personal favorites in the game. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Nomar Mazara be? Top 15 prospect by season's end?
(Nick from LA)
That's certainly possible. I love Mazara's offensive potential. I love how natural and fluid he is with his stroke. The big tell is going to be how he adjusts once the book gets out a bit in Double-A and he sees more secondary stuff. That adjustment is probably going to be the difference between being in the Top 20 conversation versus regressing a little bit. (Top 101 Chat)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)While I do not deny the awesome power of all things #DIESEL, I do wish we could have a little more #rig and #sparkle sprinkled in... After all, is baseball not for #lovers? That being said, who would be your top 3 or top 5 players based purely on #DIESEL.
(nzach54 from Los Feliz, CA)
In no particular order: Byron Buxton, Hunter Harvey, Nomar Mazara, Francisco Mejia, and Blake Swihart. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mark, what would your order be of these prospects if you had them in your farm? Alexander Reyes, Nomar Mazara, Leonardo Molina, Jairo Labourt, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Mazara, Reyes, McMahon, Molina, Labourt. (Mark Anderson)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who ya got: Manny Margot v Nomar Mazara?
(Jake from Houston)
Mazara every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

I still love Margot but Mazara is ahead for me. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you love, like-like, or just like Nomar Mazara? What about Ryan Cordell?
(MonkeyEpoxy from Amarillo)
LOVE and that may be an understatement. Mazara oozes talent. I sat on a series last season when he was in Hickory. He plays with such confidence and the barrel skills are there. The raw power showed in BP and in-game, along with him making good reads and throws from the outfield. The promotion to AA at age 19 didn't surprised me a bit. Although, it did sadden me since I missed him coming to Myrtle Beach. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks C.J. Could you rank these prospects in terms of ceiling: Nomar Mazara, Franklin Barreto, and Manuel Margot.
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
In the order you have them, in my opinion. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CJ. A Rangers fan here. Really enjoyed your report about Gallo earlier this year. I think you noticed his change before a lot of people did. My question is about Mazara: Is there any report for Rangers prospect Nomar Mazara in AA? He still looks comfortable there as a 19 yo. Also, has anyone seem him earlier and late this year and known what adjustment he made to break out? It doesn't seem to be a hot/cold thing.
(Alvin from Chicago, IL)
Thank you, I like to think I was on Gallo early. I don't think we have anyone in that area but I know that when I saw him last season it was small tweaks in approach and minor adjustments in "the game within the game". He would get down on himself so easily and lose focus for the duration of the game. But that is common for a young prospect. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give me two prospects that wouldn't be in a top 20 right now, but will be this time next year.
(Chuck from a deep-ass league)
Nomar Mazara, Hunter Harvey. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Nomar Mazara have All-Star potential with the bat or is that being too optimistic?
(Mike from TX)
i believe he does. Plus in both aspects of hit and power. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you concerned at all about Nomar Mazara's struggles vs LHP the last couple years?
(John from Fort Worth)
It is a concern but he has shown the ability to adjust. I don't think he will get torn apart at the bigs but it may take him a while to be consistent. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the upside for Nomar Mazara? Higher than Lewis Brinson or Dalton Pompey?
(Matt from Bluegrass State)
I am not high on Pompey. I think he's a second division type. Just not that impressed with the hit tool.

Brinson has a high ceiling and low floor, so I think Mazara fits somewhere in between them for upside. I am pissed that Mazara skipped High-A, as I won't be able to see him with Myrtle Beach now. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Craig, what's your thoughts on Ryan McMahon & Nomar Mazara this season and going forward? You think they will land somewhere in your Top-100 maybe 50 for 2015?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
They're two of "my guys." I think Mazara getting pushed to Double-A really helps him, as it pushes his timetable up if he can even hold his own while there. I do think both are back of the top 100 talents for fantasy, though I'd hesitate to say either are top 50 guys just yet. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben whats your thoughts on Nomar Mazara? Do you see him moving into the Fantasy Prospects Top 100 in 2015?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
He could, sure. Performing pretty well as a 19-year-old in Single-A and he's another Texas tool shed. Craig loves him, though, which is a red flag. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Recognizing they weren't candidates for this list, how are Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman progressing?
(Rob from Alaska)
Mazara is climbing quickly; likely to be a top 101 this off-season. Very good hitter that is likely to explode in the next few seasons. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Nomar Mazara and Gabriel Guerrero? Do both emerge as top 101 prospects by the end of the year?
(ahs430 from Anaheim, CA)
I don't have any thoughts on them, sorry. The minors are not my strongest suit. I end up watching a lot of in the offseason to catch up on young arms, but otherwise, I'm pretty firmly focused on watching MLB. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What future do you see for Nomar Mazara?
(Daff from Sheffield, UK)
1st-division RF at the major league level, with the ability to hit for both average and power with a plus arm. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Can you rank Ron Guzman, Tim Anderson, Frenchy Cordero, and Nomar Mazara in Dynasty League
(Silverback38 from VA)
Mazara, Guzman, Cordero, Anderson. I know Bret loves Tim - as does Parks - and you should probably weight their assessments over mine, but I think there's potential for the hit tool to sink Anderson. I love Mazara and I think he might be the best of that Hickory/Myrtle group of prospects, outside of Alfaro. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your favorite bat in the big swinging (and oft missing) Hickory lineup?
(Gary from Long Beach)
I loved watching the Hickory team. I really liked Nomar Mazara at the plate. Joey Gallo hit a homerun that made an impession on my mind, and I really still believe in Lewis Brinson. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is Nomar Mazara's ceiling? 30+hr with 240avg? or can he get closer to 270?
(Bored from at work)
I think Mazara is a ~.260 hitter with roughly 25 HR annually. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do Ronald Guzman and Nomar Mazara appear to be living up to their international hype? Are they Top 100 types by the end of the season?
(jaymoff from Salem)
Probably not top 100 types this year, but they have the potential to be down the line. Living up to the hype so far, for me. (Jason Cole)

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