Mazara, a top prospect of the Texas Rangers, was called up to the bigs when an injury landed starting outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the disabled list. Fantasy baseball owners, remember this name.
He didn’t waste any time showing the power that he possesses, planting one in the bleacher seats for a nice welcome to the 2016 season.
Mazara has a quick bat and uses that to his advantage to make solid contact. Last season in the Minors he hit 14 home runs, had 69 RBIs, and a .296 batting average in 558 at-bats.
Although only a sample size of two games, Mazara has five hits in eight official at-bats (one being the home run), driven in two, and struck out only once. The one strikeout may not seem like a big deal because he has only nine plate appearances, but Joey Gallo followed his big first game up with a stinker and struck out three times. Obviously Mazara’s sample size is small, but the youth movement in baseball offers enough reason to add one of the game’s most talented youngsters.
It will probably be hard to find Mazara available for free by now, but if he is don’t waste time adding him as he should be a nice addition for deeper fantasy leagues.