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MLB: Ranking The Potential AL Rookie Of The Year Candidates

2. Nomar Mazara

Current 2016 stats: .282, 12 HR, 40 RBI (93 GP)

Projected: .282, 19 HR, 64 RBI (148 GP)

Mazara has burst upon the scene with the first-place Rangers and will edge any other position player based on sample size and sheer hype. The 21-year-old has been a pivotal piece to a Texas team desperately trying to remain relevant in the American League.

If this year serves as a stepping stone for what the right fielder eventually becomes, he will be a prominent star for a substantial period of time. Let’s just say he has drawn the attention of many throughout the game.

 Current AL ROY