Nomar Shamir (Jiminian) Mazara…participated in the Rangers' 2019 winter mini-camp and Fan Fest…was a member of the 2010 Dominican Republic squad that won the Junior Division (14-15) championship in the RBI World Series in Jupiter, FL, along with current Ranger Ronald Guzmán…father is a retired general in the Dominican Navy…signed by Rodolfo Rosario and Mike Daly.
Despite time missed with a thumb injury that hampered him over the season's final 2 1/2 months, still matched career high with 20 HR and posted 2nd-best RBI (77) and 2B (25) totals of his brief career…Mazara is one of 21 MLB players (10 in A.L.) with 20+ HR, 25+ 2B, and 75+ RBI in each of the last 2 seasons.
On the DL, 7/17-8/15 with right thumb sprain…was examined by hand specialist Dr. Thomas DiLiberti after the season, who determined that
surgery was not necessary at that time…sustained the injury during the club's series in Baltimore prior to the All-Star break…had 6-G rehab assignment with Round Rock & Frisco, 8/9-15, going 6-for-20 (.300) with 2 RBI.
HOME RUNS / RBI:
Hit 20 HR in 2018 to tie a career high, becoming the 1st player in ML history to hit exactly 20 HR in each of his 1st 3 ML seasons (baseball-reference.com)…joined Juan Gonzalez (1991-93) and Ruben Sierra (1987-89) as the only players in Texas history with 3 seasons of 20+ HR before their age-24 season (age as of 6/30)…he hit 7 HR off LHP in 2018, T2nd-most in the A.L. by a LHB and 5 more than his previous 2 seasons combined… hit home runs in a career-best 4 consecutive games, 5/1-4/18, longest streak by a Ranger since Mike Napoli went deep in 4 straight from 7/1-4/17…had 4 HR in 3 G from 8/31-9/2/18 vs. MIN, most by Ranger in 3-G series since Mike Napoli
(4, 9/26-28/11 at LAA)…ended the campaign with 22-G HR drought, 2nd-longest of his career (27 G, 6/20-7/22/16)… posted 1st career multi-HR game on 5/9/18 vs. DET, hitting a game-tying long ball in the 7th and 1st ML walk-off HR in the 10th… recorded 2nd career multihomer effort on 9/2/18 vs. MIN.
In his 1st full season, Mazara ranked among the club leaders in RBI (1st, 101), doubles (2nd, 30), hits (3rd, 142), walks (3rd, 55), and HR (T5th, 20)…had 141 starts in RF (86), LF (43), and DH (13)…made 7 starts as DH in September, when he was slowed by tightness in his left quad…career-high 8 OF assists, 2nd-most on the club (DeShields-9)…started 96 of 141 games in the 3rd spot in the order, but also made starts batting 2nd (3), 4th (12), 5th (24), 6th (2), 7th (1), and 8th (4)…had a .785 OPS vs. RHP and a .603 figure vs. lefties…hit .298/.368/.482/.851 at Globe Life Park and .206/.276/.360/.636 on the road…was named A.L. Player of the Week for April 2-9... batted .352/.397/.630/1.026 over his 1st 13 G followed by a .132/.211/.191/.402 slash line in his next 19 G through 5/9… hit .372/.443/.564/1.007 in next 25 G to raise season average to .292…beg. 6/11, batted .137/.244/.308/.552 over a 33 G stretch through 7/24 to drop season average to .237…batted .276/.332/.443/.775 over final 58 G.
HR/RBI // Ranked T9th in the A.L. with a team-best 101 RBI…became just the 5th Ranger with a 100-RBI season since 2007, joining Adrian Beltre (3x), Josh Hamilton (3x), Michael Young (once), and Vladimir Guerrero (once)…also ranked 8th in A.L. with 5.5 AB/RBI…had fewest hits (140) and runs (64) ever by a Ranger in a 100-RBI campaign…posted career-high 6 RBI on 4/7 vs. OAK, part of his season-opening span in which he became just the 3rd player in Rangers history with 17+ RBI thru 14 team games, joining a pair of TEX teammates in 1998: Juan Gonzalez (18) and Lee Stevens (17)…his 5 RBI on 8/17 vs. CWS marked 2nd-highest total of his career, becoming just the 3rd player in WAS/TEX franchise history with at least 2 games of 5+ RBI in a sophomore season (also Mark Teixeira in 2004 and Josh Hamilton in 2008 - credit Elias Sports Bureau)…hit 30th career HR on 6/20 vs. TOR at age 22.055, 3rd-youngest in Texas history to reach 30 HR (Sierra-21.286 in 1987; Gonzalez-21.312 in 1991)…belted 1st career grand slam on 4/7 vs. OAK.
Played in 3 games at Round Rock (AAA) to open the year before 4/10 recall by the Rangers with injury to Shin-Soo Choo…remained with club for duration of the season…started 97 games in right field and 33 in left…tied for 3rd on team in triples (3) and ranked 5th in hits (137), total bases (216), HR (20), RBI (64), and runs (59)…tied for 5th in the A.L. with 7 sac flies, matching team best…topped all A.L. rookies in hits, total bases, runs, homers (tied), and RBI and was 2nd in walks (38)… placed among Rangers all-time single-season rookie leaders in slugging (3rd, .419), hits (T3rd), homers (4th), batting average (5th, .266), OBP (6th, .320), at bats (6th, 516), RBI (T6th), and games (T8th, 145).
Selected as Rangers Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year after combining to hit career-high .296 (145-490) with 26 2B, 2 3B, 14 HR, and 69 RBI in 131 games for Frisco (Class AA) and Round Rock (Class AAA)…after the season, rated as the No. 12 prospect in the Texas League by Baseball America… spent bulk of season with Frisco before promotion to Round Rock on Aug. 18…totaled 77 starts in right field and 33 in left, posting a .966 (8 E/232 TC) fielding pct. in the outfield with 16 assists…had 13 OF assists in the Texas League, second-most to San Antonio's Hunter Renfroe (14)…combined to bat .314 (38-121) with RISP…for the season, hit .312 (119-381) against right-handed pitching and .239 (26-109) vs. lefties…only month in which average was below .282 was June (.272), a month in which he posted season highs with 7 HR and 21 RBI…his .284 avg. with Frisco ranked 12th among TL qualifiers…ranked second on Frisco club in doubles (22), RBI (56), BB (47), and HR (tied-13)…was TL Batter of Week for June 8-15: .435 (10-23), 3 HR, 2B, 3B, 12 RBI in 7 G…season-high 4 RBI in that span on June 12 vs. San Antonio…selected a midseason Texas League All-Star and went 0-for-2 as PH-LF on June 30 in Corpus Christi… played in Futures Game on July 12 in Cincinnati, going 2-for-3 for World squad…hit .358/.409/.444/.854 (29-81) in 20 G with Round Rock after August promotion, his first Class AAA action… ranked among PCL's best in hits (tied for sixth) and average (11th) following his promotion…played all eight games for Express in PCL postseason, batting .276 (8-29) with a HR, 2 RBI, and team-high 5 BB.
Had a .271 (131-483) average with 28 2B, 22 HR, and 89 RBI in 130 games between Hickory (Low-A) and Frisco…had the 2nd most RBI and 4th most HR among Rangers' minor leaguers…at age 19 was one of just 2 teenagers in the minor leagues to hit 20+ home runs, joining Hickory's Travis Demeritte…was named to Baseball America's Low Class A all-star team…batted just .211 over 1st 39 games for Hickory before posting a .295 mark with 15 doubles, 16 home runs, and 60 RBI over final 67 games… was named the Rangers minor league player on the month for July, leading the South Atlantic League in HR (9) and BB (18)…was promoted to Frisco on 8/4 and finished the season as the youngest player in the Texas League…earned TL player of the week honors for 8/11-17, batting .364 (8-22) with 4 2B, 2 HR, and 6 RBI…hit .294 (10-34) with a HR and 6 RBI in 15 games with Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Led Hickory in games (126) and was among the team leaders in doubles (2nd, 23) and RBI (3rd, 62) in 1st full professional season…led the Crawdads in games played (126)…tabbed the 15th-best prospect in the SAL by Baseball America…hit .175 over his 1st 31 G, then had a .301 average over next 45 contests to raise mark to season-high .248…hit just .219 the rest of the way.
Tied for 2nd in the Arizona League in walks (37) for Arizona Rangers (Rookie)…batted .306 over season's final 29 games…compiled a 31-game on-base streak from 7/2- 8/10, season's longest in the AZL.
Did not see official action after signing 1st professional contract on 7/2.