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Nomar Mazara is A.L. Rookie of the Month. Again.

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For the second month in a row, Nomar Mazara has been named the Rookie of the Month in the A.L.

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Nomar Mazara has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for the month of May, the second month in a row that Mazara has received that honor.  Mazara put up a .283/.319/.491 slash line in the month of May, including 7 home runs, and is currently sporting a .299/.344/.471 slash line in 192 plate appearances this year over 45 games.

The 21 year old Mazara, who was called up in the first week of the season to fill in for the injured Shin-Soo Choo (and who likely isn't being sent back down, despite the fact sending Mazara back down for a couple of weeks would bump his eligibility for free agency to after the 2022 season until after the 2021 season), is not only the favorite for A.L. Rookie of the Year honors right now, he's also showing up on the betting boards for MVP honors.  The most recent Bovada odds have Mazara at 18:1 to win the MVP, and while I think that's probably overstating his case, it is nonetheless impressive that he's even being mentioned in such terms.

As far as ROY contention goes, Mazara's 1.1 bWAR has him at the top of the A.L., tied with Michael Fulmer of the Detroit Tigers.  Chris Devenski and Tyler Wilson are at 0.8 bWAR, while Joe Biagini, Dae-ho Lee, Hyun Soo Kim and Whit Merrfield are all at 0.7 bWAR (though Merrifield and Kim have put up their numbers in very limited playing time).