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Scott Kazmir

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

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Since his resurrection as a big league pitcher, the one thing that Kazmir has done consistently is walk fewer than 3.0 batters per nine innings, but he blew past that mark in 2016 to post his highest ...

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2017 ADP:  408

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hip     EST. RETURN:  5/15/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 1/24/1984
BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Scott Kazmir Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract with the Dodgers in December of 2015.

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Kazmir (hip) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

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Scott Kazmir Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 20 A ST. 11 11 0 50.0 49 19 3 51 22 1 2 0 3.42 1.42
2004 20 AA BIN 4 4 0 26.0 16 5 0 29 9 2 1 0 1.73 0.96
2004 20 AA MON 4 4 0 25.0 14 4 0 24 11 1 2 0 1.44 1.00
2005 21 MAJ TAM 32 32 0 186.0 172 78 12 174 100 10 9 0 3.77 1.46
2006 22 MAJ TAM 24 24 1 144.7 132 52 15 163 52 10 8 0 3.24 1.27
2007 23 MAJ TAM 34 34 0 206.7 196 80 18 239 89 13 9 0 3.48 1.38
2008 24 A VER 2 2 0 7.2 8 4 2 7 0 0 1 0 4.70 1.11
2008 24 AAA DUR 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2008 24 MAJ TAM 27 27 0 152.3 123 59 23 166 70 12 8 0 3.49 1.27
2009 25 A CHA 1 1 0 4.7 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.86
2009 25 AAA DUR 1 1 0 6.0 5 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 1.50 0.83
2009 25 MAJ LAA 6 6 0 36.3 28 7 1 26 10 2 2 0 1.73 1.05
2009 25 MAJ TAM 20 20 0 111.0 121 73 15 91 50 8 7 0 5.92 1.54
2009  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ LAA/TAM 26 26 0 147.3 149 80 16 117 60 10 9 0 4.89 1.42
2010 26 A+ RAN 1 1 0 6.1 8 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26 1.31
2010 26 MAJ LAA 28 28 0 150.0 158 99 25 93 79 9 15 0 0 0 5.94 1.58
2011 27 AAA SAL 5 5 0 15.1 22 29 0 14 20 0 5 0 0 0 17.02 2.78
2011 27 MAJ LAA 1 1 0 1.7 5 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 27.00 4.20
2013 29 AAA COL 1 1 0 5.0 5 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 29 MAJ CLE 29 29 0 158.0 162 71 19 162 47 10 9 0 0 0 4.04 1.32
2014 30 MAJ OAK 32 32 0 190.3 171 75 16 164 50 15 9 0 0 0 3.55 1.16
2015 31 MAJ OAK 18 18 0 109.7 84 29 7 101 35 5 5 0 0 0 2.38 1.09
2015 31 MAJ HOU 13 13 0 73.3 78 34 13 54 24 2 6 0 0 0 4.17 1.39
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ OAK/HOU 31 31 0 183.0 162 63 20 155 59 7 11 0 0 0 3.10 1.21
2016 32 MAJ LAD 26 26 0 136.3 133 69 21 134 52 10 6 0 0 0 4.56 1.36
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3-Year Averages     29 29 0 169.9 155 69 19 151 53 10 8 0 0 0 3.66 1.22
Career  (View All)     298 297 1 1,689.7 1,596 752 190 1,608 681 108 96 0 4.01 1.35

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Scott Kazmir Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Last 30 Games (Team)
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Scott Kazmir Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016159271232414.224
2015189258491207.278

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20164311074010125117.264
20155741305111316313.222

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201673.3460812694.051.40
201596.7540873542.611.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201663.06005326125.141.30
201586.32706824163.651.25
Scott Kazmir Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 20 A ST. 11 11 50.0 9.18 3.96 2.32 0.54 76.5% 3.42 3.26 .338
2004 20 AA BIN 4 4 26.0 10.04 3.12 3.22 0.00 80% 1.73 2.35 .265
2004 20 AA MON 4 4 25.0 8.64 3.96 2.18 0.00 84% 1.44 2.72 .231
2005 21 MAJ TAM 32 32 186.0 8.42 4.84 1.74 0.58 74.6% 3.77 3.83 .313
2006 22 MAJ TAM 24 24 144.7 10.14 3.24 3.13 0.93 0.88 78.1% 3.24 3.41 .323
2007 23 MAJ TAM 34 34 206.7 10.41 3.88 2.69 0.78 0.92 76.8% 3.48 3.35 .341
2008 24 A VER 2 2 7.2 8.75 0.00 0.00 2.50 66.7% 4.70 4.87 .311
2008 24 AAA DUR 1 1 5.0 5.40 1.80 3.00 1.80 100% 1.80 5.20 .153
2008 24 MAJ TAM 27 27 152.3 9.81 4.14 2.37 1.36 0.59 78.8% 91.7 MPH 3.49 4.41 .275
2009 25 A CHA 1 1 4.7 9.64 1.93 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .269
2009 25 AAA DUR 1 1 6.0 7.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 80% 1.50 1.53 .296
2009 25 MAJ LAA 6 6 36.3 6.44 2.48 2.60 0.25 0.70 83.8% 91.1 MPH 1.73 2.98 .261
2009 25 MAJ TAM 20 20 111.0 7.38 4.05 1.82 1.22 0.70 62.8% 91.1 MPH 5.92 4.71 .323
2009  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ LAA/TAM 26 26 147.3 7.15 3.67 1.95 0.98 0.70 66.8% 91.1 MPH 4.89 4.29 .308
2010 26 A+ RAN 1 1 6.1 8.85 0.00 0.00 0.00 62.5% 4.26 1.23 .417
2010 26 MAJ LAA 28 28 150.0 5.58 4.74 1.18 1.50 0.97 65.1% 90.6 MPH 5.94 5.95 .287
2011 27 AAA SAL 5 5 15.1 8.34 11.92 0.70 0.00 31% 17.02 6.51 .435
2011 27 MAJ LAA 1 1 1.7 0.00 10.80 0.00 5.40 0.50 33.3% 86.5 MPH 27.00 18.20 .460
2013 29 AAA COL 1 1 5.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2013 29 MAJ CLE 29 29 158.0 9.23 2.68 3.45 1.08 1.16 72.6% 92.5 MPH 4.04 3.66 .335
2014 30 MAJ OAK 32 32 190.3 7.75 2.36 3.28 0.76 1.36 71.2% 91.0 MPH 3.55 3.42 .294
2015 31 MAJ OAK 18 18 109.7 8.29 2.87 2.89 0.57 1.58 80.4% 91.3 MPH 2.38 3.23 .270
2015 31 MAJ HOU 13 13 73.3 6.63 2.95 2.25 1.60 1.03 76.4% 91.3 MPH 4.17 5.26 .298
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ OAK/HOU 31 31 183.0 7.62 2.90 2.63 0.98 1.30 78.6% 91.3 MPH 3.10 3.93 .282
2016 32 MAJ LAD 26 26 136.3 8.85 3.43 2.58 1.39 1.25 70.7% 91.4 MPH 4.56 4.53 .309
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 21 118.4 6.56 3.36 1.95 1.47 68.2% 4.79 4.99 .273
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3-Year Averages     29 29 169.9 8.00 2.81 2.85 1.01 73.5% 3.66 3.81 .293
Career     298 297 1,689.7 8.57 3.63 2.36 1.01 73.1% 4.01 4.01 .308

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Scott Kazmir Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 109.7 0 10 0 0 66 -1 110 0
2015 P 73.3 -2 8 -2 0 31 0 73 -2
2016 P 136.3 2 10 2 0 73 3 136 2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
2015 P 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

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Scott Kazmir: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kazmir (hip) felt tightness during a throwing session Thursday and was forced to cut it short, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kazmir (hip) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

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Kazmir (hip) will begin the season on the disabled list, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kazmir (hip) is not likely to open the season with the Dodgers, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kazmir (hip) is slated to start Sunday's Cactus League game against the Rangers, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kazmir (hip) is expected to start in a Cactus League game in the near future, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

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Kazmir (hip) has struggled to add velocity to his fastball in recent workouts, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Kazmir (hip) threw five simulated innings Thursday and felt "better" following the session, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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2016

A Houston native, Kazmir was acquired by the Astros via trade last July after a strong first half with the A's. The 32-year-old southpaw had a 2.38 ERA and 1.09 WHIP prior to the trade, but regressed mightily with Houston, going 2-6 with a 4.17 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 13 starts with the club. Despite his second-half struggles and durability concerns, Kazmir was able to land a three-year contract from the Dodgers in free agency. The NL West is tough, but Kazmir has held right-handed hitters to a sub-.230 average in each of the last two seasons, and the move to the National League after 11 seasons in the AL should prove beneficial for Kazmir overall. Keep in mind, however, that he's much more likely to toss 175-180 innings than to reach the 200-inning plateau.

2015

Kazmir was signed to a two-year, $22 million deal last offseason and he responded by winning 15 games with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. After being out of the major leagues, Kazmir's incredible comeback not only continued, but he improved upon his surprising 2013 success. His strikeout rate dropped from 9.2 K/9 to 7.8 last season, but he also lowered his hit and walk rates from 2013 which led to his big drop in WHIP. Kazmir stepped it up in big situations as he led the majors with an incredible .081 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs. The one downside to Kazmir's year were his struggles later in the season as he put up a 5.42 ERA after the All-Star break, perhaps tiring after throwing his most innings since 2007. Kazmir will be right in the middle of the A's rotation to begin 2015, and he should be quite successful as long as he can continue his new-found control since his return to baseball.

2014

Kazmir returned from a year away from professional baseball to become one of the best stories in the game in 2013, resurrecting a once-promising career and making 29 starts while showing flashes of being a highly effective big league starter again thanks to his continued ability to miss bats at a good clip (9.2 K/9). The new and improved version of Kazmir featured better control, as he carried the lowest walk rate of his career (2.7 BB/9) in his return to the mound. The Indians reaped the benefits of a low-risk gamble to the tune of a 2.5 fWAR pitcher, but the front office was unwilling to re-sign him during the offseason when a weak market for starters drove up the price. Kazmir signed with the A's in December, landing a two-year, $22 million deal and an opportunity to make half of his starts in a very pitcher-friendly environment in 2014. A bout of dead arm slowed Kazmir in August, but he was able to log 158 innings, his highest total since 2007. The durability concerns remain, but it's entirely possible that those concerns will enable the 30-year-old left-hander to be an undervalued rotisserie commodity again in 2014.

2011

Kazmir battled health and mechanical issues last season and saw his ERA rise for the fourth consecutive season. Once the possessor of a wicked slider, Kazmir was basically a fastball-changeup pitcher last season, which allowed batters to be patient and work deep into counts. As a result, Kazmir finished with just 150 innings pitched, and 79 walks in all. The Angels gave Kazmir a lot of chances last season because his contract was guaranteed for 2011, but don't expect them to be as patient this season if his struggles persist.

2010

Don't get too excited about Kazmir's late-season 1.73 ERA for the Angels. He didn't pitch any better, just caught lucky breaks by allowing one home run on the 77 flyballs he gave up in that time. He throws too many pitches and walks too many batters to be an impact pitcher, and his slight build is a constant worry - he's missed time in three of the last four seasons. He's even striking out fewer batters than in the past.

2009

Kazmir missed spring training and the first month of the season with an elbow strain, but he still finished in the top 10 in the league in strikeouts, and would have finished two runs out of the top 10 in ERA if he'd pitched enough innings to qualify. After a rough outing coming off the DL in his season debut, Kazmir went 8-4, 2.62 in 14 starts to earn an All-Star berth. However, his mechanics fell apart a bit after that, and he struggled (relatively speaking) in the second half and postseason. The Rays seem confident that a normal, injury-free spring should be enough to re-tool Kazmir, who'll lead the rotation along with James Shields again in 2009.

2008

After making some changes to his mechanics during the first half of the year, Kazmir finished strong (8-3, 2.39 in his last 15 starts with a 124:31 K:BB ratio over 94.1 innings, four double-digit strikeout games in his last seven outings) and wound up winning the AL strikeout title. More importantly, Kazmir stayed healthy enough to make 34 starts this season, and he proved he's arrived as one of the top-tier pitchers in baseball. The only issue here is how deep the Rays will let Kazmir pitch into games on a consistent basis.

2007

There's nothing to dislike about Kazmir's career development so far, except for the injury concerns that always follow 23-year-old lefties. Indeed, Kazmir was on the DL twice last year and was shut down six weeks early due to shoulder stiffness. While he's reportedly well on track for spring, his mechanics have always worried pitching analysts. With all that, Kazmir made the All-Star team last year and was among the league leaders in strikeouts and ERA until he went down in August. In addition, Kazmir reduced his walk rate by nearly a third last season from 4.8 walks per nine innings to 3.2 while still striking out more than ten banners per nine innings. He'll be in the top 20 of MLB starters, at worst.

2006

If there's just one legacy Lou Piniella leaves in Tampa Bay, it's that he resisted the urge to overwork Kazmir last season, even though, in many stretches, he was the Devil Rays' only effective starting pitcher. As it is, Kazmir averaged 103 pitches per start, fifth-highest in the league, but the Rays' insistence that Kazmir get an extra day or two of rest at any opportunity kept Kazmir on the mound all year. Kazmir and John Lackey were the only pitchers to finish in the top five in the AL in both strikeout rate and home run rate; he's not that far away from reaching the elite tier of big league pitchers. Worth a dozen Victor Zambranos, easy.

2005

Barring injury, the wunderkind will be part of Tampa Bay's starting rotation in 2005. He's never averaged less than one strikeout per inning at any pro level, including the bigs last year, but since he's still learning the ropes and Tampa Bay's defense may be down a bit in 2005, his ERA might not look very pretty this season. Still, he's one to watch.

2004

Kazmir is the Mets' top prospect and projects to be in the majors during the 2005 season, but could make a cameo appearance towards the end of the 2004 campaign if he rises rapidly through the team's farm system. The team's first-round pick in 2002, Kazmir has one of the best fastballs in the minor leagues, averaging 94-96 MPH and sometimes topping out in the high-90s. He also has an above-average 81-84 MPH slider that has good tilt and break. The Mets have babied Kazmir to date, never allowing him to go longer than seven innings or throw more than 75 pitches. Kazmir needs to work on his curveball, controlling the running game, and building his stamina but has the arm and stuff to be a future No. 1 starter in the majors.

2003

The Mets' first-round pick in 2002. Kazmir was considered a steal as the #15 overall pick by many observers, who thought that he dropped in the draft due to hiring Scott Boras as an agent and carrying high signing bonus demands. The Mets were able to sign him, and he started off well in Rookie League ball. Kazmir was drafted out of high school, so it'll likely be awhile before he's ready for the majors.