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Scott Kazmir

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

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2-0

ERA

1.40

WHIP

0.78

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19

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 be...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Triceps
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 1/24/1984
BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Scott Kazmir Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract with the A's in December of 2013.

April 14, 2014  –  Scott Kazmir News

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Kazmir indicated Monday that he "feels great" and anticipates making his next start, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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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 3 3 0 19.3 11 3 0 19 4 2 0 0 0 0 1.40 0.78
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Scott Kazmir
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 15 0 79.8 83 38 10 81 24 5 4 0 0 0 4.28 1.34
Career  (View All) MAJ   212 211 1 1,199.3 1141 548 133 1174 524 78 70 0 4.11 1.39

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Scott Kazmir Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 13 @Sea 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.40 0.78
Apr. 7 @Min 6.0 6 3 3 0 4 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.03 0.98
Apr. 2 Cle 7.3 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.41
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 8 3 3 0 4 14 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
19.3 11 3 3 0 4 19 0 2 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.40 0.78
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
19.3 11 3 3 0 4 19 0 2 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.40 0.78

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Scott Kazmir Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201317543638703.226
201140132001.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20134971194112427316.275
201110012001.286

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201374.7720841793.861.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201383.33707830104.211.33
20111.700002127.004.20
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 3 3 19.3 8.84 1.86 4.75 0.00 1.47 80% 91.2 MPH 1.40 1.86 .236
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Scott Kazmir
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 15 79.8 9.13 2.71 3.38 1.13 71.1% 4.28 3.70 .336
Career MAJ   212 211 1,199.3 8.81 3.93 2.24 1.00 72.9% 4.11 4.04 .313

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2014 Stat Review for Scott Kazmir    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.75 K/BB
ELITE
8.84 K/9
GREAT
1.86 BB/9
GREAT
91.2 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.47 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.40 ERA
ELITE
0.78 WHIP
ELITE
1.86 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.236 BABIP
LOW
80.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Scott Kazmir (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Teixeira NY-A 17 9 1 6 8 3 0 .529 .941 1.571
Dustin Pedroia BOS 35 18 1 3 9 2 0 .514 .800 1.414
Rajai Davis DET 15 7 1 6 0 5 0 .467 .933 1.400
Paul Konerko CHI-A 27 13 2 6 3 4 2 .481 .815 1.363
Jhonny Peralta STL 19 8 2 5 2 5 0 .421 .895 1.349
Victor Martinez DET 20 10 1 4 2 2 0 .500 .800 1.345
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 18 7 3 5 0 1 0 .389 .889 1.278
Nick Markakis BAL 24 10 2 7 3 5 0 .417 .667 1.148
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 19 6 1 4 2 3 0 .316 .684 1.065
Melky Cabrera TOR 22 9 1 3 0 5 2 .409 .636 1.045

Best Matchups for Scott Kazmir (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Molina TB 13 2 0 0 2 4 0 .154 .231 .497
Austin Jackson DET 14 3 0 0 1 8 1 .214 .214 .481
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 29 4 0 0 7 8 2 .138 .172 .478
Nick Swisher CLE 35 5 1 2 3 7 0 .143 .229 .439
Brian Dozier MIN 18 2 1 1 1 3 1 .111 .278 .436
Jason Giambi CLE 20 3 0 3 3 8 0 .150 .150 .411
Kurt Suzuki MIN 25 3 0 3 2 4 0 .120 .160 .367
David Murphy CLE 14 2 0 0 1 3 0 .143 .143 .343
Willie Bloomquist SEA 19 2 0 0 0 3 0 .105 .105 .255
Gerald Laird ATL 19 1 0 0 0 8 0 .053 .105 .158

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

Kazmir left Sunday's game after six innings with triceps tightness, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Kazmir left Sunday's start against the Mariners after six innings (and only 82 pitches) after a discussion with manager Bob Melvin and a trainer in the dugout.

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Kazmir earned the win Monday by limiting the Twins to three runs in six innings.

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Kazmir was magnificent in Wednesday's game against the Indians, throwing seven scoreless innings while allowing only three hits.

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Kazmir's scheduled start Tuesday was rained out.

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Kazmir threw 5.1 scoreless innings in Thursday's exhibition game against the Giants, allowing two hits while striking out five.

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Kazmir made his first start since being skipped for triceps soreness Saturday. He allowed three runs in 4.1 innings, striking out five.

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Kazmir's (triceps) 35-pitch bullpen session "went great" and he is slated to start on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Kazmir (triceps) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, and is scheduled to start on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Kazmir (triceps) will not pitch Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Kazmir has been scratched from his scheduled start Monday due to left triceps stiffness.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.