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Scott Kazmir

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2015 Stats

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4-5

ERA

2.79

WHIP

1.20

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85

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 comebac...

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2015 ADP:  237.65

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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.

June 27, 2015  –  Scott Kazmir News

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Kazmir allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings Saturday. He struck out six and took the loss.

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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 15 15 0 90.3 75 28 7 85 33 4 5 0 0 0 2.79 1.20
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3-Year Averages     30 30 0 174.2 166 73 17 163 48 12 9 0 0 0 3.77 1.23
Career  (View All)     256 255 1 1,460.7 1,376 648 156 1,404 603 95 84 0 3.99 1.35

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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
Jun. 27 KC 7.0 7 3 3 0 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.79 1.20
Jun. 21 LAA 7.3 6 1 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.70 1.20
Jun. 16 @SD 5.0 5 3 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.20
Jun. 11 Tex 8.0 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.79 1.20
Jun. 5 @Bos 4.7 9 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.14 1.30
May. 27 Det 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.93 1.23
May. 22 @TB 5.7 8 3 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.09 1.25
May. 17 CWS 4.3 7 5 3 0 3 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.08 1.17
May. 11 Bos 6.0 4 2 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.78 1.06
May. 6 @Min 6.0 7 6 6 2 2 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.75 1.02
May. 1 @Tex 6.0 6 3 3 2 1 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.62 0.93
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
19.3 18 7 6 1 5 18 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.79 1.19
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
35.0 28 11 9 1 11 32 0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 2.31 1.11
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
63.0 60 30 25 6 24 55 1 1 0 2-5 0 0 0 3.57 1.33

Scott Kazmir Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20159215420502.230
2014192421348702.273
201317543638703.226

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015282702955825.224
20145851223712328114.227
20134971194112427316.275

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201549.7320482101.631.05
2014102.0840822273.621.16
201374.7720841793.861.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201540.7130371274.201.38
201488.3750822893.461.17
201383.33707830104.211.33
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 15 15 90.3 8.47 3.29 2.58 0.70 1.57 79.2% 91.5 MPH 2.79 3.49 .286
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.8 7.98 2.85 2.81 1.07 72.5% 3.89 3.91 .299
Rest Of Season     0 16 93.8 7.98 2.86 2.80 0.99 72% 3.89 3.81 .301
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3-Year Averages     30 30 174.2 8.42 2.48 3.40 0.88 71.6% 3.77 3.42 .312
Career     256 255 1,460.7 8.65 3.72 2.33 0.96 73% 3.99 3.95 .310

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2015 Stat Review for Scott Kazmir    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.58 K/BB
WEAK
8.47 K/9
GOOD
3.29 BB/9
POOR
91.5 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.57 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.79 ERA
GREAT
1.20 WHIP
GOOD
3.49 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
79.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Kazmir allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out six over 7.1 innings in a 3-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday.

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Kazmir allowed two earned runs with six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

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Kazmir (3-4) allowed only a single and two walks while striking out six over eight shutout innings in Thursday's 7-0 rout of the Rangers.

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Kazmir allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits, walking one and striking out four over 4.2 innings of a 4-2 loss to Boston on Friday night.

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Kazmir (shoulder) will start Friday's game in Boston, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Kazmir (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session without pain Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Kazmir (shoulder) will start throwing again Saturday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Kazmir (shoulder) may only miss one start, as an MRI did not reveal any structural damage, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Kazmir (shoulder) underwent an MRI Wednesday, but his status did not become any clearer, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Kazmir left Wednesday's game with left shoulder tightness after only three innings, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.