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Vin Mazzaro

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Mazzaro used a career-high 93.1 mph fastball and 52.2 percent ground-ball rate to craft a highly effective setup bullpen role in 2013. The 27-year-old righty vampired eight wins for the Bucs, compilin...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 9/27/1986   BORN: Hackensack, NJ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Vin Mazzaro Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Pirates in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 10, 2014  –  Vin Mazzaro News

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Vin Mazzaro 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
2006 19 A A 24 24 0 119.1 146 67 7 81 42 9 9 0 5.05 1.58
2007 20 A Sto 28 28 0 153.7 159 91 13 115 71 9 12 0 5.33 1.50
2008 21 AA MID 22 22 0 137.3 115 29 3 104 36 12 3 0 1.90 1.10
2008 21 AAA SAC 6 5 0 33.7 49 23 3 27 9 3 3 0 6.15 1.72
2009 22 AAA SAC 10 9 0 56.7 42 15 2 44 17 2 2 0 2.38 1.04
2009 22 MAJ OAK 17 17 0 91.3 120 54 12 59 39 4 9 0 5.32 1.74
2010 23 AAA Sac 7 6 0 37.1 35 13 2 38 17 3 1 0 0 0 3.13 1.40
2010 23 MAJ OAK 24 18 0 122.3 127 58 19 79 50 6 8 0 0 0 4.27 1.45
2011 24 AAA Oma 22 22 0 123.2 140 59 9 107 60 7 2 0 0 0 4.29 1.62
2011 24 MAJ KC 7 4 0 28.3 39 26 4 10 15 1 1 0 0 0 8.26 1.91
2012 25 AAA Oma 22 8 0 67.0 69 27 4 62 20 2 2 5 0 0 3.63 1.33
2012 25 MAJ KC 18 6 0 44.0 55 28 3 26 19 4 3 0 0 0 5.73 1.68
2013 26 AAA Ind 3 0 0 7.0 3 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
2013 26 MAJ PIT 57 0 0 73.7 68 23 3 46 21 8 2 1 2 6 2.81 1.21
2014 27 AAA Ind 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Vin Mazzaro
3-Year Averages MAJ   27 3 0 48.7 54 25 3 27 18 4 2 0 0 2 4.62 1.48
Career  (View All) MAJ   123 45 0 359.7 409 189 41 220 144 23 23 1 4.73 1.54

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Vin Mazzaro Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013132221324820.211
201288111323402.329
20116531119304.388

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201317224844003.272
201211015632201.311
2011667420700.333

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201339.341022801.831.04
201217.0110101028.471.82
20117.301054224.553.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201334.3411241333.931.40
201227.032016914.001.59
201121.010051122.571.48
Vin Mazzaro 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
2006 19 A A 24 24 119.1 6.12 3.17 1.93 0.53 66.9% 5.05 3.94 .353
2007 20 A Sto 28 28 153.7 6.74 4.16 1.62 0.76 64.1% 5.33 4.44 .314
2008 21 AA MID 22 22 137.3 6.82 2.36 2.89 0.20 82.4% 1.90 3.00 .283
2008 21 AAA SAC 6 5 33.7 7.22 2.41 3.00 0.80 63.6% 6.15 4.00 .404
2009 22 AAA SAC 10 9 56.7 6.99 2.70 2.59 0.32 77.2% 2.38 3.32 .257
2009 22 MAJ OAK 17 17 91.3 5.81 3.84 1.51 1.18 1.01 71.4% 93.1 MPH 5.32 4.94 .352
2010 23 AAA Sac 7 6 37.1 9.22 4.12 2.24 0.49 78% 3.13 3.47 .331
2010 23 MAJ OAK 24 18 122.3 5.81 3.68 1.58 1.40 1.22 75.3% 91.3 MPH 4.27 5.25 .289
2011 24 AAA Oma 22 22 123.2 7.82 4.38 1.78 0.66 73.8% 4.29 4.07 .353
2011 24 MAJ KC 7 4 28.3 3.18 4.76 0.67 1.27 1.05 56% 92.0 MPH 8.26 6.02 .334
2012 25 AAA Oma 22 8 67.0 8.33 2.69 3.10 0.54 72.9% 3.63 3.16 .339
2012 25 MAJ KC 18 6 44.0 5.32 3.89 1.37 0.61 1.57 64.8% 92.5 MPH 5.73 4.40 .346
2013 26 AAA Ind 3 0 7.0 11.57 1.29 9.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.49 .218
2013 26 MAJ PIT 57 0 73.7 5.62 2.57 2.19 0.37 1.92 76.7% 93.1 MPH 2.81 3.46 .287
2014 27 AAA Ind 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .20 .275
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Vin Mazzaro
3-Year Averages MAJ   27 3 48.7 4.99 3.33 1.50 0.55 68.1% 4.62 4.00 .316
Career MAJ   123 45 359.7 5.51 3.60 1.53 1.03 71.1% 4.73 4.70 .317

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2014 Stat Review for Vin Mazzaro    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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13.50 K/9
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TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
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EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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BABIP/Strand

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

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.275 BABIP
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100.0% Strand Rate
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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Vin Mazzaro (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Lind TOR 8 6 2 7 0 1 0 .750 1.750 2.417
Miguel Cabrera DET 6 4 2 5 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Mark Teixeira NY-A 8 4 2 6 2 1 3 .500 1.375 2.011
Josh Hamilton ANA 6 5 0 1 2 0 1 .833 1.000 1.778
Dustin Pedroia BOS 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Aaron Hill AZ 7 4 1 2 0 1 0 .571 1.000 1.571
Michael Saunders SEA 5 2 1 2 2 1 0 .400 1.000 1.571
Billy Butler KC 7 4 0 1 2 0 0 .571 .857 1.524
Nick Swisher CLE 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Maicer Izturis TOR 11 6 1 3 0 2 0 .545 .909 1.492

Best Matchups for Vin Mazzaro (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Daniel Descalso STL 8 0 0 1 3 1 0 .000 .000 .250
Elvis Andrus TEX 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
David Freese ANA 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Paul Konerko CHI-A 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Evan Longoria TB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Getz TOR 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brayan Pena CIN 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Buster Posey SF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Francisco TOR 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Vin Mazzaro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mazzaro cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

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Mazzaro was designated for assignment Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Mazzaro, who is out of minor-league options, is thought to be on the trading block heading into the 2014 season.

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Mazzaro signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Pirates on Friday to avoid arbitration, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Mazzaro was whacked for three earned runs while recording just two outs Thursday against the Nationals.

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Mazzaro recorded his first save of the season Monday after closer Jason Grilli left the game with a forearm injury.

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Mazzaro (5-2) got the win Friday, throwing a scoreless inning while striking out two Mets batters.

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Mazzaro pitched five perfect innings of relief Sunday, as the Pirates eventually downed the Brewers in 14 innings.

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Mazzaro earned the win Wednesday afternoon by tossing two shutout innings out of the bullpen, allowing just one hit and one walk.

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Mazzaro worked 1.2 scoreless innings Thursday against Detroit and hasn't given up a run in 14.1 innings this month.

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Mazzaro will not be available out of the bullpen Friday against the Brewers, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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2014

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2013

When a wave of injuries hit the back-end of the Royals rotation early in the season, Mazzaro was called upon to fill a long relief/spot starting role throughout the year. Though he had some occasional positive moments, he struggled and posted just a 5.73 ERA with an extremely unimpressive 1.4 K/BB. While he was able to keep the ball in the yard for the most part, Mazzaro was extremely hittable, posting a 1.68 WHIP with a career-worst 27.3 percent line drive rate. He was kept around due to a lack of better alternatives last season, but traded to the Pirates in November. Perhaps he will find a little more success in the National League, but with a career 5.22 ERA and just a 5.5 K/9, he does not project to be much of a commodity.

2012

Mazzaro had a 2011 to forget as he spent his time at Triple-A Omaha searching for his control and his time in the big leagues searching for the showers. His low point was giving up 14 runs in just 2.1 innings in a May start against the Indians. He has trouble missing bats and is prone to giving up the long ball. Unless he can find a pitch to start getting lefties out, it's unlikely that Mazzaro holds much fantasy value in 2012.

2011

Mazzaro projects as a rotation filler after another decent-but-nothing-special season with the A's. Of particular concern is the 31 homers he's allowed in 213.2 major-league innings, not to mention the poor 138:89 K:BB rate as well. Shipped to Kansas City as part of the David DeJesus trade, Mazzaro's numbers don't figure to improve now that he's out of Oakland full time, but his hold on a rotation spot has become more firm.

2010

Mazzaro nearly won a rotation spot last spring, but was sent to Triple-A Sacramento to start the season where he made 10 appearances before being called up in early June to join the A's rotation. He was solid thru his first six starts, posting a 1.173 WHIP and 2.95 ERA, but faltered thereafter by allowing 89 hits in 54.2 innings, walking 27 and fanning just 31. He was shut down in September with shoulder tendinitis, though he's expected to be ready for spring training. It's unlikely that the A's will send him back to the minors unless he really struggles on the mound or with lingering shoulder issues this spring. We'll need to see better results before we can recommend him, however.