Scott Kazmir
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 1, #15, New York Mets | Cypress Falls HS (Houston)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 6.35 5 4 0 11.1 10 1.85
13 Seasons 108 97 4.02 303 301 0 1701.0 1618 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 5 0-1 6.35 11.1 10 1.85
13 Seasons 303 108-97 4.02 1701.0 1618 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 31 2941 540 28 5.2 3.7 87.4 113.1 12.5 35.4 .247 .396 .298 .317 .362 34.3 20.3 7.7 3.10 4.16
2016 32 2392 397 21 5.3 3.6 85.9 113.4 13.9 35.8 .242 .393 .327 .311 .363 31.0 22.7 8.8 4.55 4.10
2021 37 207 38 5 13.2 9.1 92.1 112.6 10.9 36.8 .299 .580 .398 .401 .468 50.0 18.2 10.9 6.35 7.39
Player 5540 975 54 5.5 3.8 87.0 113.4 13.0 35.6 .247 .402 .314 .318 .367 33.5 21.2 8.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.1 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kazmir relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(54.6%) ,
Changeup
(30.9%) ,
Slider
(14.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 113 68 45 54.6 92.4 28 23 7 4 2 0 1 5 18 .304 .260 .522 .505 .399 .378 95.0 10 2152 5.8 10.9 15.2
2021 Changeup 64 55 9 30.9 80.5 15 15 6 4 1 0 1 4 11 .400 .315 .667 .556 .451 .369 87.8 7 1482 6.0 34.5 23.5
2021 Slider 30 19 11 14.5 87.1 11 10 2 1 0 0 1 1 9 .200 .363 .500 .786 .325 .500 91.5 17 1946 5.9 27.8 14.3
2016 Sinker 1,165 882 283 49.0 92.0 268 235 70 43 17 1 9 66 173 .298 .245 .494 .394 .370 .320 87.0 12 2201 5.8 17.0 20.7
2016 Changeup 445 405 40 18.7 77.2 154 141 29 19 5 0 5 37 104 .206 .220 .348 .327 .272 .273 82.7 15 1440 5.8 35.1 18.0
2016 Slider 236 76 160 9.9 81.0 53 50 9 5 2 0 2 13 38 .180 .201 .340 .390 .236 .265 84.8 18 1966 5.5 31.6 20.0
2016 Cutter 234 192 42 9.8 87.5 60 51 16 10 2 0 4 7 44 .314 .325 .588 .538 .427 .415 82.7 9 2078 5.8 21.2 13.5
2016 4-Seam Fastball 156 113 43 6.6 91.7 34 31 5 2 1 1 1 8 23 .161 .246 .355 .504 .255 .347 90.7 26 2214 5.7 25.0 25.8
2016 Curveball 143 98 45 6.0 77.0 17 17 4 2 2 0 0 2 15 .235 .242 .353 .311 .249 .233 90.1 13 1960 5.3 20.6 16.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 44.8 20.7 26.5 8.0 33.0 38.3 28.7 5.0 32.0 23.7 26.5 5.2 5.2 3.7
2016 41.6 20.9 29.0 8.6 36.5 35.5 28.0 4.5 32.5 24.4 24.9 6.3 5.3 3.6
2021 47.4 26.3 23.7 2.6 47.4 39.5 13.2 2.6 39.5 15.8 15.8 13.2 13.2 9.1
Player 43.6 21.0 27.4 8.0 35.0 37.2 27.8 4.7 32.5 23.7 25.4 5.9 5.5 3.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Changeup SF L 64 80.5 34.2 0.1 0 13.4 -0.2 -2
2021 Slider SF L 30 87.1 27.7 -5.9 -18 1.2 -5.3 -128
2021 4-Seamer SF L 113 92.4 15.8 -0.1 0 11.2 3.9 53
2016 Curveball LAD L 141 77.0 47.8 -7.5 -14 2.7 -5.4 -67
2016 Changeup LAD L 442 77.1 38.5 2.6 7 11.7 -0.9 -7
2016 4-Seamer LAD L 156 91.7 13.5 2.1 13 5.2 -3.6 -41
2016 Cutter LAD L 233 87.5 23.3 2.7 10 1.3 -1.7 -419
2016 Sinker LAD L 1,152 92.0 14.3 -5.6 -28 10.5 -3.9 -27
2016 Slider LAD L 234 81.0 39.3 -1.6 -4 1.0 -4.4 -82
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer 3.6 4 113 54.6 28 .304 .522 .414 10.9 17.9 15.2 .260 .505 .391 66.7
2021 Changeup 3.3 2 64 30.9 15 .400 .667 .457 34.5 26.7 23.5 .315 .556 .369 27.3
2021 Slider 1.0 0 30 14.5 11 .200 .500 .327 27.8 9.1 14.3 .363 .786 .501 44.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 63 80.5 96 15.5 10:00 9:45 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 109 92.4 98 19.6 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Slider 27 87.1 61 7.3 11:00 11:45 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 757 3,244 -18 -25 16 15 -13
2009 694 2,819 -11 -17 21 13 5
2010 680 2,729 -11 -6 23 18 25
2013 671 2,738 -1 -12 11 7 5
2014 776 2,978 -12 -19 12 10 -10
2015 784 3,037 -13 -28 12 12 -17
2016 587 2,380 -6 -24 24 10 5
2021 54 207 5 0 1 1 7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,941 48.5 67.1 83.2 31.0 61.6 42.4 60.9 48.5 23.1 7.3 74.1
2016 2,392 48.1 64.1 81.3 27.2 64.8 40.5 59.8 44.9 23.3 7.2 80.8
2021 207 47.8 73.7 90.4 26.9 51.7 35.3 56.4 49.3 20.6 11.6 79.2
Player 5,540 48.3 66.1 82.7 29.2 62.6 41.3 60.3 47.0 23.1 7.4 77.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 35 44 41 41 38 14 44 68 38 49 45 54 35 29 47 5
2016 50 58 55 53 43 34 64 95 76 64 36 51 50 28 39 3
2021 36 30
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24.8 3 3.6 -1.0 0 1 3 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 0.2 undefined undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 76.4 0.8 undefined undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 79.7 -0.2 undefined undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 87.4 -1.5 undefined undefined undefined
Launch Angle 12.5 1.4 undefined undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.2 0.1 undefined undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 34.3 -3.3 undefined undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 35.4 0.4 undefined undefined undefined
xBA .247 -0.005 undefined undefined undefined
BA .237 0.016 undefined undefined undefined
xwOBA .317 -0.006 undefined undefined undefined
wOBA .298 0.029 undefined undefined undefined
xSLG .396 -0.003 undefined undefined undefined
SLG .374 0.061 undefined undefined undefined
K% 20.3 2.4 undefined undefined undefined
BB% 7.7 1.1 undefined undefined undefined
Swing % 48.5 -3.6 undefined undefined undefined
Whiff% 23.1 0.2 undefined undefined undefined
In Zone % 48.5 -0.4 undefined undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 51.5 0.4 undefined undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 31 -3.8 undefined undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 31.1 -6.2 undefined undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 -1.1 undefined undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 577 .327 422 23 5.5 155 35 22.6
2021 54 .398 36 2 5.6 18 7 38.9

Pitch Distribution