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Scott Kazmir
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 185LBS | Age: 37

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
2016 10 6 4.56 26 26 0 136.1 134 1.36
12 Seasons 108 96 4.01 298 297 0 1689.2 1608 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 26 10-6 4.56 136.1 134 1.36
12 Seasons 298 108-96 4.01 1689.2 1608 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 2941 540 28 5.2 87.4 113.1 12.5 35.4 .244 .392 .298 .314 .356 34.3 20.3 7.7 3.10 4.25
2016 2392 397 21 5.3 85.9 113.4 13.9 35.8 .238 .388 .327 .308 .357 31.3 22.7 8.8 4.55 4.13
5333 937 49 5.2 86.8 113.4 13.1 35.5 .242 .390 .311 .311 .357 33 21.4 8.2
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kazmir relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(49%) ,
Changeup
(18.7%) ,
Cutter
(9.9%) ,
Slider
(9.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(6.6%) ,
Curveball
(6%) ,


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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%
2016 Sinker 1157 876 281 49.0 92.0 265 232 68 41 17 1 9 66 170 .293 .244 .491 .392 .367 .319 87.0 12 2201 5.8 17.0 20.8
2016 Changeup 442 402 40 18.7 77.1 154 141 29 19 5 0 5 37 104 .206 .219 .348 .324 .272 .272 82.7 15 1440 5.8 34.8 18.0
2016 Slider 234 75 159 9.9 81.0 52 49 9 5 2 0 2 13 37 .184 .201 .347 .391 .241 .265 84.8 18 1966 5.5 32.3 20.0
2016 Cutter 233 192 41 9.9 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 141 97 44 6.0 77.0 17 17 4 2 2 0 0 2 15 .235 .228 .353 .293 .249 .219 90.1 13 1960 5.3 20.6 16.7
2015 Sinker 1634 1310 324 55.9 91.8 390 337 75 51 13 2 9 81 265 .223 .233 .353 .393 .294 .318 89.2 16 2203 5.7 18.2 19.1
2015 Changeup 526 514 12 18.0 76.4 162 153 35 27 5 0 3 38 116 .229 .217 .320 .300 .259 .249 82.9 14 1388 5.8 33.6 17.2
2015 Cutter 355 249 106 12.1 87.2 119 109 26 16 4 1 5 17 92 .239 .294 .431 .497 .319 .370 86.7 5 2114 5.7 22.2 19.1
2015 Slider 212 57 155 7.3 81.4 56 51 15 9 4 0 2 13 39 .294 .257 .490 .390 .355 .329 88.6 8 1917 5.5 32.0 16.5
2015 Curveball 125 99 26 4.3 76.8 20 20 7 5 2 0 0 0 20 .350 .368 .450 .450 .346 .357 85.7 7 1782 5.2 12.2 0.0
2015 4-Seam Fastball 72 49 23 2.5 92.5 13 12 3 2 0 0 1 5 7 .250 .234 .500 .541 .347 .357 90.6 14 2224 5.7 29.4 20.8
! 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 %
2015 44.8 20.7 26.5 8 33 38.3 28.7 5 32 23.7 26.5 5.2 5.2
2016 41.6 20.9 29 8.6 36.5 35.5 28 4.5 32.5 24.4 24.9 6.3 5.3
43.4 20.8 27.5 8.2 34.5 37.1 28.4 4.8 32.2 24 25.8 5.7 5.2
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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
2016 Slider LAD L 234 81 39.3 -1.6 -4 1 -4.4 -82
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 Curveball LAD L 141 77 47.8 -7.5 -14 2.7 -5.4 -67
2016 Cutter LAD L 233 87.5 23.3 2.7 10 1.3 -1.7 -419
2016 Sinker LAD L 1152 92 14.3 -5.6 -28 10.5 -3.9 -27
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 757 3244 -18 -25 16 15 -12
2009 694 2819 -11 -19 21 13 4
2010 680 2729 -11 -5 23 18 25
2013 671 2738 -2 -13 11 7 3
2014 776 2978 -11 -18 12 10 -8
2015 781 3021 -13 -27 12 12 -16
2016 583 2364 -6 -23 25 10 6
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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 2941 48.7 67.1 83.4 31.2 61.5 42.3 60.9 48.5 23.1 7.4 74
2016 2392 48.1 64 81.4 27.2 64.5 40.4 59.8 44.9 23.3 7.2 80.6
5333 48.4 65.7 82.5 29.4 62.8 41.5 60.5 46.9 23.2 7.3 76.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 32 41 38 39 33 14 44 68 45 49 45 54 32 29 47 9
2016 48 58 54 53 40 34 64 95 77 64 36 51 48 27 39 4
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.1 0.2 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 76.4 0.7 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 79.7 -0.2 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 87.4 -1.5 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 12.5 1.4 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.2 0.1 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 34.3 -3 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 35.4 0.4 undefined undefined
xBA .244 -0.006 undefined undefined
BA .237 0.016 undefined undefined
xwOBA .314 -0.006 undefined undefined
wOBA .298 0.029 undefined undefined
xSLG .392 -0.004 undefined undefined
SLG .374 0.061 undefined undefined
K% 20.3 2.4 undefined undefined
BB% 7.7 1.1 undefined undefined
Swing % 48.5 -3.6 undefined undefined
Whiff% 23.1 0.2 undefined undefined
In Zone Swing % 48.7 -0.6 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 51.3 0.6 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 31.1 -6.2 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 -1.1 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

Pitch Distribution