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Scott Kazmir, lhp

School: Cypress Falls HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown:
Houston.
B-T: L-L Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 170
Birthdate:
1/24/84
College Commitment: Texas.
Scouting Report: If Kazmir were a few inches taller than his listed 6 feet, he would be the favorite for the No. 1 overall pick. He's still in the mix for the Pirates and could go as high as No. 2 to the Devil Rays. Even if he's not big, his stuff is, as his lightning-quick arm reminds scouts of Ron Guidry. His lively fastball, which reaches 96 mph, and slider are both well above-average pitches, and his hard curveball gives him a third plus offering. His huge hands and long fingers help him throw his quality breaking stuff. Kazmir also shows a feel for a changeup, and he has easy command of all of his pitches. The lone question is whether he'll have the durability to take the ball every five days instead of every seven as a pro. With his ability and the way he dominated every time out this spring, it will be hard for teams at the top of the draft to pass on Kazmir.

2002 Statistics

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

11

2

0.37

14

1

75

19

19

172

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