• Full name Scott Edward Kazmir
  • Born 01/24/1984 in Houston, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Cypress Falls
  • Debut 08/23/2004
  • Drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) by the New York Mets in 2002 (signed for $2,150,000).
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    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.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2005
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2005

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