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Vin Mazzaro

RHP | RedsCIN
Vin Mazzaro
Name: Vincent Michael Mazzaro
Born: Sep 27, 1986 in Hackensack, N.J. USA
High School: Rutherford (N.J.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career903.23.861.403.397.04
Drafted in the 3rd round (101st overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2005 (signed for $380,000)
New Jersey had three premium high school arms that jockeyed much of the spring for the distinction of being the first player drafted, and Mazzaro looks like the winner. Not only was his power stuff slightly more appealing than the others, but Mazzaro is considered far more signable. He has a live arm, with a fastball at 88-92 mph that touches 93. He gets exceptional movement on the pitch because he throws across his body from a high three-quarters angle. He has a difficult time controlling his slider from that slot, but it's also a potential put-away pitch. Mazzaro has had several high-pitch games this year, which is a concern to scouts, and his makeup bothers some. But he was 7-1, 0.27 with six walks and 91 strikeouts in 52 innings. While he has committed to St. John's, he is expected to sign if he's drafted in the first three to five rounds.
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