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Portrait of Vin Mazzaro

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
73.7 3.98 1.32 56 4 3 0 0.3
Birth Date9-27-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.12010
-0.62011
0.32012
0.72013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2009 OAK 22 17 17 91.3 91.3 0.0 4 9 0 0 4 0 423 120 61 54 12 183 39 36 4 59 5.32 4.97 5.44 4.8 0.3
2010 OAK 23 24 18 122.3 105.0 17.3 6 8 0 0 12 0 537 127 70 58 19 202 50 50 4 79 4.27 5.10 6.18 -7.9 -1.1
2011 KCA 24 7 4 28.3 22.0 6.3 1 1 0 0 2 0 131 39 26 26 4 61 15 14 1 10 8.26 5.88 7.15 -5.2 -0.6
2012 KCA 25 18 6 44.0 26.7 17.3 4 3 0 0 2 0 198 55 29 28 3 70 19 17 3 26 5.73 4.25 4.95 3.2 0.3
2013 PIT 26 57 0 73.7 0.0 73.7 8 2 1 4 0 0 304 68 23 23 3 89 21 18 3 46 2.81 3.28 3.49 7.0 0.7
2014 PIT 27 5 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 8 4 4 2 15 5 5 1 7 3.48 6.01 5.26 -0.5 -0.1
Career12845370.0245.0125.0232314200163941721319343620149140162274.694.695.371.6-0.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 KNC A 24 24 119.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 STO A+ 28 28 153.7 5.73 84 .268 .274 .349 .424 .275 .313 99 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 MID AA 22 22 137.3 3.80 110 .220 .271 .344 .416 .279 .278 90 19.5 1.9 19.5 1.9
2008 SAC AAA 6 5 33.7 4.71 112 .285 .280 .356 .442 .264 .379 107 9.5 0.9 9.5 0.9
2009 OAK MLB 17 17 91.3 5.44 88 .297 .270 .338 .438 .266 .350 101 4.3 0.4 4.8 0.3
2009 SAC AAA 10 9 56.7 3.48 114 .205 .271 .343 .417 .274 .248 87 9.6 0.9 9.1 0.9
2010 OAK MLB 24 18 122.3 6.18 62 .275 .261 .327 .400 .258 .281 100 -7.3 -0.8 -7.9 -1.1
2010 SAC AAA 7 6 37.3 4.29 99 .246 .276 .350 .437 .275 .308 85 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2011 KCA MLB 7 4 28.3 7.15 44 .325 .255 .320 .411 .264 .347 103 -4.6 -0.5 -5.2 -0.6
2011 OMA AAA 22 22 123.7 4.64 108 .272 .283 .356 .441 .267 .346 96 23.4 2.2 23.4 2.2
2012 KCA MLB 18 6 44.0 4.95 93 .276 .258 .317 .415 .263 .354 104 2.0 0.2 3.2 0.3
2012 OMA AAA 22 8 67.0 4.95 101 .239 .279 .341 .438 .271 .349 100 9.5 0.9 9.5 0.9
2013 PIT MLB 57 0 73.7 3.49 112 .239 .252 .313 .391 .255 .281 98 7.1 0.8 7.0 0.7
2013 IND AAA 3 0 7.0 2.03 154 .127 .223 .313 .324 .233 .214 101 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2014 PIT MLB 5 0 10.3 5.26 66 .286 .245 .297 .391 .256 .194 98 -0.3 -0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2014 IND AAA 33 1 50.0 4.98 93 .240 .257 .325 .385 .246 .288 102 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2006 KNC A 9 9 0 24 24 119.2 146 42 81 7 0% .357 11.0 3.2 0.5 6.1 1.58 5.06 0.0 0.0
2007 STO A+ 9 12 0 28 28 153.7 159 71 115 13 54% .313 9.3 4.2 0.8 6.7 1.50 5.33 9.9 1.0
2008 MID AA 12 3 0 22 22 137.3 115 36 104 3 54% .278 7.5 2.4 0.2 6.8 1.10 1.90 19.5 1.9
2008 SAC AAA 3 3 0 6 5 33.7 49 9 27 3 46% .379 13.1 2.4 0.8 7.2 1.72 6.14 9.5 0.9
2009 OAK MLB 4 9 0 17 17 91.3 120 39 59 12 40% .350 11.8 3.8 1.2 5.8 1.74 5.32 4.8 0.3
2009 SAC AAA 2 2 0 10 9 56.7 42 17 44 2 60% .248 6.7 2.7 0.3 7.0 1.04 2.38 9.1 0.9
2010 OAK MLB 6 8 0 24 18 122.3 127 50 79 19 46% .281 9.3 3.7 1.4 5.8 1.45 4.27 -7.9 -1.1
2010 SAC AAA 3 1 0 7 6 37.3 35 17 38 2 42% .308 8.4 4.1 0.5 9.2 1.39 3.14 6.0 0.6
2011 KCA MLB 1 1 0 7 4 28.3 39 15 10 4 47% .347 12.4 4.8 1.3 3.2 1.91 8.26 -5.2 -0.6
2011 OMA AAA 7 2 0 22 22 123.7 140 60 107 9 53% .346 10.2 4.4 0.7 7.8 1.62 4.29 23.4 2.2
2012 OMA AAA 2 2 5 22 8 67.0 69 20 62 4 55% .349 9.3 2.7 0.5 8.3 1.33 3.63 9.5 0.9
2012 KCA MLB 4 3 0 18 6 44.0 55 19 26 3 48% .354 11.2 3.9 0.6 5.3 1.68 5.73 3.2 0.3
2013 IND AAA 1 0 0 3 0 7.0 3 1 9 0 71% .214 3.9 1.3 0.0 11.6 0.57 0.00 2.2 0.2
2013 PIT MLB 8 2 1 57 0 73.7 68 21 46 3 53% .281 8.3 2.6 0.4 5.6 1.21 2.81 7.0 0.7
2014 IND AAA 5 3 4 33 1 50.0 47 20 34 2 54% .288 8.5 3.6 0.4 6.1 1.34 2.52 -0.1 -0.0
2014 PIT MLB 0 0 0 5 0 10.3 8 5 7 2 48% .194 7.0 4.4 1.7 6.1 1.26 3.48 -0.5 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 1641 0.5137 0.4445 0.8368 0.6062 0.2732 0.9022 0.6835 0.1619
2010 2071 0.5022 0.4343 0.8331 0.6010 0.2658 0.8976 0.6861 0.1669
2011 493 0.5375 0.4553 0.8616 0.6566 0.2193 0.9023 0.7200 0.1384
2012 699 0.4735 0.4721 0.8455 0.6767 0.2880 0.9241 0.6792 0.1515
2013 1174 0.4855 0.4701 0.8255 0.6491 0.2980 0.8919 0.6889 0.1745
2014 195 0.5026 0.4588 0.8427 0.6429 0.2680 0.9048 0.6923 0.1573
Career62730.50170.45030.83660.62550.27260.90130.6880.1628

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-16 2012-06-22 DTD 6 5 - Lower Leg Tightness - -
2009-09-08 2009-10-05 60-DL 27 25 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $
2012 KCA $
2011 KCA $
2010 OAK $
2009 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 21 d1 year/$0.95M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Pittsburgh 3/29/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/14. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 5/3/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 5/26/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/5/14. Refused assignment by Pittsburgh 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 2/8/13. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 4/16/13.
  • 1 year/$490,875 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/12. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/28/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 11/20/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Kansas City 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 11/10/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Oakland 6/2/09.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2005 (3-101). $0.38M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 79.9 60 23 64 5 .264 1.03 2.48 2.7 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 74.1 59 23 59 5 .277 1.10 2.80 3.04 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 70.1 58 23 56 5 .286 1.16 3.03 3.3 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 66.6 58 22 54 5 .295 1.20 3.23 3.52 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 63.5 57 22 51 5 .302 1.24 3.43 3.72 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 60.4 56 22 49 5 .310 1.29 3.62 3.93 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 57.2 55 21 46 5 .318 1.34 3.83 4.16 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 53.4 54 21 43 4 .328 1.39 4.07 4.43 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 48.4 52 20 39 4 .341 1.48 4.42 4.8 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000063.05622515.3001.233.413.70.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
21% 49% 15% 11% 77%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152831056059542149549.3041.263.613.938.23.27.40.80.7
20162931051054471846449.2981.203.253.547.83.07.60.70.9
20173031049052421644349.2881.122.803.047.32.87.60.51.2
20183121042044401437449.3021.223.333.628.12.87.50.80.7
20193221040042371335349.3031.193.323.617.92.87.50.60.7
20203321036039341232349.3011.193.263.557.92.87.40.70.6
20213421034036321130349.3011.183.273.567.92.77.40.70.6
20223521031033291027349.3021.193.303.598.02.87.40.80.5
2023361102803027925249.3031.213.343.638.22.77.60.60.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.41.23.41.60.20.58.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Sergio Mitre 2008 0.00 DNP
2 91 Dana Eveland 2011 3.03
3 90 Zach Miner 2009 4.78
4 89 Wade Davis 2013 5.92
5 88 Kameron Loe 2009 0.00 DNP
6 88 Clayton Richard 2011 4.70
7 87 C.J. Wilson 2008 6.80
8 86 Manny Parra 2010 5.53
9 85 Aaron Laffey 2012 5.01
10 85 Tom Gorzelanny 2010 4.62
11 85 Ross Detwiler 2013 4.67
12 85 Matt Albers 2010 5.00
13 85 Brad Halsey 2008 0.00 DNP
14 84 Jeff Niemann 2010 4.44
15 84 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2010 7.74
16 84 Kason Gabbard 2009 0.00 DNP
17 84 Ricky Romero 2012 6.07
18 84 Juan Gutierrez 2011 8.35
19 84 Ryan Webb 2013 3.36
20 83 Gustavo Chacin 2008 0.00 DNP
21 83 Jake Arrieta 2013 4.90
22 83 Marc Rzepczynski 2013 3.82
23 83 Mitch Talbot 2011 6.64
24 83 Ryan Madson 2008 3.16
25 82 Brad Bergesen 2013 0.00 DNP
26 82 Sean Marshall 2010 3.01
27 82 Dillon Gee 2013 3.80
28 82 Nick Blackburn 2009 4.51
29 82 Randy Wells 2010 4.49
30 82 Jason Davis 2007 6.57
31 82 Jeff Karstens 2010 5.28
32 82 Roberto Hernandez 2008 5.97
33 82 Andrew Miller 2012 3.57
34 82 Bobby Parnell 2012 3.15
35 81 Wil Ledezma 2008 4.47
36 81 J.P. Howell 2010 0.00 DNP
37 81 Denny Bautista 2010 3.74
38 81 Noah Lowry 2008 0.00 DNP
39 81 Taylor Buchholz 2009 0.00 DNP
40 81 Josh Outman 2012 8.19
41 81 Dallas Braden 2011 3.50
42 81 Joe Blanton 2008 5.01
43 81 Jeremy Sowers 2010 0.00 DNP
44 81 Jordan Zimmermann 2013 3.42
45 80 Jesse Litsch 2012 0.00 DNP
46 80 Scott Baker 2009 4.46
47 80 Armando Galarraga 2009 5.76
48 80 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
49 80 Jim Johnson 2010 3.76
50 80 Homer Bailey 2013 3.66
51 80 Edinson Volquez 2011 5.96
52 80 Justin Germano 2010 3.82
53 79 Paul Maholm 2009 4.72
54 79 Matt Garza 2011 4.09
55 79 Charlie Morton 2011 4.30
56 79 Micah Owings 2010 5.40
57 79 John Lannan 2012 4.13
58 78 Dustin McGowan 2009 0.00 DNP
59 78 Kevin Correia 2008 6.55
60 78 Alejandro Pena 1986 5.14
61 78 Josh Rupe 2010 5.59
62 78 Mike Pelfrey 2011 5.11
63 78 Robinson Tejeda 2009 3.67
64 78 Curt Simmons 1956 4.32
65 78 Matt Harrison 2013 9.28
66 78 Blaine Boyer 2009 5.93
67 78 Josh Collmenter 2013 3.33
68 78 Brad Thompson 2009 5.06
69 77 Johnny Antonelli 1957 4.16
70 77 Daniel Cabrera 2008 5.45
71 77 A.J. Murray 2009 0.00 DNP
72 77 Dave Bush 2007 5.31
73 77 Kris Medlen 2013 3.52
74 77 Gavin Floyd 2010 4.42
75 77 Cisco Carlos 1968 4.63
76 77 Brian Bannister 2008 6.26
77 77 Jason Berken 2011 5.55
78 77 Troy Patton 2013 4.18
79 77 Rafael Perez 2009 7.50
80 77 Jeff Samardzija 2012 4.07
81 77 Brandon McCarthy 2011 3.85
82 77 Jerome Williams 2009 0.00 DNP
83 77 Sean Burnett 2010 2.43
84 77 Burke Badenhop 2010 4.52
85 77 Seth McClung 2008 4.02
86 76 Dontrelle Willis 2009 7.49
87 76 Justin Thompson 2000 0.00 DNP
88 76 Bartolo Colon 2000 4.02
89 76 Mitchell Boggs 2011 4.01
90 76 Roy Halladay 2004 4.47
91 76 Don Newcombe 1953 0.00 DNP
92 76 Luke Hochevar 2011 5.00
93 76 Andy Pettitte 1999 4.93
94 76 Dean Chance 1968 2.96
95 76 Matt Morris 2002 3.68
96 76 Steve Avery 1997 7.08
97 76 Luis Mendoza 2011 1.84
98 76 Orel Hershiser 1986 4.36
99 76 Bill Singer 1971 4.56
100 75 Brian Duensing 2010 2.89

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .260 .351 .396 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .281 .326 .354 .248
18 Split (Multi) -.021 .025 .042 .022
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .211 .300 .316 .229
31 vs R (2013) .272 .310 .327 .239
38 Split (2013) -.061 -.010 -.011 -.010
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Mazzaro is a sinkerballer whose sinker doesn't have enough sink. He was better at keeping the ball down in the zone last year, but still sails too many pitches through the heart of the plate and pays a heavy price. The Royals were desperate for starting pitching last summer, yet Mazzaro made only six starts for Kansas City before being shipped to Pittsburgh during the offseason. That should tell you all you need to know about how teams view him.
2012 Mazzaro is a sinkerball pitcher who can’t keep the ball down, with predictable poor results. Time isn’t on his side: the young arms in the system figure to blow by him on the organizational depth charts. Whatever happens, Royals fans will always have that outing in mid-May, when Ned Yost brought Mazzaro on in relief against the Indians; then sat and watched him surrender 14 runs in 2.1 innings. He was the first relief pitcher to cough up 14 or more runs in an appearance since the immortal Les McCrabb allowed 14 runs over four innings of work for Connie Mack’s Athletics against the Red Sox in 1942. The Royals will keep him around for those “break glass in emergency” situations. If Mazzaro is in the big league rotation, you know something has gone horribly wrong.
2011 Mazzaro is difficult to classify. His best pitch is a sinker that rates well in terms of both velocity and movement, yet his ground-ball rate underwhelms due to a tendency to leave the pitch up in the strike zone on the rare occasions that he gets it in the zone. For now, he's a big guy with good stuff (including a power breaking ball), but he needs a good dea; pf refinement; success won't be as simple as telling him to throw lower. Mazzaro was dealt to Kansas City in the David DeJesus deal, so he'll have one year to figure things out before the Royals' battalion of pitching prospects threatens to take his job.
2010 Mazzaro began the year with a dominating showing at Triple-A, but his big-league spin lay somewhere between inconsistent and just downright bad. He delivered 13 2/3 scoreless innings in his first two starts, but his ERA was 6.51 afterward. A ground-ball pitcher coming up through the system, Mazzaro suddenly stopped getting them in the big leagues, which points to elevation caused by over-throwing. The A's still have a lot of confidence in him, and think he's in the big leagues to stay. Others outside the organization aren't so convinced.
2009 The A's always had faith in Mazzaro based on his one outstanding offering, and he finally began to put things together in 2008. He's a classic sinker/slider pitches who can get both ground-ball outs and swings-and-misses from his two-seam dipper than touches 94, but he'll need to improve the rest of his arsenal to project as more than a third or fourth starter. There are a ton of young arms in the Oakland organization, so while Mazzarro led the Texas League in ERA last year, he still has work to do to distinguish himself from the pack.
2008 Despite pedestrian numbers, the A's still have high hopes for Vince Mazzarro, a raw power arm who gets plenty of ground balls with his sinker/slider combination.
2007 One of the prep draftees from 2005, Vince Mazzaro`s raw numbers fail to impress, but he was the rawest of the bunch, and he induced a lot of ground balls with a sinker-curve mix.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)For the A's to get that outfield bat or third baseman, which of their starting pitchers do you think they'll center a deal around?
(Dave from Chicago)
Well, here again, if the MLBPA is going to be more militant about making sure that teams aren't just cashing their revenue-sharing checks, maybe the A's low payroll provides the asset you really need to swing a deal: the A's can afford to take on a big paycheck. Why not see if the Marlins will talk about Dan Uggla? Or surprise people and seriously get in on Beltre?

The question you're asking, though, is really whether or not they'd part with one of their front four starters (with apologies to Vin Mazzaro). I'd see dealing Gonzalez or Anderson as a bad idea, and dealing Braden as very unpopular. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of a return could Vin Mazzaro bring in for the A's as a centerpiece of a trade?
(Todd from DC)
As a centerpiece? Probably not a whole lot. I feel like the teams that would be intrigued by Mazzaro are also too smart to give up too much to acquire him, knowing about Oakland's defense and the park effects. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think the A's should round out their rotation between Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez, Vin Mazzaro, and Clay Mortensen (long shot, I know)?
(Dave from Chicago)
I don't pretend to know more than the A's about their own pitchers. Obviously Sheets will mix in there. I think the interesting thing will be how they apportion the innings. Do they put some of those starters in the pen? Do they set up a Sacramento shuttle? There's a certain number of innings that you want from your starters - let's say its 972 (6 innings per for 162 games). How do you get the BEST outcomes in the most number of those innings? (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Vin Mazzaro has thrown 6,480 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (86mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).