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Vin Mazzaro PBraves

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-27-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.62011
0.32012
0.72013
-0.12014
0.32015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2009 OAK MLB 17 17 91.3 120 39 59 12 .266 101 11.8 3.8 1.2 5.8 40% .350 .297 1.74 4.97 5.32 112 5.86 -0.4
2010 OAK MLB 24 18 122.3 127 50 79 19 .258 100 9.3 3.7 1.4 5.8 46% .281 .275 1.45 5.10 4.27 118 5.43 -0.4
2011 KCA MLB 7 4 28.3 39 15 10 4 .264 103 12.4 4.8 1.3 3.2 47% .347 .325 1.91 5.88 8.26 126 6.95 -0.7
2012 KCA MLB 18 6 44.0 55 19 26 3 .263 104 11.2 3.9 0.6 5.3 48% .354 .276 1.68 4.25 5.73 115 4.75 0.1
2013 PIT MLB 57 0 73.7 68 21 46 3 .255 98 8.3 2.6 0.4 5.6 53% .281 .239 1.21 3.28 2.81 107 4.03 0.5
2014 PIT MLB 5 0 10.3 8 5 7 2 .256 98 7.0 4.4 1.7 6.1 48% .194 .286 1.26 0.00 3.48 109 4.38 0.0
2015 MIA MLB 10 0 12.0 15 6 6 0 .265 99 11.2 4.5 0.0 4.5 35% .349 .296 1.75 3.64 3.75 113 5.55 -0.1
CareerMLB13845382.043215523343.26110010.23.71.05.546%.312.2791.544.664.661145.30-0.9

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2006 KNC A 24 24 119.2 146 42 81 7 .000 11.0 3.2 0.5 6.1 0% .357 .000 1.58 4.04 5.06
2007 STO A+ 28 28 153.7 159 71 115 13 .275 99 9.3 4.2 0.8 6.7 54% .313 .268 1.50 5.03 5.33
2008 MID AA 22 22 137.3 115 36 104 3 .279 90 7.5 2.4 0.2 6.8 54% .278 .220 1.10 3.12 1.90
2008 SAC AAA 6 5 33.7 49 9 27 3 .264 107 13.1 2.4 0.8 7.2 46% .379 .285 1.72 4.29 6.14
2009 OAK MLB 17 17 91.3 120 39 59 12 .266 101 11.8 3.8 1.2 5.8 40% .350 .297 1.74 4.97 5.32
2009 SAC AAA 10 9 56.7 42 17 44 2 .274 87 6.7 2.7 0.3 7.0 60% .248 .205 1.04 3.58 2.38
2010 OAK MLB 24 18 122.3 127 50 79 19 .258 100 9.3 3.7 1.4 5.8 46% .281 .275 1.45 5.10 4.27
2010 SAC AAA 7 6 37.3 35 17 38 2 .275 85 8.4 4.1 0.5 9.2 42% .308 .246 1.39 3.85 3.14
2011 KCA MLB 7 4 28.3 39 15 10 4 .264 103 12.4 4.8 1.3 3.2 47% .347 .325 1.91 5.88 8.26
2011 OMA AAA 22 22 123.7 140 60 107 9 .267 96 10.2 4.4 0.7 7.8 53% .346 .272 1.62 4.65 4.29
2012 KCA MLB 18 6 44.0 55 19 26 3 .263 104 11.2 3.9 0.6 5.3 48% .354 .276 1.68 4.25 5.73
2012 OMA AAA 22 8 67.0 69 20 62 4 .271 100 9.3 2.7 0.5 8.3 55% .349 .239 1.33 3.62 3.63
2013 PIT MLB 57 0 73.7 68 21 46 3 .255 98 8.3 2.6 0.4 5.6 53% .281 .239 1.21 3.28 2.81
2013 IND AAA 3 0 7.0 3 1 9 0 .233 101 3.9 1.3 0.0 11.6 71% .214 .127 0.57 1.49 0.00
2014 PIT MLB 5 0 10.3 8 5 7 2 .256 98 7.0 4.4 1.7 6.1 48% .194 .286 1.26 0.00 3.48
2014 IND AAA 33 1 50.0 47 20 34 2 .246 102 8.5 3.6 0.4 6.1 54% .288 .240 1.34 0.00 2.52
2015 MIA MLB 10 0 12.0 15 6 6 0 .265 99 11.2 4.5 0.0 4.5 35% .349 .296 1.75 3.64 3.75
2015 GWN AAA 15 0 21.7 21 12 14 0 .239 103 8.7 5.0 0.0 5.8 51% .309 .252 1.52 3.67 2.91
2015 NWO AAA 11 1 20.0 22 4 22 0 .258 94 9.9 1.8 0.0 9.9 48% .379 .244 1.30 2.14 3.15

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 0.4779 0.4701 0.8255 0.6506 0.3018 0.8959 0.6865 0.1745
2014 195 0.5077 0.4588 0.8427 0.6465 0.2604 0.8906 0.7200 0.1573
2015 196 0.4337 0.4898 0.8333 0.7412 0.2973 0.9365 0.6364 0.1667
Career64690.49840.45150.83650.62940.27390.90260.68690.1629

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2015 MIA $
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $
2012 KCA $
2011 KCA $
2010 OAK $
2009 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 65 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/16/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Miami 5/23/15. DFA by Miami 6/25/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/15 (refused assignment). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 7/10/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .252 .349 .396 .272
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .321 .357 .255
18 Split (Multi) -.018 .027 .039 .016
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .200 .333 .400 .287
31 vs R (2014) .208 .296 .375 .286
38 Split (2014) -.008 .037 .025 .001
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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Fantasy Focus: Danny Duffy No Longer DitheringMarc Normandin2011-05-18
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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 6,913 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Change (89mph).