8. Scott Kazmir
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 24, 1984 in Houston, TX USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: August 23, 2004
  • Final Game: September 23, 2016
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Known for his four-seam fastball and slider, Scott Kazmir fanned many batters in a Tampa Bay Ray uniform.  

Before he suited up for Tampa, he was a first round pick by the New York Mets in 2002.  Shortly after he was traded from the Mets organization, he made his big league debut with the Rays and made seven starts.  Kazmir was set to stay as a starter, and in the next four years, he won at least 10 Games and had 160 Strikeouts.  In this time frame, Kazmir would be an All-Star twice (2006 & 2008), and he led the American League in Strikeouts In 2007 with 239.

He was traded to the Angels during the 2009 season.  As a Ray, Kazmir won 55 Games and had 874 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Mets with Jose Diaz for Bartolome Fortunato and Victor Zambrano 7/30/04.
  • Departed: Traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Matthew Sweeney, Alex Torres, and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Alex Torres) 8/29/09.
  • Games Played: 145
  • Notable Statistics: 55 Wins
    44 Losses
    144 Games Started
    3.92 ERA
    1 Complete Game
    834.0 Innings Pitched
    874 Strikeouts
    3.87 FIP
    1.390 WHIP
    16.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2006 & 2008)
    Most Strikeouts (2007)
    Most Games Started (2007)

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