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Postby SlightlyStoopid » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:51 pm

The A's are calling up another highly regarded prospect, Vin Mazzaro to face the ChiSox tomorrow. Keep an eye on him he is a 22 year old righty.

2009 AAA 56.2 IP 2.38 ERA 44/17 K/BB


The team has said that if they bring up Vin that he is up for good but the back end of the rotation seems to have a rotating door right now between the bigs and Sacramento. Although none of those pitchers has the potent that Mazzaro is said to have. He's not a huge strikeout pitcher but pitches more to contact, throwing a 92-94 sinking fastball, change and hard curve. Bay Area media has labeled as the last piece of the "Little Three" in Cahill, Anderson and Mazzaro.
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby mac-unit » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:31 pm

With Duchscherer said for a possible June return I'm not adding him until he tosses a gem to where they can't send him back down. But even then he could end up in the pen.
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby B-Chad » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:30 am

With Duchscherer spotty health history I wouldn't be surprised to see him suffer a setback, get re-injured, or be forced to move back to the bullpen. Just my two cents.
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby 802GREENS » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:28 pm

mac-unit wrote:With Duchscherer said for a possible June return I'm not adding him until he tosses a gem to where they can't send him back down. But even then he could end up in the pen.


6.1IP 3H 0ER 4BB 1K W

So other than his 4:1 BB:K he pitched pretty well. Worth adding now?
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby oddmanout7 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:07 pm

7.1ip 5H 0ER 0BB 4K

8GB - 10FB

How did he look?
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby CoopernicusX » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:56 pm

Second good start...is this guy gonna stick in the rotation or what???

Any A's fans out there with any definitive info???
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby Maris09 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:19 pm

I saw his start. Lots and lots of movement on everything. Looks legit to me.
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby woodson_28 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:09 am

Bump. Any hardcore analysis now?

0.97 WHIP, 1.75 ERA, 14K's, 6BB's through 25.2 IP.

Not to mention 4 starts, 4 QS. Seems similar to Dallas Brandon.
I'm curious if he's worth a pick up in shallow leagues.
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby soty » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:03 am

I was looking at his stats and they appear to be very good. Not sure if he will keep it up though? Is he worth a shot over Happ? Other SPs are Gallardo, Jer.Weaver, Lackey, Harden, Pelfrey, Braden and Happ.
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Re: Vin Mazzaro

Postby oddmanout7 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:44 pm

In his 4 starts he has thrown his 92.4mph fastball 67.4%, 85.2mph slider 18.2%, his 85.4 change 7.6% and hi 81.7mph curve 6.9%. This shows that he was been mixing his pitches effectively in his starts thus far. He can hit the mid 90s with his fastball, but he does so only in the early innings. His GB% is only 40.3% which is not great, but in the minors it was 50%, which is a pretty good number. If he can start settling in a bit more and using that heavy fastball to his advantage he could have continued success.

His minor league numbers aren't all that eye popping.

9.2(H/9) 0.5(HR/9) 3.1(BB/9) 6.7(K/9)

However, as the op stated, this year in AAA has been better as he cut down his BB/9 and H/9 while boosting (slightly) his K/9. At 22 perhaps he is starting to figure things out.

There are some disturbing stats that point to a recession. But I mean who counted on him maintaining a sub 2.00 ERA and a sub 1.00WHIP? His BABIP is .236, while the league average is closer to .300. His LOB% is 84.8%, while the number should be closer to mid 60%. His FIP is stellar at 3.19, but it is not sub 2.00, like his current ERA.

So what I gather from this is Vin Mazzaro can be an effective pitcher so long as he gets his heavy fastball working. He will likely not blow away too many hitters, but his K/9 will probably sit in the 6-7 range, which is not bad at all. His numbers stand to regress, but his K/9 may increase as he starts to settle in a bit. He can be an effective guy, but probably more a 4/5 guy than a 2/3. Certainly a good guy to have around, but I would continue playing the matchups unless something drastic changes.
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