Scott Kazmir

Team Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays
Position Pitcher
Born Jan 24, 1984
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Kaz, Sco-Kaz, Kazmanian Devil
Team History
Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 2004 - present

Scott Edward Kazmir was born on January 24, 1984 in Houston, Texas. He is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Scott is 6’ 0”, weighs 190 pounds, and bats and throws left.

High SchoolScott attended Cypress Falls High School, where he set his mark as a strikeout pitcher.

CollegeAlthough Scott verbally committed to the University of Texas, he decided to go into the major leagues instead, after being drafted by the New York Mets.

MinorsThe New York Mets drafted Scott in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 MLB Draft.

In 2004, Scott, who was considered the top pitching prospect for the New York Mets, was traded along with minor league pitcher Joselo Diaz, to the Devil Rays on for Victor Zambrano and Bartolomé Fortunato.

Major LeaguesScott made his major-league debut for the Devil Rays on August 23, 2004, pitching five shutout innings against the Seattle Mariners.

Scott has been in the majors ever since, posting impressive strike-out numbers, and anchoring the Devil Rays team, most particularly in their march towards the division championsip in 2008.

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