Scott Kazmir has lost his velocity

Figured I’d pass this information along since there are always commentor or two asking about him…

Scott Kazmir is still out there and wants to pitch, but the guy who was known for having a live fastball is stuck in the 84-85 mph range, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.

Typically it’s not a bad idea to sign anybody on a non-guaranteed contract, but in this case Kazmir truly seems like a waste of time. His velocity was down in the mid-80’s last season too so it doesn’t appear that he’s close to improving anytime soon.

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4 Responses to Scott Kazmir has lost his velocity

  1. NYYinATL says:

    I disagree on it being a "waste of time". A few years ago, this kid was one of the best young lefties in MLB. I'd put him through a million structural tests to see what's going on and then hook him up with a sick strength and conditioning coach. On a minor league deal…how could you go wrong? There is only upside here.

  2. john says:

    Maybe if hes a loogy. But hes done.
    But hey they gave Mark Proir a minor league deal.
    So an invite would be a no lose maybe.
    Im always suspicious of these guys who lost velocity or power suddenly. or suddenly gained it. Makes you wonder what they stopped doing?
    Kinda like a guy with 15 hr career high hitting 97 the last two years for toronto. Howd he do that?
    I wonder these things

  3. Paul Ip says:

    I want to hit against Kasmir and feel like MLB players on HGH

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