Pazos was initially drafted out of high school by the Rays in the 40th round of the 2009 draft, but elected to go to JUCO instead. He played one season at Chandler-Gilbert Community College before he transferred to San Diego. His first year in San Diego he had a 3.40 ERA, 41 strikeouts, and 24 walks in 42.1 innings. His second year, his junior year, he had a 2.14 ERA, 63 strikeouts, and 21 walks in 63 innings.
A lefty with a funky delivery, Pazos sits 89-92 mph with his fastball and occasionally touches 93. He also has a slider and is developing a changeup. Starting just five games at San Diego, he’ll likely pitch out of the bullpen for the Yankees too.