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Scott Kazmir
Birthdate: 1/24/1984 (33 y, 2 m, 4 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-0/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 15, Overall: 15, Team: New York Mets
Contract: $48M / 3 Years (2016 - 2018)
RotoWire News: Kazmir (hip) will begin the season on the disabled list, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. (3/27/2017)
Injury: Hip, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The Dodgers signed Kazmir just before calendar year 2015 ended. It included an opt-out after just one season. Kazmir was betting on himself to be productive in 2016, and the Dodgers might have been hoping for that, too. When Kazmir was good, he was really good. When he was bad, he was really bad -- and it alternated by months. In April, he was bad. In May, he was good, and so on. That is, you know, until he got hurt. He had back injury that cost most of the final 6-7 weeks of the season and any chance of making the Dodgers' postseason roster. He's not the fireballing prospect he was back in the mid-2000s, but he still has a chance to be a decent back-end starter, which is still valuable in today's game. His velocity is still plenty good (especially from the left side) and when his command is on, he looks like the Kazmir of old. He might be good for a roster spot in deep leagues, but he'll have to prove himself to be a viable option in the fantasy world. (Dustin Nosler)

The Quick Opinion: An injury-plagued season limited Kazmir to just 136 innings. While the overall numbers aren't great, he did have some standout moments and showed he can still be the pitcher he was as recently as 2015. He's definitely a wild card in fantasy baseball.

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