Latest Update Scott Kazmir fell to 14-7 after allowing six runs on two hits and four walks with no strikeouts over 1.1 innings against the Angels on Sunday. Sun Aug, 31, 06:38 PM
Boasts heat that can top out at around 97 m.p.h, and also has a great slider and emerging changeup. Can rack up strikeouts, especially against lefty bats.
Flaws: : Still has work to do on his command and endurance. His smallish frame is a concern, because he has already endured plenty of injury issues.
Kazmir managed to get only four outs in today's start and he did not make it out of the second inning. In his 4.1 innings he has allowed 13 runs and has not been the dominant starter he was in the early months of the year. His ERA has inflated to 3.39 and has lost his "must-start" tag. He may receive an extra day of rest because the recent poor performances could be fatigue related.Analyst: Colby Conway
Kazmir had a very rough start, adding to an already poor August in which he has a 6.28 ERA. Kazmir should rebound from this last rough start, but it wouldn't be surprising to see his 3.08 ERA continue to rise, as his 3.57 xFIP hints at a bit of regression. That being said, he'll continue to be a solid option for fantasy owners, racking up wins with solid ratios and K's. Analyst: Ben Diamond
After allowing 12 earned runs over his last three starts, Kazmir got back on track Tuesday night, as he moved into first place in the American League in wins (14). He is now sitting 14-5 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 25 starts while owning a solid 131:36 K:BB rate over 155.0 innings. The Athletics southpaw will look to become the league's first 15 game winner when he takes on the Angels in a very important divisional series this weekend.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Kazmir was out-dueled by Royals starter Jason Vargas on Wednesday night, as he fell to 13-5 through 24 starts. Although this was not his best showing, the A's southpaw has managed a 2.78 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 125:33 K:BB rate over 149.0 innings which is very respectable coming form a pitcher player in the Independent League just two seasons ago. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on his former organization, the Mets, on Tuesday.Analyst: Matthew Beck