|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||55.00||2.00||4.00||0.00||4.75||1.47||31.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 6.0||0||0|| 1.50||0||1||8|
|vs RHB|| 19.1||0||0|| 6.52||0||7||20|
|05/14/2013||Desmond Jennings, CF TB|
Mark Reynolds, 1B CLE
Miguel Cabrera, 3B DET
Dustin Ackley, 2B SEA
|Scott Kazmir, SP CLE|
Craig Gentry, CF TEX
Justin Smoak, 1B SEA
Ian Kinsler, 2B TEX
Yu Darvish, SP TEX
|05/14/2013||Scott Kazmir, SP CLE||Rafael Betancourt, RP COL|
|05/14/2013||Scott Kazmir, SP CLE||Chris Tillman, SP BAL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Scott Kazmir takes step back|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Indians pitcher Scott Kazmir, who struck out 10 his last time out, took a step back as he served up a pair of homers and suffered his second loss of the season Tuesday night against the Phillies.
Kazmir (2-2), who made his fifth start of the season, surrendered a solo home run to Kevin Frandsen in the first and another solo shot to Domonic Brown in the sixth. The left-hander gave up four runs and six hits over five innings of work. He struck out three and walked two in a 6-2 defeat.
Kazmir was 2-0 and had allowed just three earned runs in 12 innings in his last two starts before Tuesday's loss. He saw his ERA rise from 4.87 to 5.33.
The 29-year-old is scheduled to start Monday at home against Seattle. He is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA at Progressive Field.
|Scott Kazmir looking for repeat performance|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Indians pitcher Scott Kazmir is looking to build on his phenomenal 10 strikeout performance agaisnt Oakland.
Kazmir will get the nod against the Phillies Tuesday. He's already one of the most added players in Fantasy leagues, but could still raise his ownership rates with a strong performance Tuesday. Kazmir's velocity was strong in his last start, and that will be something to watch this time around. He'll go up against Jonathan Pettibone.
|Putting Scott Kazmir in context|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/10/13) By now, we've hammered home the point that Scott Kazmir's velocity is close to what it was during his golden years with what was then known as the Devil Rays, so I won't continue to harp on that aspect of his performance Thursday.
One way this Kazmir deviates from that Kazmir, though, is his walk rate. During his last two starts -- which were his best, I might add -- he walked one. The old Kazmir, good as he was, often struggled with command, so his innings and WHIP suffered.
Could this Kazmir be even better than old one? It's too early to make that leap. But clearly, I'm willing to take a chance on him, moving him up to 72 in my starting pitcher rankings.
|Scott Kazmir relevant again?|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) As Chris Towers pointed out in a previous update, Indians pitcher Scott Kazmir hadn’t thrown for double-digit strikeouts like he did Thursday since August 26, 2009.
His outstanding performance against Oakland got the attention of Fantasy owners and analysts, making him the most viewed player heading into Week 7. Scott White broke down Kazmir’s average velocity on Friday’s broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today and said he is encouraged by the results.
|Scott Kazmir dials back clock by dialing up heat|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) In every sense of the word, Thursday's start against the Athletics was a throwback start for Indians pitcher Scott Kazmir. Kazmir posted his first double-digit strikeout game since August 26, 2009, and he did so with better-than-vintage stuff.
Kazmir entered the start averaging 91.3 miles per hour on his fastball, but he dialed that up in a big way Thursday. He averaged 93.3 miles per hour with his two-seam fastball according to BrooksBaseball.net, and he dialed it up to 95-plus miles per hour on four of his final nine pitches. Kazmir's pitches were filthy overall, as he racked up swinging strikes on 18.4 percent of his pitches. He entered the start with a 9.9 percent whiff rate.
Kazmir's ERA for the season is an unimpressive 4.87, and he has had problems allowing too many flyballs and, subsequently, home runs. Still, he is striking out 11.07 batters per nine innings and walking just 2.66 per nine. Those are elite numbers. His average fastball velocity has also steadily increased since he opened the season late in April with a lifeless 90.7 miles per hour heater. Perhaps he is loosening up after an abdominal injury delayed his debut.
For a guy who fell out of the majors in recent years, simply holding his own would be a big win for Kazmir, even if it would not make him much of a Fantasy factor. The fact that he is even flashing his former ace-level ability should be more than enough to make Fantasy owners take note.
I expect Kazmir to be one of the most-added players in CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues over the next few days. If I had an underperforming pitcher on my roster, I might take a flier on Kazmir as an upside pick. In fact, I just talked myself into picking up Kazmir and putting Edwin Jackson on waivers in one league.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||SEA||1:05 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/19/13||SEA||1:05 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/20/13||SEA||12:05 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|5/21/13||DET||7:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|5/22/13||DET||7:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/23/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/24/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||John Lackey|
= probable start