Date of Birth: 09/27/1986
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 220 lbs
Resides: East Rutherford, NJ
Highest Level: MLB
Mazzaro begins his second season with the Ducks and 16th season of professional baseball. The right-hander made 39 appearances (10 starts) with the Ducks during the 2019 season. He went 11-4 with a 3.61 ERA and 84 strikeouts to 27 walks over 92.1 innings of work. After beginning the season in the bullpen, he moved to the starting rotation on July 24. From that point forward, the New Jersey native went 8-0 with a 2.15 ERA and 57 strikeouts to 15 walks over 58.2 innings. He was named the Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Month for September after going 3-0 and pitching 18.2 scoreless innings. In the postseason, Mazzaro won all three starts he made, yielding just six runs (four earned) over 20.1 innings, good for a 1.77 ERA.
The 34-year-old has eight seasons of Major League experience, spending time with the Oakland Athletics (2009-10), Kansas City Royals (2011-12), Pittsburgh Pirates (2013-14), Miami Marlins (2015) and San Francisco Giants (2016). In 140 games (45 starts), he has accrued a 24-23 record with a 4.79 ERA, one save and 233 strikeouts over 383 innings pitched. In 2008 with the Midland RockHounds (AA, Athletics), he was named the MiLB Double-A Most Spectacular Pitcher, the MiLB.com Double-A Starting Pitcher of the Year, the Texas League Pitcher of the Year, a Baseball America Double-A All-Star, and a Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star. Mazzaro was originally selected by the Athletics in the third round of the 2005 amateur draft.