Found November 28, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
VIN MAZZARO RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: September 27, 1986 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 3rd round, 101st overall, 2005 (Athletics) How Acquired: Trade (from Athletics) with Clint Robinson for Luis Rico and Luis Sanchez High School: Rutherford (NJ) HS Agent: ACES WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES When Mazzaro was drafted, he featured an upper-80s to low-90s fastball with good movement and a potentially good curve.  He moved quickly through Oakland’s system, but never got established in the majors despite significant opportunities over four years.  He also hasn’t pitched very well in AAA the last several years.  Mazzaro throws harder now than he did when he became a pro, averaging about 92 and topping out at 94-95.  His main secondary pitch is a slider and he throws the occasional change.  He’s gradually become more of a groundball pitcher, but generally has been hit hard in the majors and has not had high K rates.  As a major leaguer he’s h
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