Chris Mazza   Pitcher

       
 
Born: October 17, 1989
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, CA
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 27th round, 2011 by  MIN
How Acquired: Claimed off waivers from New York (NL) (Dec. 2019)
College: Menlo College
High School: Clayton Valley (CA)
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Chris Mazza photos by Kelly O'Connor

Traded to Tampa Bay with Jeffrey Springs for Ronaldo Hernandez and Nick Sogard (Feb. 2021)
Pronunciation: MAH-zah
First Pro Contract: August 15, 2011 (MIN)
Signing Scout: Elliott Strankman
Signing Bonus: N/A
   
Pro Debut: June 19, 2012 (GCL Twins)
MLB Debut: June 29, 2019 (NYM)
   
Twitter: @ChrisMazza10
Instagram: @mazzaratti10

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, lanky right-hander. Unlikely to fill out more.

Mechanics: Clean, quiet three-quarters delivery, but arm angle is not consistent for each pitch.

Fastball: Throws an above-average 91-92 mph sinker with really good spin and an 88-90 mph cutter. Doesn't paint corners, goes at hitters.

Slider: 81-83 mph. Mixes in on hitters' counts.

Changeup: 84-87 mph, keeps hitters off balance.
  Career Notes: Two-way player in college. Third cousin of Joe and Dom DiMaggio. Had surgery on his right arm in 2013. Suffered a broken wrist in 2014. After being cut by the Twins in 2015 and Marlins in 2018, spent time in independent ball in 2018 before signing with the Mariners. Was a minor league Rule 5 pick of the Mets in 2019.

Summation: Organizational depth who has experience both starting and working in relief. Ceiling of an up-and-down arm who can pitch in multiple roles. Limited upside, but solid depth.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2012 Elizabethton Twins App Rk Min 22 3 1 3.45 9 0 0 15.2 15 8 6 1 1 1 15 1.02 8.62 0.57
  2012 GCL Twins GCL Rk Min 22 2 1 0.60 9 0 1 15.0 12 4 1 0 0 1 13 0.87 7.80 0.60
  2013 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midw A Min 23 0 0 6.23 7 0 2 8.2 12 6 6 0 0 3 10 1.73 10.38 3.12
  2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midw A Min 24 4 4 2.79 25 0 0 48.1 47 16 15 1 1 11 62 1.20 11.54 2.05
  2015 GCL Twins GCL Rk Min 25 0 0 3.00 5 0 0 6.0 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 1.00 7.50 1.50
  2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midw A Min 25 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 3.0 5 3 3 0 0 2 2 2.33 6.00 6.00
  2015 Jupiter Hammerheads FSL A+ Mia 25 0 1 3.60 11 0 3 15.0 12 8 6 1 0 4 11 1.07 6.60 2.40
  2016 GCL Marlins GCL Rk Mia 26 1 1 0.00 4 3 0 5.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.40 5.40 0.00
  2016 Jupiter Hammerheads FSL A+ Mia 26 1 0 1.20 7 0 0 15.0 12 3 2 1 6 2 8 0.93 4.80 1.20
  2016 Jacksonville Suns Sou AA Mia 26 6 5 4.16 19 14 0 80.0 78 41 37 8 3 28 51 1.33 5.74 3.15
  2017 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Sou AA Mia 27 4 7 3.01 28 26 0 146.2 138 56 49 7 13 41 93 1.22 5.71 2.52
  2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Sou AA Mia 28 0 0 4.26 2 0 0 6.1 8 3 3 2 1 2 2 1.58 2.84 2.84
  2018 New Orleans Baby Cakes PCL AAA Mia 28 1 1 3.94 7 0 0 16.0 18 7 7 4 0 8 14 1.63 7.88 4.50
  2018 San Rafael Pacifics Pac Ind --- 28 3 2 0.59 17 1 5 30.2 24 7 2 1 3 5 31 0.95 9.10 1.47
  2018 So. Maryland Blue Crabs Atl Ind --- 28 3 0 0.42 9 1 0 21.2 16 2 1 1 1 2 20 0.83 8.31 0.83
  2018 Arkansas Travelers Tex AA Sea 28 1 0 1.33 4 4 0 27.0 15 6 4 1 1 4 23 0.70 7.67 1.33
  2019 Bing'ton Rumble Ponies East AA NYM 29 0 2 3.42 4 4 0 23.2 26 10 9 0 3 8 21 1.44 7.99 3.04
  2019 Syracuse Mets IL AAA NYM 29 3 3 3.67 14 13 0 76.0 65 33 31 6 3 18 62 1.09 7.34 2.13
  2019 New York Mets NL MLB NYM 29 1 1 5.51 9 0 0 16.1 21 10 10 0 4 5 11 1.59 6.06 2.76
  2020 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 30 1 2 4.80 9 6 0 30.0 34 18 6 3 2 15 29 1.63 8.70 4.50
  2021 FCL Rays FCL Rk TB 31 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 9.00 0.00
  2021 Durhan Bulls TAE AAA TB 31 4 1 3.16 26 3 0 37.0 26 14 13 3 4 13 47 1.05 11.40 3.20
  2021 Tampa Bay Rays AL MLB TB 31 0 0 4.61 14 0 1 27.1 26 14 14 3 2 7 21 1.21 6.90 2.30
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Texas League Pitcher of the Week (August 28 - Sept. 3, 2018)
International League Pitcher of the Week (May 20-26, 2019)
International League Pitcher of the Week (June 10-16, 2019)
2019 International League All-Star
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