Scott Kazmir Signs With Sugar Land Skeeters

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced that former Mets prospect and big league pitcher, Scott Kazmir has signed with the team.

The hard throwing left-hander was the Mets first round selection (15th overall) in the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft out of Cypress Falls High School.

The Mets traded him to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Victor Zambrano during the 2004 season. At the time the trade was considered one of the worse trades in Mets history because of the upside of Kazmir, and his status as a top prospect in the Mets organization.

After only a few starts in Double-A for the Devil Rays affiliate Montgomery, Kazmir made the jump to the major leagues in 2004, and went 2-3 with 5.67 ERA in 33.1 innings pitched.

Kazmir would pitch in eight major league seasons for the Rays and Los Angeles Angels. He showed some stints of greatness, but never lived up to expectations. His once promising career was derailed by injuries over the last few seasons.

Kazmir has a 66-61 record with a 4.17 ERA in 1022 innings pitched in the major leagues.

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