Date of Birth: 09/27/1986
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 220 lbs
Resides: East Rutherford, NJ
Highest Level: MLB
Mazzaro enters his first season with Long Island, second in the Atlantic League and 14th in professional baseball. The right-hander spent eight seasons at the Major League level, pitching for 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 posted a 24-23 record with a 4.79 ERA, one save and 233 strikeouts over 383 innings of work. The New Jersey native earned the win in his MLB debut on June 2, 2009, tossing six and one-third scoreless innings of three-hit ball in a 5-0 road victory over the Chicago White Sox. Mazzaro also made three scoreless appearances for the Pirates during the 2013 National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 32-year-old’s best minor league season came in 2008. He spent the majority of the year with Double-A Midland and totaled a 12-3 record with a 1.90 ERA over 22 starts, striking out 104 batters in 137.1 innings. For his efforts, he was named the MiLB Double-A Most Spectacular Pitcher of the Year, 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. The righty made three appearances (two starts) with the Somerset Patriots in 2017, allowing one hit over six scoreless innings before having his contract purchased by the Cincinnati Reds organization. He then spent 2018 with the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League where he posted a 1.76 ERA and 10 saves over 34 games. Mazzaro was originally selected by the Athletics in the third round of the 2005 amateur draft.