Cory Mazzoni

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Cory Mazzoni is a pitcher who made his major league debut in 2015.

Mazzoni fanned 21 in 24 1/3 innings as a high school freshman and 44 in 48 innings as a sophomore, going 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA the latter year. He improved to 11-0, 1.17 as a junior and fanned 96 in 78 innings; he also hit .352 and was named Player of the Year by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. In 2008, he had 7-2, 1.13 record and gave up only 21 hits in 55 2/3 innings, striking out 89. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named him All-Area. The Washington Nationals picked him in the 26th round of the 2008 amateur draft.

Mazzoni opted for college but struggled as a freshman, going 1-5 with a save and a 6.57 ERA, the second-highest ERA on the NC State staff. He was selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2011 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Marlin McPhail for a reported $437,500 and made his pro debut on July 3rd of the summer for the Brooklyn Cyclones.

On March 30, 2015, Mazzoni was traded to the San Diego Padres in return for Alex Torres. He was assigned to the AAA El Paso Chihuahuas, where he put up a 1.08 ERA in 6 games, with a 13/1 K/W ratio. The Padres called him up and he made his debut on April 27th, facing the Houston Astros as a reliever in the 9th inning of a game the Padres were losing, 7-4. He gave up a two-run homer to Colby Rasmus to make the final score 9-4.


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