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Barry Zito
Birth Date:May 13, 1978 (36 years old)
Place of Birth:Las Vegas, NV
Hometown:San Diego, CA
Bats:L
Throws:L
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Oakland in 1999 (1st round).
Scouting Report
Assets: Owns an intimidating curveball that makes left-handed hitters' knees buckle. Mixes his pitches with aplomb and can set batters up well. Is durable and competitive.
Flaws: Has lost some zip on his fastball, which is a recipe for disaster for a pitcher that likes to pitch up in the zone. Struggles with his command and pitch-to-pitch consistency.
Career Potential: Veteran starter in decline.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AL Cy Young Award 2002
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2012
Hutch Award 2012
AL Players Choice Awards 2002
Named to the All-Star Game 2006, 2003, 2002
Triple-A All-Star Team 2000