Full name is Christopher James Mazza. Signed by Elliott Strankman (Twins). Was the first player from Menlo Junior College (CA) to ever be drafted...Left Menlo as the program record holder in triples and saves, also tying for the most HR in school history. In 2011, helped Menlo win their 1st ever Conference title with a team-leading .337 AVG, 5 HR, and 41 RBI while posting a 2.37 ERA with 9 saves. Attended high school at Clayton Valley Charter (CA).
Made his ML debut with the Mets...In 9 relief outings across 5 stints with the club, posted a 5.51 ERA (10 ER/16.1 IP) with 11 SO, 5 BB, and 0 HR allowed. 6 of his ML outings were longer than 1.0 IP. Spent the majority of 2019 with Triple-A Syracuse after beginning the campaign with Double-A Binghamton. On the 7-day IL from 4/27 (retro to 4/25) through 5/6 with a back strain. Through June, had a 3.59 ERA (29 ER/72.2 IP) in 12 starts between the Double- and Triple-A levels. On 6/16 with Syracuse, held Gwinnett scoreless over a season-high 8.0 innings (8 SO, 2 H, BB). Selected to the ML roster on 6/26. Made his ML debut on 6/29 vs. ATL...Allowed 1 run over 4.0 relief innings (5 H, HBP, 2 SO). 5 of his final 6 appearances of the season came in the majors. Did not allow a hit or run in his final 3 ML outings of the season, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings in September. Following the season, played for Toros of the Dominican Winter League...Was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12.0 IP) over 6 appearances (2 starts).
In sixth professional season, posted 4-7 record with 3.01 ERA (146.2 ip/49 er) in 28 games (26 starts) for Double-A Jacksonville...Owned 18.00 ERA (2.0/4) in two relief outings, while posting a 2.80 ERA (144.2/45) as starter...Established career highs in games, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts (93)...Among Marlins farmhands, ranked third among qualifying pitchers (min. 100 IP) in ERA, and fourth in innings pitched, walks (41), and opponents average (.251)...Ranked second among Jacksonville pitchers in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts... ERA ranked fifth among qualifying Southern League starters...Two of first six appearances were out of bullpen, including first appearance of season, April 6 at Mississippi. Second bullpen outing was on May 1 vs. Mobile...Over first six appearances, was 0-1 with 4.88 ERA (24.0/13) and three home runs allowed. Over final 20 starts of season, posted 4-6 record with 2.64 ERA (122.2/36) and only allowed four HR...Dropped five straight decisions from May 28-July 29, despite a 3.05 ERA (62.0/21) over those 12 starts. Tossed 17.0 consecutive scoreless frames over three starts from June 13-25...Tossed career-high 8.1 innings on August 3 at Biloxi, allowing no runs and just two hits...Struck out career-best nine over 6.0 innings in following start, Aug. 10 vs. Mississippi.