Kazmir was watched by manager Joe Maddon, pitching coach Jim Hickey, executive VP Andrew Friedman and assistant to the pitching coach Brian Anderson, who was "thoroughly encouraged and impresed"
"He showed as much command as I've seen from him," Anderson said. "He had a really good changeup, he was able to get his fastball consistently in on righties, which is a big key for him. If he does that, everything else falls in to place. He had the best slider I had ever seen from him....That's was what I heard about when I heard about Kaz's slider. That has to be close to what that was, because that was nasty."