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Carlos Carrasco
Birthdate: 3/21/1987 (30 y, 6 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/215     Position: P
Contract: $22M / 4 Years (2016 - 2019) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Carrasco (elbow) has only been stretched out to three innings, so there is a chance he'll begin the season on the 10-day disabled list, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Let's start with this - I love Carlos Carrasco and I think he will be excellent. But there are some troubling signs. While some will point to durability issues, it was freak injuries, not arm issues, that shortened his 2016. When he pitched, some numbers moved the wrong way. He saw a decrease in velocity and fewer swinging strikes. Batters swung less often and made more contact. They also made harder contact and hit more fly balls, leading to a spike in home runs allowed. His K%-BB% was the lowest it has been in his three-year run of excellence. The whole package was still good for a 3.32 ERA and matching 3.32 xFIP, with the big question being whether the spike in home run-to-fly ball ratio was a fluke or a pattern. If the former, that 3.32 looks legit. If the latter, his 3.72 FIP might be more of a concern. After his brilliant 2015, last season was something of a letdown. Going into this year, I'd expect another step back, but not a big one. Look for the HR/FB% to come back down a bit, but not all the way to league average, leaving him with an FIP (and likely an ERA) closer to 3.50 than 3.30. (Chad Young)

The Quick Opinion: Carlos Carrasco was brilliant in 2015 and very, very good in 2016. I'd bet on very good in 2017, a continuation of a slow but noticeable decline for a pitcher who will turn 30 just before Opening Day.

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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2011-08-03CLE@BOS11364050033577112
2011-07-29CLEKCR177101100283361
2011-07-22CLECHW1595260003666102
2011-07-16CLE@BAL1793260023667103
2011-07-10CLETOR154314000254772
2011-07-05CLENYY1125203000345993
2011-06-29CLE@ARI1873370053769106
2011-06-24CLE@SFG11111214223276491
2011-06-18CLEPIT11243040033666102
2011-06-13CLE@NYY11062070014060100
2011-06-07CLEMIN11560160013272104
2011-06-02CLETEX1137500103335588
2011-05-28CLE@TBR1108204113326294
2011-05-22CLECIN185803008336699
2011-05-17CLE@KCR1105105006376097
2011-05-11CLETBR11422122104456100
2011-04-24CLE@MIN152411003233356
2011-04-18CLE@KCR156804203286593
2011-04-13CLE@LAA188205103315990
2011-04-08CLE@SEA1762060012445599
2011-04-02CLECHW18117121033964103