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Carlos Carrasco
Birthdate: 3/21/1987 (30 y, 4 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/215     Position: P
Contract: $22M / 4 Years (2016 - 2019) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Carrasco, making his first spring appearance since experiencing elbow discomfort during his start on Mar. 13, tossed three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out two in Friday's Cactus League game against the Cubs. (3/25/2017)
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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
2013-08-14CLE@MIN195404002135871
2013-07-06CLEDET173702111324981
2013-06-28CLE@CHW11356030053277109
2013-06-23CLEMIN1953030024262104
2013-06-17CLEKCR1116404101325890
2013-06-08CLE@DET196501002325587
2013-04-09CLENYY174502000283967
2013-09-22CLEHOU0111010003912
2013-09-18CLE@KCR0110100008715
2013-09-16CLE@KCR02010100041216
2013-09-07CLENYM0220000005914
2013-08-30CLE@DET031000001279
2013-08-27CLE@ATL02200200072229
2013-08-20CLE@LAA022003003101626
2013-08-09CLELAA063114000203757