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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Carlos Carrasco struggled in Saturday's loss to the White Sox, yielding six runs on seven hits over four innings.
Carrasco had issues out of the gate in this one, with five runs scoring in the first inning. Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu and Tyler Flowers all burned him for RBI singles to account for the slew of runs in the frame. He calmed down after the barrage, but his team was unable to claw their way out from the early deficit. Overall, he struck out five and walked two over his four innings of work. Carrasco has shown an ability to dominate at times, but he's yet to put together a truly consistent stretch this season, as evidenced by his 4.26 ERA. He pairs that ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and 133/26 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings and is scheduled to take to the road against the A's in his next start. Jul 25 - 10:06 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays "made a big push" for Carlos Carrasco, but "didn't get it done."

This backs up Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports' report from Thursday that the Jays had talked to the Indians about the right-hander. It doesn't look like a trade will happen, though. Carrasco is signed a team-friendly four-year, $22 million contract and has flashed ace ability, so it wouldn't really make sense for Cleveland to trade him.
Jul 24 - 12:50 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Indians are "willing to listen on pitching, particularly Carlos Carrasco."

Passan notes that the Indians and Blue Jays have talked and suggests that Carrasco could be a fit for Toronto. Carrasco has taken a step back this season after his tremendous 2014, but he'd still be a tremendous addition for any contender. The 28-year-old right-hander boasts a 3.19 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 268/53 K/BB ratio over his last 248 1/3 innings. He signed a team-friendly four-year, $22 million contract extension this spring.
Jul 23 - 2:37 PM

Carlos Carrasco got a no-decision, limiting the Reds to one run in six innings as the Indians won 5-3 in 11 frames on Sunday.

Carrasco easily out-dueled a struggling Johnny Cueto, holding the Reds to four hits and a walk while striking out six. The only run scored on Eugenio Suarez's solo home run. Despite holding an ERA close to 5.00 in mid-May, Carrasco has made strides as it now sits at 3.94 with a 1.17 WHIP and a 128/24 K/BB ratio in 114 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going at home against the White Sox next.
Jul 19 - 6:30 PM

Carlos Carrasco scattered two runs and six hits over seven strong innings Saturday against the Athletics.

Carrasco finished with seven strikeouts and one walk. Saturday was the right-hander's eighth quality start of the season. He'll finish the first half with 10 wins, tied for third-most in the American League. Carrasco is also fourth in the league with 122 punch-outs. His first start after the All-Star break will come next Sunday against the Reds.
Jul 11 - 10:20 PM

Carlos Carrasco didn't last long in Monday's loss to the Astros, surrendering five runs in four innings.

Carrasco was one strike away from a no-hitter in his last outing, but he didn't have much working on Monday. The Astros racked up 10 hits and drew a walk, leading to five runs. Carrasco struck out five. He has a mediocre 4.17 ERA on the year with a 1.20 WHIP and a 115/22 K/BB ratio over 101 1/3 innings. He'll try to end the first half on a positive note, facing the Athletics at home.
Jul 6 - 10:55 PM

Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of a no-hitter and ended up fanning 13 in the Indians' 8-1 drubbing of the Rays on Wednesday.

After a walk and a HBP to start the ninth, Carrasco battled back to retire the next two batters he faced. He then got ahead of Joey Butler 0-2, only to see Butler get enough of a slider to drive it over Jason Kipnis's head for an RBI single. It was Carrasco's 124th pitch of the night, so he came out afterwards, and Austin Adams finished up the one-hitter. Carrasco moved to 10-6 with a 3.88 ERA. He's been quite a bit better than that ERA suggests, but the Indians defense just hasn't been up to par.
Jul 1 - 10:06 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out seven while holding the Tigers to just two runs over eight innings in an 8-2 victory Wednesday.

J.D. Martinez took Carrasco out to left field on an 0-2 mistake in the seventh inning, but that's all the Tigers were able to muster off the right-hander. Carrasco struck out seven on the day, yielding just five hits while walking one. It's a nice step in the right direction after Carrasco didn't pitch very well his last three times out. He'll try to keep it going next week in Tampa.
Jun 24 - 3:50 PM

Carlos Carrasco yielded three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.

Carrasco didn't walk a batter and struck out five, but he gave up 10 hits, including a season-high two home runs. He has allowed 11 runs over his last three starts, bringing his ERA up from 3.92 to 4.35 in the process. His peripherals are still fantastic, including a 90/18 K/BB ratio over 80 2/3 innings, but it's been a mixed bag for fantasy owners so far this season.
Jun 19 - 10:52 PM

Carlos Carrasco fanned eight Tigers on Saturday, allowing three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Carrasco tossed an impressive 73 of his 99 pitches for strikes. The Tigers managed solitary runs in the first, third and fourth innings, but they were unable to reach Carrasco for any sort of a big frame. With the outing, he now holds a 4.38 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 85/18 K/BB ratio in 73 2/3 innings. Up next, a home start against the Cubs.
Jun 13 - 9:26 PM

Carlos Carrasco lost for the fifth time this season after serving up five runs in four innings Sunday versus the Orioles.

Carrasco was victimized by Adam Jones for a solo home run in the first inning, then settled down until the fourth. Then, the Orioles mounted a rally with two outs, loading the bases on two singles and a walk. They plated three runs on an infield single followed by an outfield single. Carrasco started the fifth inning and allowed a leadoff single, ending his afternoon. Reliever Nick Hagadone allowed Carrasco's runner to score. Overall, Carrasco yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out three. He hasn't had the same magic he showed last year, as illustrated by his 4.35 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 77/17 K/BB ratio in 68 1/3 innings. He'll try to redeem himself in a weekend start against the Tigers in Detroit.
Jun 7 - 4:49 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed one run over seven innings, striking out eight, in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Carrasco allowed five hits and two walks over his seven innings, the third straight start in which he's allowed five hits or fewer. Not coincidentally, he's won all three of those starts. Carrasco is now 7-4 with a 3.92 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 74/15 K/BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings this year. Carrasco will try to make it four straight when he faces the Orioles on Sunday.
Jun 3 - 12:14 AM

Carlos Carrasco pitched eight innings of one-run ball and struck out eight as the Indians crushed the Rangers 12-3 on Wednesday.

It can be hard to see how Carrasco still has a 4.24 ERA with his 66/13 K/BB ratio and just five homers allowed in 57 1/3 innings, but then one remembers just how bad the Indians defense is and it's a bit easier to figure out.
May 27 - 3:18 PM

Carlos Carrasco yielded two runs over six innings in Friday's 7-3 win over the Reds.

Carrasco struck out the side in his final inning of work and finished with seven punch-outs. He held the Indians to just four hits and two walks. Carrasco improved to 5-4 with the victory and has a 4.74 ERA over nine starts. That's not exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for, but his 58/12 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings indicates that he's doing just fine.
May 22 - 10:49 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed five runs in an eight-inning, complete-game loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

Carrasco struck out nine, but he also served up seven hits and five runs. The Rangers scored in the second, third, sixth and eighth innings. With the loss, Carrasco's record stands at an even 4-4. He has the stuff to dominate, but he's been inconsistent this season and now holds a 4.98 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 51/9 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. He'll try to limit the runs when he takes on the Reds on Friday.
May 17 - 6:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Hagadone
5Zach McAllister
6Ryan Webb
7Josh Tomlin
8Jeff Manship