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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 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

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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

Carlos Carrasco allowed 10 hits and four runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Carrasco had some good moments -- he struck out seven without walking a batter -- but the Cardinals were able to put up runs in the second, fifth and seventh innings. The right-hander fell to 4-3 with the loss. Carrasco will take a 4.84 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 42/8 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start at the Rangers.
May 12 - 9:42 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched seven innings of three-run ball in defeating the Royals on Wednesday.

Carrasco hasn't turned in any dominant outings since taking a liner off his face on April 14, but they're coming. He has a nice 35/8 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings for the season.
May 6 - 11:51 PM

Carlos Carrasco yielded four runs over six innings in a 9-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

It was an improvement from his last start, but he wasn't especially sharp, allowing six hits (including a leadoff homer to Josh Donaldson) and a season-high three walks. Carrasco now owns a 4.98 ERA through five starts and has yet to complete seven innings. Still, he's striking out batters as a high clip, so this might not be a bad time to try to buy from an impatient owner in fantasy leagues.
May 1 - 10:32 PM

Carlos Carrasco was hammered for five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday as the Indians fell to the Tigers.

Carrasco had to be pulled from his last start after just 60 pitches due to general body tightness and he looked off from the jump on Sunday afternoon in Detroit, yielding two runs in the first inning, one run in the third inning, and two more in the fifth. Carrasco was struck in the face by a Melky Cabrera comebacker two weeks ago. Maybe he's dealing with some lingering effects, both mental and physical. The right-hander faces the Blue Jays at home next.
Apr 26 - 4:23 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona revealed that Carlos Carrasco was pulled from Tuesday's start after just 60 pitches because he was "tight."

Tito didn't specify which part of the body was tight, but he also didn't sound concerned at all about the right-hander. "It's a little ambiguous," Francona said. "I might have overreacted." Carrasco should be fine for his next scheduled start, but check back on his status later in the week just to make sure.
Apr 22 - 12:58 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out eight while allowing one run over five innings in the Indians' 6-2 win over the White Sox Tuesday.

Carrasco gave up just four hits without walking a batter on the evening. The lone damage against him was a first inning solo homer by Jose Abreu. With some lingering concerns about his health -- the start was his first since getting hit in the jaw by a comebacker last week -- the Indians limited him to 60 pitches, but he was dominant enough that he could have gone deeper. He should go deeper his next time out, which will come Monday against the Royals.
Apr 21 - 11:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
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