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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
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Carrasco allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings during a minor league start Tuesday.
Carrasco was dominant, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out 10 batters. He mostly sat in the 95 mph range and topped out at 97 mph. The 28-year-old was fantastic down the stretch last year and could carry significant fantasy value with a full year in the starting rotation. Mar 25 - 2:17 PM

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Carlos Carrasco gave up just one run but allowed six hits and walked a pair over 3 2/3 frames against the Mariners on Thursday.

Carrasco tallied two strikeouts and needed 58 pitches to get through the outing. It's possible the right-hander was a tad rusty, as he missed his last start due to illness. Carrasco has fantasy ace upside heading into the 2015 campaign.
Mar 19 - 11:55 PM

Carlos Carrasco (illness) threw off a mound Monday and is scheduled to make a start Thursday.

Carrasco had to be scratched from his last turn through the Indians' spring rotation because of a flu bug.
Mar 16 - 12:34 PM

Carlos Carrasco was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to illenss.

Carrasco is battling the flu and wasn't feeling well enough to take the hill against the Dodgers. Bruce Chen will get the ball in his place on Saturday.
Mar 14 - 11:06 AM

Carlos Carrasco allowed a run in three innings as the Indians walked off to a 4-3 victory against the Mariners on Monday.

Carrasco allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out two. The lone run came in the third on a Brad Miller solo home run. Carrasco, a former top prospect for the Phillies, broke out last season with a 2.55 ERA and a 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings. While some skepticism is warranted, Carrasco has the stuff to repeat as an elite fantasy performer in 2015.
Mar 9 - 6:43 PM

Indians and RHP Carlos Carrasco avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3375 million contract.

It's a big chunk more than the $1.4 million projected him to earn in his first year of arbitration. Carrasco finally translated his raw stuff into results in 2014, posting a 2.55 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 140/29 K/BB ratio over 134 innings. He'll be a big part of the Tribe's rotation in 2015.
Jan 15 - 9:25 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 7 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Carrasco got no help from the Indians' offense and was stuck with his seventh loss of the year despite yielding only four hits and striking out 10. The 27-year-old right-hander registered a 1.69 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 117 strikeouts over his final 112 innings this season and could be a sneaky fantasy ace in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:35:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco fanned nine while giving up two runs in 7 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.

Carrasco is doing the best he can, but the Indians have scored a total of eight runs in his five games this month. It's impressive that they've won two of the games anyway (both 2-0 victories, with Carrasco pitching 17 2/3 of the 18 innings). Carrasco is 8-6 overall with a 2.64 ERA and an exceptional 0.99 WHIP.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout Wednesday as the Indians beat the Astros 2-0.

Carrasco fanned 12. Both hits he surrendered were infield singles to Jose Altuve, and he also walked just one batter in the 98-pitch gem. This comes 10 days after he came within an out of a shutout against the White Sox. He's been one of baseball's very best pitchers the last six weeks; he's allowed one or no runs in seven of his last eight starts.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco gave up four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday.

Carrasco fanned five and walked two on the evening. The big blow against him was a two-run homer by J.D. Martinez in the fourth inning. He has been pitching very well since his return to the rotation, and now owns a 2.86 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 109/24 K/BB ratio on the season. He'll look to keep things rolling next week when he takes on the Astros in Houston on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco was fantastic again Sunday, coming just one out shy of a shutout in a 2-0 victory over the White Sox.

Carrasco didn't walk anyone, struck out eight and permitted just four hits. Two of them were singles that came in the ninth inning, and Indians manager Terry Francona then decided to pull the righty after 103 pitches. Cody Allen then retired the final batter to seal the win. Always long on talent but short on results, Carrasco appears to finally be putting it all together, posting a 0.70 ERA and 42/4 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings since rejoining the rotation last month. He gets the Tigers in Detroit next.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco continued to pitch well, holding the Tigers to one run with 10 strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision as the Indians lost 4-2 on Tuesday.

In five starts spanning 30 innings since rejoining the Indians' rotation on August 10, Carrasco has a 0.90 ERA with a 34/4 K/BB ratio. Quite the drastic turnaround. The Tigers did manage to scratch out 10 hits and a walk, but were limited to just the one run while Carrasco set a career-high for strikeouts in a game. Now with a 2.94 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 96/22 K/BB ratio, Carrasco will look to carry his momentum into Sunday's home start against the White Sox.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:26:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco continued to pitch well on Thursday, earning the win after limiting the White Sox to one run over 6 2/3 innings.

Carrasco has pitched like a completely new player since rejoining the rotation on August 10. Over his last four starts, including Thursday's effort, he has a 0.73 ERA with a 24/3 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings. Against the White Sox, he surrendered only four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Carrasco will look to continue his hot streak on Tuesday at home against the Tigers. He's worth grabbing in mixed leagues as long as he keeps pitching like this.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out eight batters and allowed one run in six innings of work against the Astros on Friday.

Carrasco's WHIP has been threatening to drop below 1.00 because of outings like this, which lowered it to 1.04. He only surrendered two hits, to go with two walks. The only damage on his line came in the form of a solo Marwin Gonzalez home run in the sixth inning. He left the game after throwing 90 pitches. The Indians will continue to stretch Carrasco. This marks Carrasco's third straight outing in the rotation. He has only allowed one run over those three starts. He has a 3.14 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 79/20 K/BB ratio this season. Unfortunately, Cody Allen allowed four runs in the ninth inning, depriving Carrasco of a deserved win. Carrasco will try to keep rolling against the White Sox next time out.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:32:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched seven innings of scoreless baseball against the Orioles in Saturday's 6-0 win.

Carrasco only allowed six hits in the game. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. Carrasco has always been a pitcher who has had the "stuff," but he's finally putting up a season befitting of his talent. The Indians have used Carrasco in both the rotation and the bullpen. Saturday's was Carrasco's second straight start, as the Indians don't have many options and want to see if Carrasco's sub-3.00 bullpen ERA might finally translate over to rotation gold. On the season, Carrasco's ERA is 3.36 to go with a stellar 1.04 WHIP.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 09:57:00 PM

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