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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Carrasco worked 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a win over the Orioles.
Carrasco scattered six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He's now 4-0 on the year with a brilliant 2.31 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in 35 innings. Up next is a start at home against the Mariners. Apr 23 - 9:32 PM

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Carlos Carrasco allowed just three hits in seven shutout frames but had to settle for a no-decision against the Twins in Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

This one was a starting pitchers' duel that turned into a bullpen duel that wasn't decided until the 16th inning. Carrasco struck out seven batters, issued one free pass and surrendered just three singles. He was relieved after throwing 98 pitches and then the Indians went through eight more pitchers before the marathon concluded. His record holds at 3-0 as his ERA improves to 2.60 after four starts.
Apr 19 - 12:38 AM

Carlos Carrasco allowed one run on three hits in a 5-1 complete game win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

The one run came on a solo dinger off the bat of Leonys Martin, who also doubled in the ballgame. Carrasco punched out six batters and walked two while needing only 110 pitches to finish the game. He moves to 3-0 on the season and lowered his ERA from 5.40 to 3.48 after three starts. He has generated 14 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings. He will face the Twins on the road on Tuesday.
Apr 11 - 9:29 PM

Carlos Carrasco improved to 2-0 on the young season, limiting the Royals to two runs on five hits over six innings on Friday.

The right-hander struck out four while walking only one. Things didn't start out well, as the Royals struck for two runs in the top of the first inning, but Carrasco induced an inning-ending double play from Cheslor Cuthbert and went on rolling from there. He'll look to run his winning streak to three games when he takes on the Tigers on Wednesday.
Apr 6 - 7:11 PM

Carlos Carrasco escaped with a win over the Mariners despite serving up five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings on Saturday.

He struck out four batters without issuing a walk but gave up seven base hits, including home runs by Mitch Haniger and Nelson Cruz. Luckily opposing starter James Paxton was even worse for the Mariners. It wasn't the performance Carrasco's fantasy owners expected though they will take the win and look for better results on Friday against the Royals.
Mar 31 - 7:51 PM

Carlos Carrasco finished his spring on a rocky note on Monday, surrendering six runs on five hits over four innings of work against the Diamondbacks.

On the plus side, the right-hander was able to rack up seven strikeouts while walking two, but his miserable spring has to be at least mildly concerning. Jake Lamb tagged him for a solo homer in the second inning and Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run shot during a five-run uprising in the fourth. Carrasco finishes the spring with a 7.71 ERA and five home runs allowed over 18 2/3 innings, though his 23/6 K/BB ratio remains encouraging.
Mar 27 - 12:07 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that Carlos Carrasco (foot) is "fine."

Carrasco suffered a left foot contusion when he was struck by a comebacker in his Cactus League start Wednesday night against the Royals, but he showed up back to camp Thursday with no lingering issues. He struggled badly in that outing and holds a 6.14 ERA in 14 2/3 innings this spring, but the 31-year-old right-hander remains an upper-tier fantasy starter for the 2018 season.
Mar 22 - 1:57 PM

Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a left foot contusion.

Carrasco left his Cactus League start Wednesday night against the Royals after getting struck by a line drive in the top of the fifth inning. He had surrendered six earned runs on nine hits and a walk over 4 2/3 innings -- with no strikeouts -- so it might have been time to pull the plug anyway. The right-hander should be fine for his first turn in the Indians' regular-season rotation and remains an upper-tier fantasy starter.
Mar 22 - 12:17 AM

Carlos Carrasco left his Cactus League start against the Royals on Wednesday after a line drive hit him in the leg.

Carrasco was struggling mightily before getting struck in the leg by the line drive, giving up six runs and nine hits with zero strikeouts. We should find out shortly if the exit was purely precautionary or if there's some sort of bruise or contusion. He did walk off under his own power.
Mar 21 - 10:53 PM

Carlos Carrasco was hit hard by the Royals on Wednesday, giving up six runs in just 4 2/3 innings in his latest Cactus League start.

Carrasco breezed through the first three innings, but just didn't have it over the final two frames; giving up two homers and failing to miss bats. It's nice to get these type of outings out of the way when the games don't count. Carrasco is going in the top 40 of drafts in most formats, and his punchouts combined with solid ERA and WHIP suggest that's solid value for the right-hander.
Mar 21 - 10:42 PM

Carlos Carrasco gave up two runs in four innings against the Athletics on Friday in his latest Cactus League tuneup.

Both runs scored in the second inning. Carrasco fanned four and walked a pair. The soon-to-be 31-year-old had his best season yet in 2017 while reaching the 200-inning plateau for the first time. With his strikeout ability and steady control, he’s a no-doubt top-10 starting pitcher in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 16 - 10:29 PM

Carlos Carrasco dominated the Royals on Sunday in the Cactus League, striking out six in three shutout innings.

Carrasco has now struck out 10 over his last six innings in the Cactus League while allowing just one run. The soon-to-be 31-year-old is coming off his best full season as a member of the Indians, throwing 200 innings for the first time and striking out 226. There aren't many better at missing bats in the American League, and Carrasco should be among the best fantasy starters once again in 2018.
Mar 11 - 5:01 PM

Carlos Carrasco gave up one run but struck out four across two innings of work Tuesday versus the Reds.

Carrasco made a one-inning relief appearance last week in his spring debut and started this one, allowing two hits and a run on a Scooter Gennett homer but not walking anyone to go along with his four punchouts. He will enter the 2018 season as a top-10 fantasy starter.
Mar 6 - 5:26 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched extremely well in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, scattering three hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.

Carrasco racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking three. He got himself into a sticky situation in the sixth inning though, which prompted skipper Terry Francona to turn to Andrew Miller. The hard-throwing right-hander will get the ball again should the Indians dispatch of the Yankees and advance to the ALCS.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco shut out the Twins for 8 1/3 innings, striking out 14, to pick up his 18th win Thursday.

Carrasco tied Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber and Jason Vargas for the major league lead in victories. He would have come out after eight innings today, but he needed that one additional out to reach 200 innings for the first time in his career. He finishes with a 3.29 ERA and 226 strikeouts. He'll likely be placed fourth or fifth on a bunch of AL Cy Young ballots.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:19:00 PM

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