Carlos Carrasco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/21/1987 (34)
Carlos Carrasco Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Carlos Carrasco News
The New York Mets announced in a tweet on Wednesday that starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (elbow) "underwent successful surgery yesterday to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow." In the same tweet, the Mets wrote that Carrasco "will resume baseball activities later this winter." Acquired as part of the Francisco Lindor trade, the veteran pitched to a 6.04 ERA and a 5.22 FIP in 53.2 innings while striking out 50 batters and surrendering 18 walks in his first season in New York.
New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco endured a nightmare of a season in 2021, and his final start on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves was no different. Carrasco allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings of work, taking the loss in the 6-5 defeat which drops his record for the year to 1-5. He finishes with a 6.04 ERA in 53 2/3 innings and two quality starts in 14 attempts. He won't be a popular draft pick in 2022, but he may be worth a flier on pedigree alone.
New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco (thumb) was removed from Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies early with a thumb issue. He hurt his thumb after fouling off a pitch during his second at-bat. The Mets right-hander was removed after 82 pitches. Carrasco allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings before exiting. He was tagged with his third loss of the season. Carrasco was hurt by the long ball and surrendered solo shots to Phillies infielder Jean Segura. The severity of the 34-year-old's thumb issue is unknown at this time, and Carrasco is considered day-to-day. Stay tuned.
Carlos Carrasco returned to form in 2020 following a battle with Leukemia in 2019 which limited him to just 80 innings pitched that season. In 2020 with Cleveland, Carrasco posted a 2.91 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and struck out 82 batters in 62 IP over 12 starts. His underlying 2020 pitching metrics largely mirrored his 2018 metrics when he struck out 231 batters over 192 IP and posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. This included a 29.3% strikeout rate (top-23% of MLB), as well as an overall exit velocity, barrel rate, and launch angle allowed which were right around or slightly below his 2018 numbers. Managers may be leery of Carrasco's uncharacteristic 2020 walk rate of 9.6% (up from 4.7% and 5.5% in 2019 and 2018, respectively). Don't be. This walk rate increase resulted from a 24 IP span in August in which he walked 15 batters. Carrasco appeared to right the ship in September when he only allowed 10 free passes over 32 IP. Heading into 2021, Carrasco should see a bump to his fantasy ceiling pitching for the New York Mets. If Carrasco can remain healthy, he should provide managers with 170-190 IP, elite ratios, along with, dare we say, 15 or more wins now that the Mets have added Francisco Lindor to the lineup and bolstered their bullpen with Trevor May. Should Carrasco maintain his excellent strikeout rate, courtesy of a slider, changeup, and curveball which all had whiff rates north of 34% in 2020, he should post 200+ strikeouts in 2021. With an ADP of 69, Carrasco projects as a high-end fantasy SP2 despite the move to the more competitive N.L. East.