Carlos Carrasco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/21/1987 (34)
Carlos Carrasco Season Stats
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Carlos Carrasco News
New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (hamstring), currently on the 60-day injured list, recently received a PRP injection in his leg because he wasn't able to strengthen it the way he wanted. This explains why Carrasco is no longer throwing off a mound, as reported on Wednesday. Although the Mets claim that Carrasco did not suffer a setback, it is hard to characterize this as anything else. There remains no firm timeline for Carrasco's return. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor this situation and temper expectations regarding what production, if any, they may get from him in 2021.
New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (hamstring), currently on the 60-day injured list, began throwing off a mound last week but is now no longer doing so. Manager Luis Rojas claims that Carrasco did not suffer a setback or reinjury, but that, instead, the focus is on strengthening his hamstring. There remains no timeline for Carrasco's return. Carrasco was initially expected to return to the Mets around the week of May 9. Instead, he remains weeks, if not months, away from a return to the rotation. Carrasco has yet to throw a single pitch for the New York Mets, after being traded from Cleveland in the off-season. Carrasco had a solid 2020 with the Indians posting a 2.91 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched. At this point, with the continued delays in his recovery timeline, one has to wonder whether Carrasco will even pitch in 2021. If Carrasco eventually returns to the injury-ravaged Mets rotation, he should slot in as their SP2. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor this situation. That said, if Carrasco is taking up a roster spot in redraft formats, fantasy managers wouldn't be crazy to look elsewhere for some production.
New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (hamstring), currently on the 60-day injured list, still has not started throwing off a mound. He is merely playing catch at this point. As a result, Carrasco, initially expected to return to the Mets around the week of May 9, remains weeks away from a return to the rotation. Ugh. This is yet another frustrating setback in Carrasco's return timeline. Carrasco has yet to throw a single pitch for the New York Mets, after being traded from Cleveland in the off-season. Carrasco had a solid 2020 with the Indians posting a 2.91 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched. When Carrasco eventually returns to the injury-ravaged Mets rotation, he should slot in as their SP2. Of course, fantasy managers should continue to monitor this situation. Every time it appears his return is close, the timeline gets pushed back by weeks further adversely impacting Carrasco's fantasy value, particularly in redraft formats.
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.