Carlos Carrasco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/21/1987 (35)
Carlos Carrasco Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Carlos Carrasco News
The New York Mets are picking up starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco's $14 million option for the 2023 season, according to general manager Billy Eppler. The Mets need all the starting pitching help they can with Jacob deGrom, Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker all hitting free agency this offseason. Carrasco, 35, finished his second full season in New York by going 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA (3.53 FIP), a 1.33 WHIP and a 152:41 K:BB in 152 innings pitched over his 29 starts. As of right now, Carrasco and Max Scherzer headline the Mets' starting rotation, and it remains to be seen if the Mets will be able to bring back perennial Cy Young candidate deGrom into the fold.
New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco could not come through in a big start Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk in three innings to the lowly Miami Marlins. Carrasco struck out two batters. He also took the loss, dropping his season record to 15-7. This is the fourth start in his last six that Carrasco couldn't go more than four innings. He has a decent 3.95 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 149 strikeouts in 148 innings this season, but that won't be much solace to fantasy managers and Mets fans.
New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was superb on Thursday as he struck out 11 batters in his club's 7-1 win over the Pirates. The veteran allowed one run on four hits while walking a pair in the 104-pitch effort as he took his record to 15-6 on the season. Carrasco retired the last eight batters he faced with his only hiccup on the scoreboard coming off a Michael Chavis RBI double in the second inning. He now holds a serviceable 3.70 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 143 K through 141 IP in his bounce back season as he sets his sights on the Brewers in his next matchup.
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.