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Top 50 Fantasy Countdown: No. 49 Carlos Carrasco

Lindyssports.com Staff

February 28, 2017 at 1:54 pm.

Sep 17, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Photo Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 17, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Photo Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

CARLOS CARRASCO

THROWS: R

AGE: 30

TEAM: Cleveland

INDICATORS

Hits/9 8.2

BABIP .289

Walks/9 2.1         

FIP 3.72

Strikeouts/9 9.2

vs RHB .244

Strikeouts/BB 4.4

vs LHB .232

TWO-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE STATISTICS

W      L        ERA     G       GS      SV          IP              H          BB          K        WP

14      12      3.63     30      30        0          183.2         154         43         216     1.07   (2015)

11       8        3.32    25      25         0          146.1         134        34         150     1.15   (2016)

2016: A pair of injuries marred an otherwise strong season for Carrasco. He suffered a hamstring injury while covering first base and missed five weeks, and then a broken hand that ended his campaign in mid-September. Overall, his strikeout rate dipped (though it was still exceptional at 9.23 K/9) and his walks held steady.

Forecast: The various projection systems are in lockstep on Carrasco for 2017. The Steamer projections on FanGraphs tab him for a 3.32 ERA, 197 strikeouts and a 1.14 WHIP, while the Bill James Handbook predicts a 3.37 ERA, 193 strikeouts and a 1.16 WHIP. We’re more optimistic: The underrated Carrasco is a potential SP1 if everything breaks right. Highly recommended.

 

 

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