Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:51:36 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco, who was one of the most dominant pitchers in the league down the stretch last year (1.30 ERA with 78 walks and 11 K's in 69 innings), used his slider much more last season. The slider re-emerged when Carrasco was banished to the bullpen last year. He had thrown it just 12.7% of the time in April, but it went up to 19.8% in May, 25% in June and 21.2% in August and 29.4% in September. "When he came back from surgery (in '13), the slider wasn't quite the same as it was before, so he stayed away from it more than he had in the past," pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. "Last year, he really found that slider again -- that power slider where he really trusted that it was going to get down and away."
Fantasy Tip: As Castrovince mentions in his piece, Carrasco is set up to be the team's next pitching star beside Corey Kluber. You have to love the way Carrasco finished up his 2014 campaign. If he can carry that momentum into this season, he'll be one of the best value picks late in drafts, and he could be the X-factor for your fantasy pitching staff.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:32:34 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2,337,500 million deal Thursday, Jan. 15.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:35:42 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is one of four pitchers with a rotation spot heading into spring training, general manager Chris Antonetti indicated Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:35:03 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SP Gavin Floyd was given a spot in the rotation after inking a one-year, $4 million deal Tuesday, Dec. 16. General manager Chris Antonetti said Floyd owns one of four rotation spots along with SPs Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:39:56 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco took the loss Saturday, Sept. 28, allowing one earned run and four hits while striking out 10 over 7 2/3 innings.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:25 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco warmed up only five minutes before his start Wednesday, Sept. 17, before throwing the first two-hit shutout of his career while striking out 12. It has become his new approach before games, avoiding long bullpen sessions before he takes the mound. Carrasco learned how to get warm quickly after spending three months as a reliever, and he's 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA in eight starts since rejoining the rotation in August.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:38:46 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hit shutout and struck out a career-high 12 Houston Astros hitters Wednesday, Sept. 17. He is 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA in eight starts since rejoining the rotation Aug. 10. He has 59 strikeouts and seven walks in 54 innings during that stretch.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:08:09 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco threw five shutout innings and struck out four to beat the New York Yankees Sunday, Aug. 10. He pitched from the stretch the entire game and registered 96 mph on his first pitch.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:25:15 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco will start Sunday, Aug. 10, against the New York Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco has only started four games this season. He is winless and has a 6.95 ERA as a starter. Starting Carrasco Sunday is unadvised.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:06:51 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin will move to the bullpen. The team doesn't yet have a starter against the New York Yankees for Sunday, Aug. 10, but SP Carlos Carrasco is an option.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco has been good in relief for the Indians, and this would likely just be a spot start with an off-day Monday. If you're looking to stream, Carrasco would be a pretty risky option against the Yanks.