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Carlos Carrasco PIndians

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
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Birth Date3-21-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight224 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 5 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 CLE MLB 5 5 22.3 0 4 0 40 11 11 6 103 16.1 4.4 2.4 4.4 48% .405 2.28 7.12 8.87 106 6.13 131.6 -0.1
2010 CLE MLB 7 7 44.7 2 2 0 47 14 38 6 107 9.5 2.8 1.2 7.7 57% .318 1.37 4.10 3.83 84 4.03 91.0 0.6
2011 CLE MLB 21 21 124.7 8 9 0 130 40 85 15 100 9.4 2.9 1.1 6.1 51% .293 1.36 4.31 4.62 104 4.81 111.7 0.4
2013 CLE MLB 15 7 46.7 1 4 0 64 18 30 4 98 12.3 3.5 0.8 5.8 50% .364 1.76 4.12 6.75 102 4.95 118.5 -0.1
2014 CLE MLB 40 14 134.0 8 7 1 103 29 140 7 104 6.9 1.9 0.5 9.4 54% .274 0.99 2.46 2.55 73 2.34 57.3 3.9
2015 CLE MLB 30 30 183.7 14 12 0 154 43 216 18 105 7.5 2.1 0.9 10.6 53% .304 1.07 2.80 3.63 72 2.51 58.6 5.6
2016 CLE MLB 25 25 146.3 11 8 0 134 34 150 21 112 8.2 2.1 1.3 9.2 50% .289 1.15 3.67 3.32 80 3.01 66.7 3.9
2017 CLE MLB 32 32 200.0 18 6 0 173 46 226 21 105 7.8 2.1 0.9 10.2 47% .307 1.10 3.08 3.29 74 2.79 59.4 6.2
2018 CLE MLB 32 30 192.0 17 10 0 173 43 231 21 105 8.1 2.0 1.0 10.8 48% .315 1.13 2.97 3.38 79 2.91 65.1 5.3
CareerMLB2071711094.379621101827811271191058.42.31.09.350%.3061.183.333.71813.1872.225.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2005 LWD A SAL 13 13 62.7 1 7 0 78 28 46 11 85 11.2 4.0 1.6 6.6 43% .330 1.69 5.90 7.03 0 0.00 0.0
2005 BAT A- NYP 4 4 15.3 0 3 0 29 5 12 8 73 17.1 2.9 4.7 7.1 35% .382 2.22 10.02 13.53 0 0.00 0.0
2006 LWD A SAL 26 26 159.1 12 6 0 103 65 159 6 81 5.8 3.7 0.3 9.0 51% .260 1.06 3.19 2.26 0 0.00 0.0
2007 CLR A+ FSL 12 12 69.7 6 2 0 49 22 53 8 100 6.3 2.8 1.0 6.8 47% .218 1.02 4.48 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
2007 REA AA EAS 14 13 70.3 6 4 0 65 46 49 9 112 8.3 5.9 1.2 6.3 38% .264 1.58 5.70 4.86 0 0.00 0.0
2008 REA AA EAS 20 19 114.7 7 7 0 109 45 109 13 107 8.6 3.5 1.0 8.6 47% .308 1.34 4.12 4.32 0 0.00 0.0
2008 LEH AAA INT 6 6 36.7 2 2 0 37 13 46 1 88 9.1 3.2 0.2 11.3 50% .353 1.36 2.31 1.72 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CLE MLB AL 5 5 22.3 0 4 0 40 11 11 6 103 16.1 4.4 2.4 4.4 48% .405 2.28 7.12 8.87 106 6.13 131.6
2009 COH AAA INT 6 6 42.3 5 1 0 31 7 36 3 112 6.6 1.5 0.6 7.7 40% .233 0.90 2.86 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
2009 LEH AAA INT 20 20 114.7 6 9 0 118 38 112 14 105 9.3 3.0 1.1 8.8 43% .315 1.36 3.96 5.18 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CLE MLB AL 7 7 44.7 2 2 0 47 14 38 6 107 9.5 2.8 1.2 7.7 57% .318 1.37 4.10 3.83 84 4.03 91.0
2010 COH AAA INT 25 25 150.3 10 6 0 139 46 133 16 108 8.3 2.8 1.0 8.0 49% .291 1.23 3.96 3.65 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CLE MLB AL 21 21 124.7 8 9 0 130 40 85 15 100 9.4 2.9 1.1 6.1 51% .293 1.36 4.31 4.62 104 4.81 111.7
2011 AKR AA EAS 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 85 9.8 7.4 2.5 7.4 58% .273 1.91 8.58 9.82 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CLE MLB AL 15 7 46.7 1 4 0 64 18 30 4 98 12.3 3.5 0.8 5.8 50% .364 1.76 4.12 6.75 102 4.95 118.5
2013 COH AAA INT 16 14 71.7 3 1 1 59 21 79 6 101 7.4 2.6 0.8 9.9 45% .285 1.12 3.21 3.14 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CLE MLB AL 40 14 134.0 8 7 1 103 29 140 7 104 6.9 1.9 0.5 9.4 54% .274 0.99 2.46 2.55 73 2.34 57.3
2015 CLE MLB AL 30 30 183.7 14 12 0 154 43 216 18 105 7.5 2.1 0.9 10.6 53% .304 1.07 2.80 3.63 72 2.51 58.6
2016 CLE MLB AL 25 25 146.3 11 8 0 134 34 150 21 112 8.2 2.1 1.3 9.2 50% .289 1.15 3.67 3.32 80 3.01 66.7
2016 AKR AA EAS 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 7 1 6 1 100 15.8 2.3 2.3 13.5 55% .600 2.00 4.35 2.25 73 2.18 48.4
2017 CLE MLB AL 32 32 200.0 18 6 0 173 46 226 21 105 7.8 2.1 0.9 10.2 47% .307 1.10 3.08 3.29 74 2.79 59.4
2018 CLE MLB AL 32 30 192.0 17 10 0 173 43 231 21 105 8.1 2.0 1.0 10.8 48% .315 1.13 2.97 3.38 79 2.91 65.1
2018 AKR AA EAS 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 79 2.3 2.3 0.0 9.0 43% .143 0.50 2.81 0.00 93 3.84 81.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 395 0.4937 0.4456 0.8352 0.6410 0.2550 0.9120 0.6471 0.1648
2010 675 0.5244 0.4563 0.7532 0.6017 0.2960 0.8638 0.5053 0.2468
2011 1867 0.5270 0.4730 0.8052 0.6209 0.3080 0.8740 0.6507 0.1948
2013 779 0.4788 0.5160 0.8184 0.6810 0.3645 0.9134 0.6554 0.1816
2014 1947 0.5044 0.5018 0.7124 0.6365 0.3648 0.8384 0.4886 0.2876
2015 2765 0.4687 0.5146 0.7098 0.6620 0.3846 0.8427 0.5080 0.2902
2016 2230 0.4839 0.4910 0.7269 0.6413 0.3501 0.8483 0.5186 0.2731
2017 3033 0.4837 0.4840 0.7016 0.6278 0.3493 0.8447 0.4607 0.2984
2018 2870 0.4617 0.4916 0.6641 0.6098 0.3903 0.8515 0.4129 0.3359
Career165610.48640.49170.72360.63420.35590.85420.50820.2764

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-29 2013-06-29 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-04-25 2013-04-25 Minors 0 0 Right Forearm Contusion - -
2012-03-15 2012-10-04 60-DL 203 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-09-21 -
2011-08-04 2011-09-29 60-DL 56 54 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-09-21 -
2011-04-25 2011-05-10 15-DL 15 12 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2010-07-26 2010-08-07 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-07-20 2010-07-20 Minors 0 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2009-10-01 2009-10-01 DTD 0 0 Thigh Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-06-28 2008-07-11 Minors 13 0 Right Shoulder Stiffness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2023 CLE $3,000,000
2022 CLE $12,000,000
2021 CLE $12,000,000
2020 CLE $10,250,000
2019 CLE $9,750,000
2018 CLE $8,000,000
2017 CLE $6,500,000
2016 CLE $4,500,000
2015 CLE $2,337,500
2014 CLE $504,700
2013 CLE $490,000
2012 CLE $488,500
2011 CLE $415,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$23,236,500
2018Current$9,750,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$32,986,500
4 yrFuture$37,250,000
13 yrTotal$70,236,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 147 dACES4 years/$47M (2019-22), 2023 option

Details
  • 4 years/$47M (2019-22), plus 2023 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 12/6/18, replacing option seasons in previous deal. 19:$9.75M, 20:$10.25M, 21:$12M, 22:$12M, 23:$14M club option ($3M buyout). 2023 option guaranteed with 170 innings pitched in 2022 and if Carrasco is expected to be healthy entering 2023 season. 2020 salary increases $2M for 2019 Cy Young award, $1M for second or third in 2019 Cy Young vote, $0.75M for fourth or fifth in 2019 Cy Young, $0.5M for sixth through 10th in 2019 Cy Young vote, with a minimum of two votes received. Subsequent salaries may increase up to $3M using same Cy Young formula. Assignment bonus: $3M with trade during 2019 season. $1M with trade after 2019 season.
  • 4 years/$22M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 club options. Signed extension with Cleveland 4/6/15, expanding one-year contract for $2.3375M signed 1/15/15, avoiding arbitration. 15:$2.3375M, 16:$4.5M, 17:$6.5M, 18:$8M, 19:$9M club option ($0.6625M buyout), 20:$9.5M club option ($0.6625M buyout). Club options may increase by $4M each based on finishes in Cy Young voting. (Fourth-place finish in 2017 Cy Young vote increased 2019 option by $0.75M to $9.75M.) Cleveland exercised 2019 option at $9.75M 10/30/18.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Renewed by Cleveland 3/11/13. DFA by Cleveland 7/7/13 (optional assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.4885M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4158M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/1/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/18/08. Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/23/09. Optioned 3/30/09. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/09 (Cliff Lee deal). Recalled 9/1/09.
  • Signed by Philadelphia 2003 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $0.3M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 14.2 6.3 0 29 29 191.2 149 46 209 19 .272 1.02 2.31 2.74 50.3 5.5
80o 13.9 6.7 0 29 29 185.2 152 47 203 19 .282 1.07 2.60 3.06 44.4 4.8
70o 13.7 7 0 29 29 180.9 154 47 198 20 .289 1.11 2.81 3.29 40.1 4.4
60o 13.5 7.2 0 29 29 177.3 156 48 194 20 .295 1.15 2.99 3.49 36.4 4.0
50o 13.3 7.5 0 29 29 174.0 157 48 190 20 .301 1.18 3.16 3.68 32.9 3.6
40o 13.1 7.7 0 29 29 170.7 159 49 187 20 .307 1.21 3.34 3.86 29.6 3.2
30o 12.9 8 0 29 29 167.2 160 49 183 20 .313 1.25 3.52 4.07 25.8 2.8
20o 12.7 8.3 0 29 29 163.2 162 50 178 21 .321 1.29 3.73 4.3 21.5 2.3
10o 12.3 8.7 0 29 29 157.6 164 50 172 21 .331 1.36 4.04 4.64 15.2 1.7
Weighted Mean13.37.402929174.11564819020.3001.173.153.6633.33.6

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Jason. Please rank the folowing SPs for the rest of the season (head-to-head, standard 5x5 cats): Colby Lewis, Jeff Niemann, Carlos Carrasco, and Josh Collmenter.
(Dennis from LA)
Lewis, Carrasco, Niemann, Collmenter (can't stay this lucky) (Jason Collette)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Indians, and to a lesser extent the Pirates, have a good chance to be divisional contenders next year as well?
(bigcity from NY)
Based on the divisions they're in: definitely. Indians still need another SP or two to take another step forward, but I like where they're at as a unit. Carlos Carrasco is a big key for me. He's turning into a very good SP. Plus as good as their bullpen is, Nick Hagadone's been good and Adam Miller's pitching again at AA which is a great story to root for (his Twitter avatar is a picture of the finger)

Pirates, I say 2013 could look really good. Cole, Tallion in the rotation: They have a system filled with mid-back of the rotation arms who could fill what they already have at the big league level. And you know what? I kinda like James McDonald. Not as an ace, but as a solid big league starter.

Cleveland's in a great spot because they'll be there right before KC's guys start to really make an impact, CHW is aging. Twins are, well, I respect the hell out of them because they just defy some logic and grind out every pitch. (Mike Ferrin)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)So good prospect + solid minor league season at AAA at 23 + solid end to the season in 7 starts = I don't like how the confirmation bias is winning out on that one? Yes, TINSTAAPP, but are you really using just his first 5 ML starts, at 22, to knock him at the same time you say you can't use a small time-frame? And yes, false-ish, or a medium would probably be appropriate.
(Chad from Cleveland)
You're not reading what I'm writing. I am not knocking Carlos Carrasco in any way. I am simply saying that just like his 5 bad starts last year didn't tell us much, his 7 good starts this season don't tell us much. I need to see a full season from him to really form an opinion. This is not negative. I just don't know what to think of him yet and refuse to just assume that 7 good starts last year, coupled with a solid minor league pedigree, means he is legit. That's literally all I am saying. I hope he is good next year, but I cannot say with confidence that he will be, because he has not done enough at the major league level to convince me. (Eric Seidman)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Beno Udrih: great point guard, or the greatest point guard?
(Ken from The Sconnie Office)
I don't know enough about Carlos Carrasco to answer this question. (Eric Seidman)
2010-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can the Indians be contenders in 2011? 2012?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
The trouble with the Indians is going to be the pitching. Who knows when Jason Knapp will show up in the majors? Alex White looks good at Double-A but I'm not sure he's going to be able to do it alone. Until that problem is solved I think the Indians will struggle a bit. Don't even get me started on Carlos Carrasco. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Similar to Kane County question, who beyond Santana gives me a reason to walk one block to see the Clippers this summer?
(w friend from columbus)
Carlos Carrasco, Jeanmar Gomez, Hector Rondon and others await your visit. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)I'm seriously dying over here for some Carlos Carrasco info. DYING! Tell me he can still be a #2 or #3 in Cleveland
(Felicity from Rancho Cucomonga)
I can't tell you that. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-24 16:30:00 (link to chat)great work on your "royal" piece; following on that note, if after the season is over, the following scenario appears: Ryan Howard and Carlos Carrasco for Greinke and Kila: a) who do you think is getting the better deal? b)Would the Royals think they are getting the better deal?
(mo from las vegas)
Carrasco's stock has fallen precipitously lately and Kila, though highly touted, is certainly unproven, so you're basically asking if Moore would trade Greinke for Ryan Howard. I know many KC fans think negatively about Moore but there is no way even he would make that move. (Eric Seidman)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, no Carlos Carrasco on your fast-rising prospects? He might be the best one of them all. He's better at AAA than AA, a great sign.
(Will from Conshohocken (PA))
I'm assuming this is a reference to the recent Sports Illustrated piece...Will, that addressed prospects on teams out of the race this season, so Carrasco didn't qualify. I do like him--caught his inning at the Futures Game and was impressed. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone seems down on Carlos Carrasco. The fact that he was only 20 last year and reached AA has to count for something, doesn't it? Will his flaws be ironed out with more innings, or do you see his upside as being limited?
(JM from MD)
It does count for something, but so does his stuff and production. He just doesn't miss a ton of bats, nor have to stuff to project as a big time star. Very good prospect, don't get me wrong -- But I think he's a No. 3, borderline No. 2 in a perfect world. (Kevin Goldstein)


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