|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||140.00||8.00||10.00||0.00||4.11||1.35||98.00||45.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Minnesota|| 8.2||0||1|| 4.15||0||5||8|
|vs LHB|| 36.2||0||0|| 3.19||0||11||30|
|vs RHB|| 40.1||0||0|| 3.35||0||7||41|
|08/21/2014||Jeff Samardzija, SP OAK|
Josh Hamilton, LF LAA
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|Jake Arrieta, SP CHC|
Shane Greene, SP NYY
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
|08/21/2014||Wei-Yin Chen, SP BAL|
Trevor Plouffe, 3B MIN
Jordy Mercer, SS PIT
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
Dustin Ackley, LF SEA
|Domonic Brown, LF PHI|
Brandon Crawford, SS SF
Jeff Samardzija, SP OAK
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Ben Revere, CF PHI
|08/20/2014||Scott Downs, RP KC|
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
|Chris Taylor, SS SEA|
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Carlos Carrasco on the verge of breakthrough? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/18/14) Way back in 2011, I liked Carlos Carrasco as a sleeper in Fantasy. He was arguably the top player to come over from the Phillies in the Cliff Lee deal and had just put together a 3.83 ERA over seven starts as a September callup the year before.
Back then, he averaged more than 93 mph on his fastball, according to BrooksBaseball.net, which is impressive in its own right. But in Saturday's start against the Orioles, he averaged 97.1.
That's Yordano Ventura-type stuff, which is as good as it gets among starting pitchers.
Granted, velocity isn't everything, but a pitcher who consistently throws strikes with that kind of stuff will go a long way in this game. In two starts since rejoining the starting rotation, Carrasco has issued zero walks in 12 innings.
He's healthy for once and still has room to grow at age 27. And I need only point to Jake Arrieta as an example of a pitcher who figured it out later in his career. If you've already missed out Mike Fiers in your league, I'd say Carrasco is worth a flier.
|Carlos Carrasco tosses strong start against Baltimore |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco tossed a great start against the Orioles Saturday.
Carrasco allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings of work. He struck out five and did not issue any walks. Carrasco gave up a leadoff single to open the game, but was able to pitch around it. All three of his hits came against the leadoff hitter in the first three innings. Despite those issues, Carrasco was able to get through the first three innings unscathed. He added an additional four scoreless innings before he was removed from the game.
With the win, Carrasco improved to 5-4. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start.
|Carlos Carrasco remains in rotation; will start Saturday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/12/14) Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco will remain in the rotation moving forward, after shining in his start against the Yankees Sunday.
Carrasco, who tossed five scoreless innings in his last outing, will start Saturday's game against the Orioles. Carrasco was considered a candidate to be skipped due to the team having two off days this week, but will be kept on turn.
|Carlos Carrasco outstanding in return to rotation |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/10/14) Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco tossed five scoreless innings in his return to the rotation Sunday, leading Cleveland to a 4-1 win against the Yankees. He allowed two hits and no walks, while striking out four.
Carrasco (4-4) allowed just two singles and retired the last 11 batters he faced. He made his first start Sunday since being banished to the bullpen in late April. He had gone 0-12 in his previous 17 starts since 2011, according to The Associated Press.
''When you play the Yankees, you feel it in your body,'' Carrasco said. ''You want to throw a shutout.''
The Indians have two off days this week, which means Carrasco might be skipped in the rotation.
|Carlos Carrasco set to start Sunday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/7/14) Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco will earn a start on Sunday against the Yankees, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The move could be temporary, since the Indians have two off days next week. Carrasco has made four starts this season. He owns a 3.88 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 65 innings of work.
|Carlos Carrasco looked to make a victorious comeback from 2011 Tommy John surgery last season, but having lost out to Scott Kazmir for the final spot in the Indians' rotation in spring training, he was a forgotten man for much of the year. Carrasco pitched mostly at Triple-A Columbus, where he compiled a 3.14 ERA over 71 2/3 innings, but he didn't carry over that success to his big league appearances. The one-time Phillies prospect struggled his way to a 1-4 record and 6.75 ERA with Cleveland, pitching in both starting and relief roles. This spring, Carrasco is the leading contender to win the Indians' final rotation spot, though MLB.com reports that Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer are likely to be in the mix as well. He hasn't had much success as a major leaguer, but he has fared well during his time in the Indians' minor league system. There is enough upside here to make a late-round gamble worthwhile in AL-only leagues.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/22/14||HOU||7:05 pm||Brad Peacock|
|8/23/14||HOU||7:05 pm||Collin McHugh|
|8/24/14||HOU||1:05 pm||Brett Oberholtzer|
|8/26/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|8/27/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
|8/28/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||John Danks|
|8/29/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
= probable start