2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Carlos Carrasco
Colby Conway dives deep into the numbers to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Cleveland Indians starter during the 2019 MLB season.
Carlos Carrasco continues to be an excellent pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, posting a 17-10 record with a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 2018. Despite landing on the disabled list in June of last season, Carrasco still made 32 appearances (30 starts) in the regular season, marking the second straight season he topped 190 innings of work. While not carrying the big name appeal of a Max Scherzer or Clayton Kershaw , Carrasco has been one of the better fantasy starting pitchers in the game, especially over the past two seasons. See for yourself:
Despite having some filthy pitches, Carrasco does an excellent job of keeping his walk rate low. Pitchers with a nasty arsenal often deal with command issues, as it’s hard to keep all of that movement in the strike zone; however, Carrasco’s repertoire generates a healthy number of swinging strikes without the elevated walk rate. To illustrate this point, there were only three qualified starting pitchers in all of baseball with a K/9...