37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for D.J. Carrasco in 2015. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
D.J. Carrasco Contract Information:
Agreed to a two-year deal with the Mets in December 2010.
Carrasco was released by the Braves on Wednesday.
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|2010 (Multiple Teams)||33||MAJ||PIT/ARI||63||0||0||78.3||68||32||5||65||34||3||2||0||1||7||3.68||1.30|
|Career (View All)||290||24||0||493.7||526||247||45||315||199||24||21||2||–||–||4.50||1.47|
D.J. Carrasco Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2010 (Multiple Teams)||33||MAJ||PIT/ARI||63||0||78.3||7.47||3.91||1.91||0.57||1.36||72.2%||90.4 MPH||3.68||3.72||.288|
D.J. Carrasco: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for D.J. Carrasco.
Carrasco signed a two-year deal with the Mets last offseason and immediately proved that it was a poor move. He struggled almost from the start and wasn't much better after spending a month in the minors. Despite having a pitcher-friendly home park for half of his games in Chase Field, Carrasco had a 1.28 HR/9IP and his pitch-to-contact approach (4.93 K/9IP) led to a pounding courtesy of a .349 BABIP. Carrasco likely will spend most of 2012 at Triple-A Buffalo, unless he is waived first.
When the D-Backs traded Chris Snyder to the Pirates, Carrasco was part of the package they received in return. If you're looking for upside, spin again, but Carrasco has actually been a league average bullpen option over the last three seasons while spending most of that time in a couple of hitter-friendly home parks. He expressed a desire to get an opportunity to earn a rotation spot in August, but the D-Backs would be wise to keep him middle relief.
Versatility defined Carrasco’s 2009 season. He threw out of long relief, served as an eighth-inning setup man and made a spot start. Carrasco only saw one save opportunity and could not convert but he should serve as a jack-of-all trades once again, assuming he can find a new home before spring training begins after getting non-tendered by the White Sox in December.
Carrasco returned from a failed trip to Japan and a lost year at Triple-A to pitch well in a variety of roles in Ozzie Guillen's sometimes ill-defined bullpen. He keeps the ball down and his command has improved, so he could have a run as a seventh-inning guy or a long man. He's a long shot to ever close for more than a week.
Carrasco made nine more starts in 2005 than he had during his entire career. An emergency fill-in at first, Carrasco, at times, was Kansas City's most effective starter. More a testament to how bad Kansas City's starters were in 2005, Carrasco ended up with numbers close to his career norm, other than an extremely low strikeout rate (49 K in 114 IP). If he continues as a starter, he's not exactly an innings-eater, more a starts-eater. He won't kill a team if he pitches five innings or so, but then it's time to get the pen into action. He's on a career track as a back-of-the-bullpen swingman.
Carrasco, a Rule 5 selection from the Pirates, became a nice story for the Royals, not only earning a major role in the bullpen, but also more than holding his own after he jumped from Single-A. He tired midseason, bumping his numbers up a bit, but should be poised for a big year in 2004. He could get some considerations as a fifth starter, if needed, but he also has been mentioned as a fallback closer.
Rule V pick from the Pirates organization, could play a prominent role in the Royals' bullpen.