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Portrait of D.J. Carrasco

D.J. Carrasco PBraves

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.3 4.37 1.37 27 2 1 0 0.0
Birth Date4-12-1977
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age37 years, 6 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
-0.52011
-0.22012
2013
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2003 KCA 26 50 2 80.3 8.3 72.0 6 5 2 4 0 0 355 82 44 43 8 119 40 36 7 57 4.82 4.72 5.54 3.6 0.3
2004 KCA 27 30 0 35.3 0.0 35.3 2 2 0 3 0 0 163 41 22 19 5 60 15 12 3 22 4.84 5.28 5.30 3.2 0.3
2005 KCA 28 21 20 114.7 113.3 1.3 6 8 0 0 8 1 511 129 67 61 11 188 51 49 6 49 4.79 4.94 6.34 -3.3 -0.4
2008 CHA 31 31 0 38.7 0.0 38.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 158 30 17 17 2 41 14 13 5 30 3.96 3.76 5.46 2.3 0.2
2009 CHA 32 49 1 93.3 4.0 89.3 5 1 0 1 0 0 405 103 42 39 5 140 29 25 2 62 3.76 3.51 3.94 19.4 2.0
2010 ARI 33 18 0 22.7 0.0 22.7 1 0 0 2 0 0 98 18 15 8 1 27 12 10 1 20 3.18 3.64 3.96 1.6 0.2
2010 PIT 33 45 0 55.7 0.0 55.7 2 2 0 2 0 0 232 50 24 24 4 73 22 21 4 45 3.88 3.82 4.10 1.9 0.2
2011 NYN 34 42 1 49.3 3.7 45.7 1 3 0 2 0 0 225 67 35 33 7 101 16 12 6 27 6.02 5.08 5.22 -4.3 -0.5
2012 NYN 35 4 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 6 3 3 2 14 0 0 1 3 7.36 9.41 9.63 -2.0 -0.2
Career29024493.7129.3364.3242121581216552626924745763199178353154.504.435.1522.42.1

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 WTT A- 13 1 31.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 WPT A- 18 4 51.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LYN A+ 2 0 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HIC A 27 0 40.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LYN A+ 8 0 10.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ALT AA 9 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 22 0 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 27 1 37.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LYN A+ 55 0 72.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 Pho Wnt 18 0 21.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 50 2 80.3 5.54 92 .263 .266 .330 .424 .262 .305 104 4.1 0.4 3.6 0.3
2004 KCA MLB 30 0 35.3 5.30 97 .279 .271 .332 .446 .262 .305 102 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2004 OMA AAA 32 1 56.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 21 20 114.7 6.34 71 .271 .266 .329 .421 .262 .299 104 -4.4 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2005 OMA AAA 11 3 27.7 3.29 130 .268 .285 .370 .475 .295 .360 76 6.7 0.6 6.7 0.6
2006 FKU npb 3 3 10.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .475 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TUC AAA 34 22 137.3 5.39 96 .295 .275 .341 .428 .260 .360 107 15.7 1.5 15.8 1.9
2007 LAG Wnt 4 4 17.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CHA MLB 31 0 38.7 5.46 92 .215 .270 .333 .427 .261 .262 107 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2008 CHR AAA 8 1 25.0 3.39 90 .233 .264 .325 .405 .257 .340 47 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2009 CHA MLB 49 1 93.3 3.94 124 .249 .265 .331 .422 .260 .320 107 19.4 2.0 19.4 2.0
2010 ARI MLB 18 0 22.7 3.96 103 .249 .260 .328 .407 .273 .266 93 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2010 PIT MLB 45 0 55.7 4.10 102 .256 .260 .323 .405 .266 .293 95 4.2 0.4 1.9 0.2
2011 NYN MLB 42 1 49.3 5.22 69 .315 .252 .311 .394 .259 .355 95 -4.5 -0.5 -4.3 -0.5
2011 BUF AAA 9 8 46.7 4.96 89 .255 .250 .315 .391 .247 .307 92 -0.6 -0.1 -1.9 -0.1
2012 NYN MLB 4 0 3.7 9.63 -39 .422 .226 .291 .354 .241 .333 94 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2012 SLU A+ 4 2 6.0 3.29 135 .060 .264 .322 .391 .253 .071 109 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 BUF AAA 2 0 3.0 7.60 37 .206 .251 .323 .381 .252 .111 106 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 GWN AAA 5 0 5.0 5.83 71 .361 .242 .321 .352 .246 .455 103 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1998 WTT A- 1 1 2 13 1 31.7 36 14 38 3 0% .000 10.2 4.0 0.9 10.8 1.58 5.39 0.0 0.0
1999 WPT A- 4 2 0 18 4 51.7 43 23 49 2 0% .000 7.5 4.0 0.3 8.5 1.28 2.96 0.0 0.0
1999 LYN A+ 0 1 0 2 0 5.7 9 3 4 0 0% .000 14.2 4.7 0.0 6.3 2.11 6.32 0.0 0.0
2000 LYN A+ 1 0 2 8 0 10.3 8 8 10 1 0% .000 7.0 7.0 0.9 8.7 1.55 3.50 0.0 0.0
2000 ALT AA 1 1 0 9 0 14.0 16 13 10 0 0% .000 10.3 8.4 0.0 6.4 2.07 8.36 0.0 0.0
2000 HIC A 5 4 6 27 0 40.3 35 20 40 0 0% .000 7.8 4.5 0.0 8.9 1.36 1.34 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 4 0 7 22 0 36.0 18 14 40 0 0% .000 4.5 3.5 0.0 10.0 0.89 1.50 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 2 2 1 27 1 37.0 34 25 35 2 0% .000 8.3 6.1 0.5 8.5 1.59 4.14 0.0 0.0
2002 Pho Wnt 2 0 2 18 0 21.0 15 7 24 0 0% .000 6.4 3.0 0.0 10.3 1.05 1.29 0.0 0.0
2002 LYN A+ 4 4 29 55 0 72.7 52 18 83 1 0% .287 6.4 2.2 0.1 10.3 0.96 1.61 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 6 5 2 50 2 80.3 82 40 57 8 50% .305 9.2 4.5 0.9 6.4 1.52 4.82 3.6 0.3
2004 OMA AAA 2 1 3 32 1 56.3 60 18 50 2 0% .352 9.6 2.9 0.3 8.0 1.39 3.20 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 2 2 0 30 0 35.3 41 15 22 5 56% .305 10.4 3.8 1.3 5.6 1.58 4.84 3.2 0.3
2005 OMA AAA 3 2 0 11 3 27.7 24 11 21 1 54% .360 7.8 3.6 0.3 6.8 1.26 2.27 6.7 0.6
2005 KCA MLB 6 8 0 21 20 114.7 129 51 49 11 55% .299 10.1 4.0 0.9 3.8 1.57 4.79 -3.3 -0.4
2006 FKU npb 0 3 0 3 3 10.3 22 10 9 3 0% .475 19.2 8.7 2.6 7.9 3.11 14.85 0.0 0.0
2007 TUC AAA 5 14 0 34 22 137.3 185 60 103 16 50% .360 12.1 3.9 1.0 6.8 1.78 6.69 15.8 1.9
2007 LAG Wnt 1 0 0 4 4 17.7 19 5 14 0 0% .322 9.7 2.5 0.0 7.1 1.36 2.03 0.0 0.0
2008 CHA MLB 1 0 0 31 0 38.7 30 14 30 2 55% .262 7.0 3.3 0.5 7.0 1.14 3.96 2.3 0.2
2008 CHR AAA 2 1 1 8 1 25.0 24 7 24 0 48% .340 8.6 2.5 0.0 8.6 1.24 2.88 5.1 0.5
2009 CHA MLB 5 1 0 49 1 93.3 103 29 62 5 49% .320 9.9 2.8 0.5 6.0 1.41 3.76 19.4 2.0
2010 ARI MLB 1 0 0 18 0 22.7 18 12 20 1 51% .266 7.1 4.8 0.4 7.9 1.32 3.18 1.6 0.2
2010 PIT MLB 2 2 0 45 0 55.7 50 22 45 4 48% .293 8.1 3.6 0.6 7.3 1.29 3.88 1.9 0.2
2011 BUF AAA 2 3 0 9 8 46.7 46 17 37 4 40% .307 8.9 3.3 0.8 7.1 1.35 3.47 -1.9 -0.1
2011 NYN MLB 1 3 0 42 1 49.3 67 16 27 7 45% .355 12.2 2.9 1.3 4.9 1.68 6.02 -4.3 -0.5
2012 BUF AAA 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 2 0 1 1 60% .111 6.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 0.67 3.00 -0.6 -0.1
2012 NYN MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 6 0 3 2 36% .333 14.7 0.0 4.9 7.4 1.64 7.36 -2.0 -0.2
2012 GWN AAA 1 0 0 5 0 5.0 10 5 3 0 45% .455 18.0 9.0 0.0 5.4 3.00 12.60 -0.4 -0.0
2012 SLU A+ 1 0 0 4 2 6.0 1 1 4 0 50% .071 1.5 1.5 0.0 6.0 0.33 0.00 1.2 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 599 0.5326 0.4465 0.8390 0.6113 0.2571 0.8974 0.6806 0.1610
2009 1427 0.5669 0.4831 0.8443 0.6502 0.2605 0.8954 0.6770 0.1557
2010 1222 0.5041 0.4521 0.7989 0.5990 0.3020 0.8970 0.6011 0.1993
2011 838 0.5084 0.4737 0.8539 0.6573 0.2840 0.9071 0.7265 0.1461
2012 60 0.5500 0.4333 0.8846 0.6970 0.1111 0.9565 0.3333 0.1154
Career41460.53140.46610.83270.63160.27480.89940.66020.1668

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-26 2012-05-05 15-DL 40 26 - Ankle Recovery From Sprain - -
2012-03-12 2012-03-26 Camp 14 0 - Ankle Sprain - -
2010-05-25 2010-06-06 DTD 12 11 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-09-22 2009-10-05 DTD 13 11 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-09-04 2005-09-29 DTD 25 24 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-07-13 2005-07-18 DTD 5 4 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2003-06-21 2003-06-30 DTD 9 8 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 NYN $1,200,000
2011 NYN $1,200,000
2010 PIT $950,000
2009 CHA $440,000
2004 KCA $320,500
2003 KCA $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$4,410,500
6 yrTotal$4,410,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 103 d2 years/$2.4M (2011-12)

Details
  • 2 years/$2.4M (2011-12). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/9/10. 11:$1.2M, 12:$1.2M. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 65, 75 relief appearances and 15 starts. DFA by NY Mets 5/17/12.
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2010). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/16/10 (minor-league contract). $0.3M in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for every 5 points from 50 to 105 (1 point for appearance of less than 2 innings, 2 points for appearance of 2 innings or more, 3 points for start). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 4/4/10. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/10. Non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009). Re-signed by White Sox 2/24/09. Non-tendered by White Sox 12/12/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by White Sox as a free agent 1/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by White Sox 7/9/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by Arizona as a free agent for 2007 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$4.3M (2006-07) (Japan). Signed 2-year contract (2006-07) with Fukuoka of Japan after KC sold his rights to the club 12/05. Released after 2006 season.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3205M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 2.6 1.7 0.7 35 3 53.8 45 15 39 4 .276 1.12 3.23 3.51 7.3 0.7
80o 2.3 1.5 0.6 31 3 47.6 43 15 35 4 .290 1.20 3.61 3.92 4.0 0.4
70o 2 1.4 0.5 28 3 43.3 41 14 32 4 .301 1.26 3.89 4.22 2.1 0.2
60o 1.8 1.2 0.4 26 2 39.7 39 13 29 4 .311 1.32 4.13 4.49 0.7 0.1
50o 1.6 1.2 0.4 24 2 36.4 37 13 27 4 .319 1.37 4.36 4.74 -0.5 -0.0
40o 1.5 1.1 0.3 22 2 33.2 35 12 24 3 .328 1.42 4.59 4.99 -1.4 -0.1
30o 1.3 1 0.3 19 2 29.9 33 11 22 3 .337 1.48 4.85 5.27 -2.2 -0.2
20o 1.1 0.8 0.2 17 2 26.0 30 10 19 3 .348 1.55 5.15 5.59 -2.9 -0.3
10o 0.8 0.7 0.2 14 1 20.9 26 9 15 3 .364 1.66 5.57 6.06 -3.4 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.61.10.423235.73612263.3171.354.334.71-0.3-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
18% 42% 20% 10% 69%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201538321483728124471048.3301.475.285.7410.23.05.91.3-0.7
20163932150375822549848.3251.434.655.069.83.05.91.0-0.1
20174032143364742140848.3321.485.145.5910.42.95.61.1-0.5
20184132144365722241748.3261.454.855.2710.03.05.71.0-0.3
20194222141262702137848.3261.485.105.5410.23.15.41.2-0.4
20204321034251591730748.3291.505.225.6710.53.05.31.2-0.4
20214421136254631932748.3301.525.195.6410.53.25.31.2-0.4
20224521136253631830748.3321.535.305.7610.73.15.11.2-0.5
20234621135252611830748.3291.515.335.7910.53.15.21.2-0.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
12.37.17.81.6out of baseballout of baseball28.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Hector Carrasco 2007 7.98
2 85 Ron Mahay 2008 3.76
3 84 Scott Schoeneweis 2011 0.00 DNP
4 84 Ben Weber 2007 0.00 DNP
5 84 Tim Worrell 2005 5.55
6 83 Chris Hammond 2003 3.29
7 83 Dennis Lamp 1990 5.20
8 83 Mike Jackson 2002 3.27
9 83 Bob Locker 1975 5.79 DNP
10 83 Steve Reed 2002 2.01
11 83 Mike Marshall 1980 6.40
12 82 Rheal Cormier 2004 3.56
13 82 David Weathers 2007 3.82
14 82 Mike Timlin 2003 3.98
15 82 Julian Tavarez 2010 0.00 DNP
16 82 Joe Borowski 2008 7.56
17 82 Mike Stanton 2004 3.86
18 82 Brian Sweeney 2011 0.00 DNP
19 82 Bill Campbell 1986 4.20
20 82 Ryan Franklin 2010 3.46
21 82 Dave Smith 1992 2.51
22 81 Buddy Groom 2003 5.36
23 81 Joey Eischen 2007 0.00 DNP
24 81 Hoyt Wilhelm 1960 4.22
25 81 Guillermo Mota 2011 3.81
26 81 Dave Giusti 1977 4.31
27 81 Roberto Hernandez 2002 5.02
28 80 Gary Lavelle 1986 0.00 DNP
29 80 Jay Howell 1993 2.47
30 80 Steve Howe 1995 5.33
31 80 Stu Miller 1965 2.04
32 80 Shawn Camp 2013 7.04
33 80 Al Worthington 1966 2.56
34 80 Brendan Donnelly 2009 2.84
35 79 Steve Farr 1994 6.99
36 79 Darren Oliver 2008 3.00
37 79 Todd Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
38 79 Matt Herges 2007 3.33
39 79 Ron Villone 2007 4.25
40 79 Dan Quisenberry 1990 16.20
41 79 J.C. Romero 2013 0.00 DNP
42 78 Marty Pattin 1980 4.04
43 78 Hisanori Takahashi 2012 5.90
44 78 Ron Reed 1980 4.45
45 78 Billy Taylor 1999 5.59
46 78 Clay Carroll 1978 2.25
47 78 Bobby Shantz 1963 3.18
48 78 Mark Hendrickson 2011 5.73
49 78 Terry Leach 1991 3.74
50 78 Mike Magnante 2002 6.91
51 78 Randy Choate 2013 2.29
52 78 Brian Fuentes 2013 0.00 DNP
53 78 Gene Garber 1985 3.79
54 78 Rich Gossage 1989 3.41
55 77 Jason Grimsley 2005 6.14
56 77 Paul Lindblad 1979 0.00 DNP
57 77 Scott Atchison 2013 5.36
58 77 Ellis Kinder 1952 3.04
59 77 Paul Assenmacher 1998 4.21
60 77 Kyle Farnsworth 2013 4.93
61 77 Larry Andersen 1990 2.16
62 77 Bud Byerly 1958 5.33
63 77 Diego Segui 1975 5.20 DNP
64 77 Tug McGraw 1982 4.54
65 77 Marv Grissom 1955 2.90
66 77 Greg Harris 1993 4.41
67 77 Tom Ferrick 1952 3.51
68 76 Jamey Wright 2012 4.66
69 76 Elmer Dessens 2008 22.50
70 76 Jason Isringhausen 2010 0.00 DNP
71 76 Grant Jackson 1980 3.04
72 76 John Franco 1998 3.90
73 76 Tom Martin 2007 4.91
74 76 Jose Mesa 2003 6.83
75 76 Arthur Rhodes 2007 0.00 DNP
76 76 Tom Burgmeier 1981 3.47
77 76 Trever Miller 2010 4.50
78 76 LaTroy Hawkins 2010 8.44
79 75 Joel Peralta 2013 3.91
80 75 Sparky Lyle 1982 5.18
81 75 Jamie Walker 2009 5.84
82 75 Miguel Batista 2008 6.97
83 75 Mike DeJean 2008 0.00 DNP
84 75 Ramon Hernandez 1978 0.00 DNP
85 75 Scott Eyre 2009 1.80
86 75 Dizzy Trout 1952 4.28
87 75 John Halama 2009 0.00 DNP
88 75 Juan Berenguer 1992 6.00
89 75 Mike Maddux 1999 3.92
90 75 Allie Reynolds 1954 3.81
91 74 Anthony Telford 2003 0.00 DNP
92 74 Tom Candiotti 1995 4.40
93 74 Jim Corsi 1999 4.58
94 74 Early Wynn 1957 4.76
95 74 Rick Reuschel 1986 4.42
96 74 Sal Maglie 1954 3.53
97 74 Don McMahon 1967 2.39
98 74 Warren Spahn 1958 3.30
99 74 Jason Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
100 73 Vic Raschi 1956 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Veteran D.J. Carrasco made five minor-league appearances before Atlanta released him.
2012 While Carrasco was a mop-up guy in 2011, more often than not he left a bigger mess than when he entered. Lefties hit him hard, righties hit him hard. He actually pitched worse at Citi Field, and at no point was there ever really a run of effectiveness that made anyone feel he was figuring anything out, as he has decent velocity but everything he throws could be best described as flat. The Mets are stuck with him in 2012, but at $1.2 million, cutting bait isn't the most painful thing in the world.
2011 Armed with a decent sinker and a hard slider, Carrasco induces grounders with the best of them, but has stepped up his game in the strikeout department of late. Better suited for middle relief than setting up or closing, he made great strides last season again southpaws, against whom he has historically struggled. In 2009, opposite-handed hitters mashed Carrasco to the tune of a .317/.392/.463 line, but he held them to just .260/.333/.375 last year. Relievers are fickle by nature, given the minuscule sample sizes associated with their roles, but if Carrasco can continue to keep lefty hitters at bay, his remaining two years under team control make him an attractive relief option. Despite the potential, the Snakes non-tendered him.
2010 Carrasco is rubber-armed enough for the middle-relief role, but he does have his issues. With a 90-92 mph fastball and solid slider, Carrasco has decent enough stuff, and his low three-quarters arm angle makes him hell on right-handers, who had a sub-.300 on-base percentage and just one homer in 203 at-bats against him. Unfortunately, lefties teed off a bit, hitting him at a .317/.392/.463 that argues for him to be spotted carefully with a close lead or mop up when down by a lot—which is exactly how Ozzie did use him.
2009 Prior to last year, Carrasco hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2005 and was lit up as a starter in the Pacific Coast League in 2007. Signed to a minor league deal last January, he pitched well in relief for Triple-A Charlotte to start the year, earned a July promotion, and posted a 2.45 ERA in his first 21 appearances before turning back into a pumpkin in September. Carrasco’s ground-ball tendencies would seem to make him a solid middle-relief option, but his career path suggests the White Sox would be foolish to expect much out of him in 2009, and they have plenty of young ground-balling starters in the system who could be converted for the same purpose.
2005 The Royals' Rule 5 pick after the 2002 season seems to have found his level; unfortunately it's that of a slightly-above-replacement-level reliever. Carrasco's ability to drop down against right-handed hitters laredo-style does give him some value vs. righties, but left-handed hitters have a career line of .300/.412/.440 against him, with more walks (38) than strikeouts (31). A rising G/F ratio is the only reason to hope he might have better years ahead.

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DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In GameThe ESPN2 crew is debating holding back Jenks with a four- (now five-) run lead with an eye towards letting him go two tomorrow. It seems to make sense--he pitched yesterday, so if you use him today you might not get much from him tomorrow, and heaven knows we've pounded the idea of using your best reliever in better situations than +5 in the ninth.

But.

The rest of the Sox pen--D.J. Carrasco is throwing--is bad enough that the chance that if you start the inning with one of them, you might have to go to Jenks anyway is reasonably high, say 35%, and you'd be going to him with a chance to lose the game. If this was Linebrink, who's gone 1 2/3, I'd say fine. It's not. I think you may have to use Jenks.

I'm conflicted. (Joe Sheehan)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, D.J. Carrasco threw 4,088 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Cutter (88mph) and Curve (78mph), also mixing in a Sinker (89mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (86mph).