Several months back, I wrote about Carlos Carrasco’s potential as a member of the Indians’ rotation going forward. The basic takeaway: the guy can be really good, so long as he limits his homerun rate. He strikes guys out, doesn’t walk many, and seems to be one of the more effective options for the Indians rotation for the next several years. He just seems to let up too many home runs.
In fact, look at these strikeout and walk numbers among Tribe starters this season—usually pretty good gauges of a pitcher’s ultimate efficiency and success: [Read more...]