Carlos Carrasco getting attention on waivers
Scott White singles out Carlos Carrasco in the Fantasy Baseball Today crew's latest look at waiver wire targets.
If you missed out on Mike Fiers in your league ... well, I can't really say much to soften the blow. You (and I, except in that one league) messed up. Sorry.
Our only shred of solace is the wild hope that maybe, just maybe, Carlos Carrasco can make a similar impact. He's put together two impressive starts since rejoining the starting rotation and is only 34 percent owned.
His case isn't as strong as Fiers', who was lights-out in a stint with the Brewers back in 2012 and at Triple-A Nashville prior to his return. Because of injuries and perhaps the Indians' impatience, Carrasco has never stayed anywhere long enough to be lights-out, though he's certainly had some notable half-seasons in the minors.
And he's certainly opened eyes with his stuff in a starting role, averaging 97.1 mph on his fastball last time out. If that became the norm for him, it would rank among the best in baseball. It's a vast improvement from 3-4 years ago, before the injuries began to pile up, and it's especially encouraging given his control. He hasn't issued a single walk since returning to the starting rotation.
Carrasco isn't the only useful pitcher attracting attention on the waiver wire, but he's the most intriguing to me, both because of his availability and his upside. For more, check out the above clip from Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today.
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