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Carlos Carrasco
Carlos Carrasco Votes
Signed: Nov. 25, 2003
91
2007
Rank
28
ETA in
Majors
2009

Statistically speaking: Carrasco finished 13th among all Minor Leaguers and second in his organization with 155 strikeouts. His 3.69 ERA was fifth in the system. Take away one bad start in Triple-A -- 5 IP, 9 H, 6 ER -- and the young right-hander had a 0.28 ERA (he allowed eight unearned runs) and a .224 batting average against in five starts during his Triple-A debut.

Scouting report: He can touch 95 mph with his fastball, but it usually sits at 92. His curve is average, but the changeup, which has sink, is a plus pitch at times and is particularly tough against left-handed hitters. He needs to pitch off fastball more.

Upside potential: Top-of-the-rotation right-hander, settling in behind Cole Hamels.

They said it: "He's special. The maturity factor is the biggest thing." -- Phillies Farm Director Steve Noworyta

He said it: "It was a big day. It was the biggest emotion in my life. I tried to enjoy the whole thing today." -- Carrasco on starting the Futures Game at Yankee Stadium.