Sep 22, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians pitcherCarlos Carrasco
(59) pitches during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
SP/RP Carlos Carrasco, Indians
Motor City Bengals doesn’t want to give away all the secrets, but there is a very interesting strategy we are considering trying this season.
There are a couple projected starting pitchers that still have their eligibility in the relief pitchers’ spots with Carrasco being one of them. ESPN projects him to go 12-8 and throw 185 innings with 188 strikeouts.
If owners put him in a relief pitcher position, that would give them a real edge in those categories. Of course, it would hurt them in the saves category and perhaps also hinder the ERA and WHIP categories, but paired with the right relief pitchers to compensate for those losses, Carrasco could help owners win all the starting pitching categories.
Even if owners just use him in the fantasy starting rotation, he would be worth the selection at 109.0, which is his ADP.