Matt Carasiti Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 30
Born: July 23, 1991
Birthplace: New Britain, CT
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 6th round, 2012 by COL;
36th round, 2009 by TEX
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Jan. 2021)
College: St. John's
High School: Berlin (CT)
   

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Pronunciation: KARA-city
First Pro Contract: June 15, 2012 (COL)
Signing Scout: Mike Garlatti
Signing Bonus: $185,200
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 22, 2012 (Grand Junction)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: August 13, 2016 (COL)
Service Time (1/21): 57 days
Options Remaining: 2 (2019)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
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  Physical Description: Medium, athletic pitcher's frame. Has some projection left but less likely to fill out in his 30s.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot, starting on the third base side of the rubber. High leg kick finishes with back leg continuing in that direction. Downhill extension. Quick arm. Repeatable, quiet delivery.

Fastball: 94-97 mph four-seamer with heavy sink and armside run. Generates swings and misses and groundballs. 90-93 mph cutter with subpar movement.

Changeup: 81-83 mph split changeup with heavy sink.
  Career Notes: Opted to attend St. Johns over signing with Texas in 2009. Struggled as a starter early in his pro career in the Rockies' system. Excelled as a reliever in 2014-2016, earning n MLB callup in 2016. Invited to spring training in 2017. Traded to the Cubs for Zac Rosscup in June 2017. Released in December 2017 to pursue a career in Japan. Re-signed with the Cubs in 2019 but was released that June after pitching 16 games in Triple-A Iowa. Signed with the Mariners and got a cup of coffee later that season, only to be outrighted that off-season. Signed a minor league deal with Saan Francisco for 2020, but required Tommy John Surgery in March 2020. Signed a minor league deal with Boston in January 2021, including an invitation to spring training. Opened 2021 on the injured list at the Alternate Training Site.

Summation: Middle reliever potential if healthy. Has done a lot work overhauling his pitch mix in recent years. Seems likely to settle in with his sinker, cutter, and splitter. Will need to show some extended success in Triple-A to earn a callup.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2010 St. John's BigEast NCAA --- 18 7 4 5.94 19 7 0 53.0 52 43 35 7 0 47 34 1.87 5.77 7.98
  2011 St. John's BigEast NCAA --- 19 2 2 2.47 29 1 8 43.2 33 15 12 0 2 28 39 1.40 8.04 5.77
  2012 St. John's BigEast NCAA --- 20 7 5 3.98 18 14 0 83.2 89 45 37 0 0 31 64 1.43 6.88 3.33
  2012 Grand Junction Rockies Pio Rk Col 20 3 4 4.37 14 14 0 68.0 80 45 33 6 4 20 34 1.47 4.50 2.65
  2013 Asheville Tourists SAL A Col 21 2 10 7.94 20 20 0 93.0 136 93 82 9 6 43 60 1.92 5.81 4.16
  2014 Asheville Tourists SAL A Col 22 6 2 3.08 46 0 2 76.0 71 31 26 6 1 28 76 1.30 9.00 3.32
  2015 Modesto Nuts Calif A+ Col 23 3 7 3.02 49 0 22 56.2 54 28 19 3 0 22 57 1.34 9.05 3.49
  2016 Hartford Yard Goats East AA Col 24 0 2 2.31 38 0 29 39.0 28 13 10 5 1 7 43 0.90 9.92 1.62
  2016 Albuquerque Isotopes PCL AAA Col 24 0 0 0.00 6 0 2 7.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 5 0.57 6.43 2.57
  2016 Colorado Rockies NL MLB Col 24 1 0 9.19 19 0 0 15.2 25 17 16 1 3 11 17 2.30 9.77 6.32
  2017 Albuquerque Isotopes PCL AAA Col 25 1 1 2.37 27 0 13 30.1 31 9 8 1 0 13 43 1.45 12.76 3.86
  2017 Iowa Cubs PCL AAA CHC 25 0 2 4.66 19 0 8 19.1 18 10 10 1 0 10 25 1.45 11.64 4.66
  2018 Yakult Swallows Jap Fgn --- 26 7 3 4.18 32 13 3 94.2 89 53 44 7 4 43 73 1.39 6.94 4.09
  2019 Iowa Cubs PCL AAA CHC 27 1 1 2.67 16 0 1 27.0 20 11 8 1 3 11 23 1.15 7.67 3.67
  2019 Tacoma Rainiers PCL AAA Sea 27 1 0 4.96 15 0 4 16.1 19 11 9 3 0 7 17 1.59 9.37 3.86
  2019 Seattle Mariners AL MLB Sea 27 0 1 4.66 11 5 0 9.2 11 6 5 2 0 5 10 1.66 9.31 4.66
  2020 San Francisco NL MLB SF 28 --- DNP INJ --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Worcester TNE AAA Bos 29     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2016 Eastern League All-Star
2016 Eastern League Season-End All-Star
2017 Pacific Coast League All-Star
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