Thursday, November 28, 2013

Carlos Carrasco, Wrong Cycle - 2718

Carlos Carrasco was a home run away from the cycle in his July 1990 game, just the wrong cycle, according to The Modesto Bee.

Carrasco was the pitcher and in this game, Modesto hitters took Carrasco for a total of five singles, three doubles and a triple, according to The Bee. Carrasco didn't make it out of the fifth.

That outing was one of 25 starts Carrasco had for the high-A Salinas Spurs in 1990, his fourth season as a pro. He ended up going 5-14 on the year. He also ended up never making AA.

Carrasco's professional career began in 1986, taken by the Dodgers in the first round of the secondary phase of the June draft. He was selected out of Gavilan College in California.

With the Dodgers, Carrasco played his first season with rookie Great Falls. In 13 outings, 12 starts, Carrasco went 4-4, with a 3.36 ERA.

He moved to single-A Bakersfield for 1988, getting 17 outings, seven starts. He went 0-4, with a 4.65 ERA. It was his final season in the Dodgers system.

Carrasco then moved to independent teams. For 1989, he played at independent Reno, going 6-6, over 28 outings, 17 starts.

For 1990, Carrasco signed with independent Salinas, recording that 5-14 record. He returned to Salinas for the next two seasons. He went 9-10 in 1991, with a 4.42 ERA. In 1992, he went 0-1, over nine outings, five starts.

Carrasco is recorded in playing in two more seasons, three years later in 1995 and then returning in 1997. In 1995, Carrasco is recorded as playing two games at independent Yuma. Then in 1997, he returned to Salinas, getting 19 final starts, ending his career.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,393
Made the Majors: 729 - 52.3%
Never Made Majors: 664-47.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 319
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 187

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