D.J. CARRASCO
RP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Age: 33
Born: April 12, 1977
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 26th Round, 795th Overall, 1997
How Acquired: Minor League FA
College: Pima CC
Agent: Gaylord Sports

TRADED

SCOUTING REPORT
Carrasco was non-tendered by the Chicago White Sox in December 2009, after posting a strong 2009 season out of the White Sox bullpen. Carrasco pitched 93.1 innings in 49 appearances, with a 3.76 ERA, a 6.0 K/9, a 2.14 K/BB, and a 0.5 HR/9 ratio.

Carrasco pitched several different roles with the White Sox. He served as a long reliever, pitching two or three innings when a starter was bounced early. He’d close out games in a non-save situation with a four or five run lead. He also pitched middle relief in some close games, and would come on to pitch one or two outs to get out of an inning.  He signed a minor league deal with the Pirates, although he’s a near lock to make the bullpen out of Spring Training.  He will likely assume a long relief role, and serve as the emergency starter if needed.

STATS
MAJORS:

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MINORS:

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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2003: $300,000
2004: $320,500
2005: League Minimum
2007: League Minimum
2008: League Minimum
2009: $440,000
2010: $950,000
2011: Arbitration Eligible
2012: Arbitration Eligible

Other Details:
  • Can earn an additional $300,000 in performance bonuses in 2010, based on appearances.
  • 2010 performance bonuses based on a points system. Carrasco gets 1 point for every appearance less than two innings, 2 points for every appearance of 2+ innings, and 3 points for every start.  Carrasco earns $25,000 after 50 points, and $25,000 each after 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, and 105 points. (Thanks to Jennifer Langosch)
  • Spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons playing for Fukuoka of Japan, signing a 2 year/$4.3 M deal.  Returned to the majors in 2007 under a minor league contract.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 1998
MLB Debut: 4/2/2003
MLB FA Eligible: 2013
Added to 40-Man: 4/4/2010
Options Remaining: 0 (USED: 2004, 2005, 2008)
MLB Service Time: 3.141
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS
2002: Carolina League All-Star RP

TRANSACTIONS
June 3, 1997: Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round, 795th overall pick.
August 4, 1997: Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.
June 14, 1998: Released by the Baltimore Orioles.
June 18, 1998: Signed by the Cleveland Indians as a free agent.
August 21, 1998: Released by the Cleveland Indians.
March 29, 1999: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
December 16, 2002: Selected by the Kansas City Royals from the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 6th pick in the 2002 Rule 5 draft.
December 5, 2005: Released by the Kansas City Royals. Signed a two year, $4.3 M deal with Fukuoka of Japan.
December 30, 2006: Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a free agent.
January 11, 2008: Signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent.
January 16, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent.
April 4, 2010: Contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
July 31, 2010: Acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Pittsburgh Pirates along with Ryan Church and Bobby Crosby in exchange for Chris Snyder, Pedro Ciriaco, and $3 M.