Matt Carasiti

Position: RHP
Born: 7/23/1991
Height: 6'3
Weight: 205
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 0-2 with a 1.96 ERA and 31 saves in 44 games between Hartford (Double-A) and Albuquerque (Triple-A), striking out 48 while walking nine and allowing 30 hits in 46 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Albuquerque August 12 when RHP Gonzalez Germen was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 8/12/2016

Debut Details
August 12, in a 10-6 loss to the Phillies. The third of four pitchers, he allowed two runs, one of them earned, on four hits in two innings, walking one and striking out two. Out of 32 pitches thrown 20 were for strikes. Coming on to start the sixth inning in relief of reliever Scott Oberg, he got the first batter he faced, Peter Bourjos, to fly out to left field, and retired pinch-hitter Taylor Featherston on a line-out to center. Cedar Hernandez then hit a two-out single to center after which Odubel Herrera reached base on an error by first baseman Daniel Descalso, allowing Hernandez to advance to third. With runners at the corners and two outs, Aaron Altherr singled to right field to score Hernandez before Carasiti struck Maikel Franco out looking. In the seventh, Ryan Howard and Cameron Rupp got things started with back-to-back singles and Freddy Galvis drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Bourjos grounded into a 4-6-3 double play which scored Howard before pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes struck out looking to end the inning and Carasiti’s night.

Player Notes
The St. John’s product began his pro career as a starter, but after two rough years, including a 2013 campaign at Asheville (Class A) when he went 2-10 with a 7.94 ERA in 20 starts, he was moved to the bullpen and the success was almost immediate. In 2014, he returned to Asheville to go 6-2 with a 3.08 ERA in 46 games, striking out 76 in as many innings, when posted a 3.02 ERA with 22 saves in 49 games at Modesto (High A) in 2015, fanning 57 and walking 22 in 56.2 IP. His 2016 has been a high-water mark by far, though.