The Dodgers were confident enough in Carrillo’s present stuff and polish to push him to Class A as an 18-year-old. As one of the youngest rotation regulars in the Midwest League during the second half of 2018, Carrillo limited opposing hitters to a .200 average-against while pitching to a sparkling 1.65 ERA in nine starts.
Though he’s undersized, Carrillo’s four-seam touches 96 mph with a sinker and cutter that give him multiple fastball variants to choose from. His repeats a clean delivery well, pitching with advanced command to both sides of the plate. The primary off-speed is a mid-80s changeup that could finish above-average, already displaying quality sell and late dive right now. Carrillo has feel to add and subtract from his curveball, ranging from 74-to-81 mph with varying shape and sharpness. There’s reason to be skeptical of his slight frame in a starting role, but we’re high enough on the pitchability to project a back-rotation ceiling.