Monday, March 14, 2011

The Poor Man's Jhoulys Chacin

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Carlos Carrasco
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Jhoulys Chacin is a popular sleeper for 2011, and rightly so.  But how about Carlos Carrasco?  He should give you about 8 K/9 (to Chacin's 9 K/9).  That's about 20 strikeouts over the course of a season, which is pretty much noise to me, considering how fallible projections can be.  

Plus:

- he throws harder
- he gets more ground balls
- he has better control
- his out pitch is the change rather than the slider, so he has less chance of injury
- he is cheaper
- he is one year older

Just a thought! 

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