Former Phils Prospect Carrasco Bouncing Back from Surgery
After some serious bumps in the road, former Phillies prospect Carlos Carrasco is headed back to full health and is focused on a successful future in the big leagues.
As a highly rated prospect in the Phillies organization, Carrasco once battled for an opening day roster spot with the Phils. During spring training 2009, the right-hander appeared in six games, posting a 2-2 record with a 5.95 ERA. The statistics werent overly impressive, but the stuff was there, just as it had been six months prior when he posted a 1.72 ERA over six starts as a 21-year-old in Triple-A. Philies brass, as well as scouts throughout baseball, saw great potential in the Venezuelan hurler and he became a sought-after commodity.
By mid-season that year, Carrasco would become the key prospect dealt in a package... [via Phillies Nation]
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