Carlos Luis Carrasco, better known as “Cookie,” is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. He was born in Venezuela and grew up in the United States (MLB).
In 2009, he made his Major League Baseball debut for the Cleveland Indians. At 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), he stands and throws right-handed, and he also bats and pitches.
A scout in Venezuela spotted 16-year-old Carlos Carrasco, who went on to create a fastball that could reach 91 mph (146 km/h). Sal Agostinelli, the team’s foreign scouting director, observed him at age 16 while he practised his pitch.
Carrasco was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Phillies on November 25, 2003. Carrasco’s first no-hitter came in August 2007. In 2008, he was the Phillies’ top prospect.
Carrasco was dealt from the Phillies to the Indians on July 29, 2009. In seven starts for the Indians in 2010, he went 2–2 with a 3.83 ERA. He had Tommy John’s surgery in 2011 and missed all of 2012.
On January 7, 2021, the Indians traded Carrasco and Lindor to the Mets for Amed Rosario, Andrés Giménez, Josh Wolf, and Isaiah Greene. He tore his hamstring in spring training and was sidelined for 6-8 weeks.
How Much Does Carlos Carrasco Make?
A four-year, $47,000,000 deal with the Cleveland Indians was signed by Carlos Carrasco, which included a guaranteed $47,000,000 and an average yearly salary of $11,750,000.
Carrasco will earn $12,000,000 in base pay and $12,000,000 in total income in 2022.