29-year-old Carlos Samuel Estévez, a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball, was born on December 28, 1992.
Estévez joined the Rockies as a free agent in 2011 when he was 18 years old. The Rockies signed Estévez to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season. On April 22, 2016, he was promoted to the main leagues.
On April 23, he made his debut. Estévez took over as the Rockies’ closer when Jake McGee went on the disabled list in June. He made 63 appearances and made 11 saves throughout the season.
On April 3, 2017, Estévez pitched a hitless sixth, earning the win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day. On June 18, 2017, Carlos got called back up from Triple-A Albuquerque to the Rockies to replace Chad Qualls, who went to the 10-Day DL.
Estévez came in with the Rockies having given up the lead in the 9th inning to the San Francisco Giants trying to hold the score of 5 to 3 with a runner on second base, and got a strikeout of Buster Posey to end the top of the 9th to prevent further damage.
He missed the entire 2018 season following a couple of injuries and remaining in the AAA level. The following season, Estévez was a mainstay in the Rockies bullpen, becoming one of the most effective relievers for the team.
He finished with a 3.75 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 71 games. Like many of the pitching staff in 2020, Estévez’s performance regressed from the previous season as he allowed 21 runs in 24 innings pitched. In 2021, he pitched in 64 games, posting an ERA of 4.38 with 11 saves.