Carrillo was scouted out of the Mexican League, where he was playing for Tijuana, and signed by the Dodgers for $75,000 in July 2016.
In his first two seasons at the lower levels, he became a household name, but he ran into opposition at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga in 2019. (5.44 ERA, 51 walks in 86 innings).
He rebounded back nicely in the Arizona Fall League that autumn, thanks in part to a late injury.
The Dodgers added Carrillo to the 40-man roster in November after seeing him at the 2020 alternate site and instructs, and he was moved to the upper Minors for the first time last season.
In July of last year, he was acquired by the Nationals as part of the Trea Turner-Max Scherzer trade, and he concluded 2021 with a 4.76 ERA, 101 strikeouts, and 50 walks in 96 1/3 innings across two Double-A teams.
Carrillo’s fastball averages about 93-96 mph and occasionally reaches triple digits. The heater has a long life expectancy and is tough to track for any batter.
His finest secondary pitch is a mid-80s slider with plenty of break that can throw hitters off. The repertoire is rounded out by a curveball in the top 70s and a tumbling changeup, both of which might be average pitches.
How Old Is Gerardo Carrillo?
Gerardo Carrillo was born on 09/13/1998. He is 23 years old.