Found April 14, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Carrasco lacks mental toughness Right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been a high profile starting pitching prospect for a long time.  Before the Indians picked him up from the Phillies in July of 2009 in a deal for Cliff Lee he had been one of the Phillies’ top prospects for several years. But for as talented as Carrasco is and how highly he has been viewed as a “prospect”, the one thing that has always stuck with him as a negative and has been hard to shake is his image as a pitcher that lacks much toughness and maturity on the mound. When the Indians first acquired Carrasco the scouting reports raved at his stuff as he had a very good three pitch mix, mid-90s fastball and the ability to be a frontline starting pitcher. He pitched great in low pressure situations and could dominate any game, but he often found himself struggling in big situations or when things began to unravel for him in an inning.  Once the hits, walks,...
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