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matt carasiti, 2018 topps #318, Rockies

Player: Carasiti, Matt

Card: 2018 Topps #318

Position: RHP

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Matthew Joseph Carasiti (born July 23, 1991 in New Britain, CT) is a professional baseball pitcher who has played in MLB for the Rockies and Seattle Mariners, and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

Matt accepted a baseball scholarship to St. John's University in Queens, New York. In 2011, he played collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. He helped St. John's win its record seventh 2012 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament with a 7-3 championship game victory against USF on May 27, 2012. Matt was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player, earning the win in two of his team's four games. On June 5, 2012, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the sixth round as the 194th pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

In 2016, most of which he pitched for the Hartford Yard Goats for whom he was 0-2 with a 2.31 ERA with a league-leading 29 saves, he was named a mid-season Eastern League All Star, a post-season All Star, and an MiLB.com Organization All Star.

Carasiti was called up by the Rockies on August 12, 2016, making his MLB debut the same day pitching 2 innings in relief in the Rockies 10–6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. On December 15, 2016, Carasiti signed a minor league contract with the Rockies that included an invitation to 2017 spring training. In 2017 he was named a mid-season Pacific Coast League All Star. On June 26, 2017, Carasiti was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Zac Rosscup. He had his contract purchased on November 6, 2017, but was released on December 1 to pursue playing in Japan.

After recovering from Tommy John surgery, Matt signed a Minor League deal with the Red Sox in 2021.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


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This player is not associated with any Baseball Amore Tours.

See Matt’s baseball cards at TCDB

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