Too late to buy low on Carrasco now

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Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco entered Wednesday on my short list of elite buy-low pitchers, a strikeout artist with an ERA well out of line with what it should have been, and ended the evening nearly throwing a no-hitter, thus leaving the list. Who’s going to trade Carrasco now, unless it’s for a mightier haul? Carrasco mowed down one beleaguered Tampa Bay Rays hitter after another until Joey Butler singled with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning. Still, let this be a reminder that Carrasco can be just as awesome as he was the second half of last season and time has run out to buy low.

As for other hurlers on that list in which the FIP doesn’t quite match the ERA