Prospects Profile – Gerardo Carrillo

Prospects Profile – Gerardo Carrillo

Gerardo Carrillo had quite the fantastic 2018 campaign for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He began the year as an under the radar prospect to most fans. His season began in Arizona with the Rookie League version of the Dodgers. Carrillo was dominant, posting a two wins versus zero loss record, to go along with his microscopic ERA of 0.82. In his eleven innings pitched, he only allowed six hits, one run, and two walks. Gerardo Carrillo struck out more than a hitter per inning and was promoted to Great Lakes on July 13th.

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Gerardo Carrillo Photo Credit: Evan Petzold

Carrillo elevated his game to the next level with the Loons in the Midwest League. It was also during this time that the Dodgers Single-A affiliate went on a dramatic and exciting run to propel themselves into the playoffs. Mid season additions to the roster, such as Carrillo and fellow right-handed pitcher, Zach Willeman were instrumental in that success. The right-handed pitcher from Guadalajara Mexico held Midwest League batters to an average below .200 (.197), and had an ERA of a run and a half averaged per 9 innings, which is stellar. To go along with Carrillo’s four wins against one defeat, Gerardo only surrendered 41 hits in 60 innings pitched. Carrillo would go on a run of consecutive scoreless innings streak, which is impressive at any level of baseball.  He was tough as nails in the critical innings of a playoff run. The baseball world took notice, as Carrillo was named to the Dodgers top 30 prospect list.

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A fantastic August for the Loons and for one of the Dodgers top pitching prospects. In August, Carrillo only allowed four earned runs while going two and one, as far as wins and losses. He had an ERA of 1.24. The Loons were 21 and 8 in August overall.

In 2019 Gerardo Carrillo will look to continue his development and forward march through the Dodgers system. He is only 20 years of age, and should be moved forward at a comfortable pace for his learning. Look for Carrillo to begin the year at Great Lakes, so that he can build his confidence even further, and then upward to Rancho and Advanced-A ball would be the next logical step in the process. No matter the time-table, it will be exciting to watch Gerardo Carrillo in 2019!

 

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