Matt Carasiti

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Matt Carasiti
Seattle Mariners
Born: (1991-07-23) July 23, 1991 (age 28)
New Britain, Connecticut
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
August 12, 2016, for the Colorado Rockies
NPB: March 30, 2018, for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record1–1
Earned run average7.46
NPB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record7–3
Earned run average4.18

Matthew Joseph Carasiti (born July 23, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners, and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

Early life[edit]

Born in New Britain, Connecticut and raised in East Berlin, Connecticut, Carasiti graduated from Berlin High School, where he was a standout baseball pitcher. Carasiti was originally drafted out of high school by the Texas Rangers in the 36th round (1084 overall) of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] Carasiti declined the offer and accepted a baseball scholarship to St. John's University in Queens, New York. Carasiti helped St. John's win its record seventh 2012 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament with a 7-3 championship game victory against USF at Bright House Field on Sunday, May 27, 2012.[2] Carasiti was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player, earning the win in two of his team's four games.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On June 5, 2012, Carasiti was drafted by the Colorado Rockies as the 194th pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.[4]

Carasiti was called up by the Rockies on August 12, 2016,[5] making his MLB debut the same day pitching 2 innings in relief in the Rockies 10–6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.[6] On December 15, 2016, Carasiti signed a minor league contract with the Rockies that included an invitation to 2017 spring training.[7]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

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.[8]

Tokyo Yakult Swallows[edit]

On December 5, 2017, Carasiti signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).[9] He became a free agent following the 2018 season.

Chicago Cubs (second stint)[edit]

On January 2, 2019, Carasiti signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs.[10] He was released on June 7, 2019.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On June 7, 2019, shortly following his release from the Cubs organization, Carasiti signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners. On June 23, his contract was selected.[11] On September 8, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster.[12]


  1. ^ "Matt Carasiti". Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Mayer, Bob (May 27, 2012). "Carasiti Pitches St. John's To Big East Championship".
  3. ^ "St. John's Wins 2012 Big East with 7-3 win over USF". May 27, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Chris (June 7, 2012). "Carasiti goes to Rockies in 6th round". The New Britain Herald.
  5. ^ "Colorado Rockies: Transactions". MLB Advanced Media. August 12, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Aug 12, 2016, Rockies at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". August 12, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 15, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/15/16". Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  8. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 1, 2017). "Cubs Release Matt Carasiti To Sign With Japan's Yakult Swallows". Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "新外国人選手獲得のお知らせ". 東京ヤクルトスワローズ公式サイト Tokyo Yakult Swallows (in Japanese). December 1, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  10. ^ Taylor, Brett (January 3, 2019). "Reliever Matt Carasiti is Back from Japan, and Back with the Cubs". Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  11. ^ Greg Johns (June 23, 2019). "Seattle calls up Carasiti, Wright to bolster 'pen". Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  12. ^ RotoWire Staff (September 9, 2019). "Mariners' Matt Carasiti: Removed from 40-man roster". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 8, 2019.

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