Faustino Carrera

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Faustino Carrera Llanes

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Faustino Carrera has pitched in the minors and for the Mexican national team.

Carrera was 0-2 despite a 1.80 ERA in the 2014 U-15 Baseball World Cup; he also played the outfield, hitting .269/.382/.269 with 8 runs in 9 games. [1] He was signed by Chicago Cubs scouts Sergio Hernandez and Louie Eljaua in July 2015. [2] He was 7-2 with a 1.06 ERA for the DSL Cubs 2 in 2016 in a strong pro debut. He was 4th in the Dominican Summer League in ERA and tied for 8th in wins. [3] He was named to the league All-Star team. [4] Coming to the US in 2017, he posted a 2-4, 3.88 record for the AZL Cubs with only 9 walks in 51 innings. He was 5-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 1.00 WHIP for the 2018 Eugene Emeralds. He won the ERA title by .24 ahead of Josh Winckowski and led in WHIP by .09 ahead of Angel Acevedo while tying for 6th in wins and placing 8th with 58 K. [5]

The lefty was 8-7 with a 3.62 ERA for the 2019 South Bend Cubs. He tied for 8th in the Cubs chain with 105 K and tied for 10th in the Midwest League in wins. The Tampa Bay Rays took him in the minor league portion of the 2019 Rule V Draft. [6] After the 2020 minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was 1-4 with a 3.02 ERA for his hometown Yaquis de Obregón in the winter of 2020-2021. He was 2-2 with a 3.21 ERA for the 2021 Montgomery Biscuits. He saw limited action the next summer for the Toros de Tijuana (6 R, 5 ER in 3 IP). He went 7-5 with a 3.50 ERA for the 2022-2023 Yaquis, tying for second in the Mexican Pacific League in wins (two behind Wilmer Rios).

Starting 2023 well with Tijuana (5-2, 2.64 in 9 G), he was picked for Mexico's squad for the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games. In his debut, he allowed only two hits (to Melvin Deras and Jason Flores) while walking one and fanning six in six shutout innings against the host Salvadoran national team. David Gutiérrez closed out his win over Wilfredo Ramirez. It was Mexico's second shutout in their first two games; Rios had been the game 1 star. [7]