By Michael Beller
April 04, 2014
Tyler Skaggs hurled 36 strikeouts during the 38 2/3 innings he pitched for the Diamondbacks last year.
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Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians -- Every season, a few teams emerge as patsies -- offenses that owners should take advantage of by streaming the pitchers lucky enough to face their paper-thin lineups. It's early, but the Twins, Cleveland's opponent this weekend, could very well be one of those teams. That makes Carrasco a worthy stream pitcher when he takes the mound on Saturday. Carrasco actually has strikeout stuff, headlined by a fastball that sits in the mid-90s, but he has never really put it together after once being a top prospect in the Phillies' organization. Carrasco also features a changeup that induced a 20.7-percent swinging-strike rate last year. If he could manage to stay healthy and in a rotation for an entire season, he could be a guy worthy of owning outright in deep mixed leagues. At the very least, he's certainly worth grabbing for his weekend start against the potentially lowly Twins.

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