HERRERA, CARLOS

Position: Pitcher

DOB: October 26, 1997

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 150

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Trade with Mariners (December 9, 2015)

Profile: Originally signed by the Seattle Mariners out of the Dominican Republic in 2014, Herrera began his pro career in the Dominican Summer League a year later, before being traded to Milwaukee along with fellow pitchers Freddy Peralta and Daniel Missaki in exchange for first baseman Adam Lind in December of 2015.  He pitched for the Brewers AZL affiliate in 2016, then split the 2017 season between Helena and Wisconsin.  A three-pitch pitcher with a fastball, curveball, changeup combo, Herrera sits in the low 90’s but has late action on many of his pitches, making it much harder for hitters to pick up.

2015:  After agreeing to terms with the Mariners the previous July, Herrera got his first taste of professional baseball in 2015, suiting up for Seattle’s Dominican Summer League affiliate.  In 14 starts there, he was impressive, going 4-2 with a 3.26 earned run average while ranking fourth in the DSL in innings pitched with 80.

2016:  Traded to Milwaukee during the winter, Herrera was brought stateside and assigned to the Arizona League Brewers in 2016.  Working as both a starter and reliever, Herrera went 3-6 with a 4.50 ERA, but he wound up leading the Arizona League in strikeouts with 49 over 50 innings of work.

2017:  The Brewers opted to have Herrera start the 2017 season in extended spring training before sending him to Helena once their season got underway.  After four dominating starts there, in which he punched out 26 batters in 21 innings, Herrera was promoted to Class-A Wisconsin and he finished out the season there, going 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA in nine appearances.