Carter, who turns 31 in July, is in the midst of a resurgent season and is a top-tier prospect with a career ERA of 1.78.
He is just 25, and he’s already shown his skills with two shutouts and a 2.38 ERA in the majors.
He has a 2-1 record in 13 career starts.
His fastball is up to 95 mph and his curveball is a plus-plus pitch.
He will be under team control through 2021.
The Cubs have a $14.25 million option for 2021.
He could make a deal with any team that wants him.
– AP article A big part of Carter’s success in the past two seasons has been his dominance against right-handed pitching.
He’s posted a 2,836-to-1 strikeout-to_walk ratio in 2016 and a 1,841-to 1 ratio in 2017.
Carter has been a dominant reliever in the big leagues, posting a 2:2 ERA with an outstanding 21.4 K/9 and 9.9 BB/9.
He struck out a career-high 37 batters per nine innings.
Carter had one save opportunity in five appearances last season.
Carter posted a 1.75 ERA with eight saves in 20 games in 2017 and a 3.20 ERA in 31 games in 2018.
He also had four saves in 12 appearances last year.
– Associated Press article Carter has a 3-2 record with a 1:0 mark in six career starts against righties, but he was just 3-3 with a 4.00 ERA in 12 starts against lefties.
Carter was 1-1 with a 3:0 record with three saves and a 0.92 ERA in eight appearances against left-handers last season, and has posted a 3,897-to 8,859 record in his career against them.
Carter is 6-0 with a 2 .905 ERA and a .967 OPS in 16 career games against righthanders.
– The Associated Press