Carlos Samuel Estévez … resides in his hometown of Santo Domingo, D.R. in the offseason with his parents, older brother, Cesar Saul, and sister, Susane...Attended Mountain State Academy in West Virginia his junior year, playing baseball … learned English from watching American TV shows...Twitter handle is @carlosestevez28.
After making his first career Opening Day roster, appeared in 35 games with the Rockies across eight stints, including two stints as the 26th man in a doubleheader...Went 5-0 with a 5.57 ERA (32.1 IP, 20 ER), 14 walks and 31 strikeouts...Made his first career postseason appearance in the National League Wild Card Game at Arizona on Oct. 4 … allowed one run on one hit in 0.1 innings pitched...His five wins as a reliever were tied for the most among Rockie relief pitchers and tied for 11th-most in the National League...Finished the regular season on a six inning scoreless streak … was scoreless in 11 of 14 outings after his last recall on Sept. 1, going 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA (11.2 IP, 5 ER) with six walks and 12 strikeouts over that span.
Made his Major League debut and ranked third among Major League rookies with 11 saves...Recorded 11 saves in 18 opportunities, the most saves by a rookie in franchise history...Led the team with 55.0 relief innings pitched … his 63 appearances were second-most on the club and the most among right-handed pitchers...Earned his first career save on June 11 vs. San Diego and his first Major League win on May 21 at Pittsburgh...Became the first Major League rookie since Trevor Rosenthal (2013) to record three consecutive saves...Recorded seven saves in as many opportunities in July, posting a 1.80 ERA (10.0 IP, 2 ER)...Led the Rockies in strikeouts as a reliever with 59...Only allowed 23.4% (4/17) of inherited runners to score.
Split time between High-A Modesto and Double-A New Britain, going a combined 5-3 with a 3.40 ERA (55.2 IP, 21 ER), 18 saves in 23 opportunities, 68 strikeouts and 14 walks…Set career-highs in innings pitched, saves, strikeouts and WHIP (1.17) with a career-low 3.40 ERA…Began the season with High-A Modesto where he went 5-0 with a 1.37 ERA (19.2 IP, 3 ER) and five saves before being promoted to Double-A New Britain…Recorded 13 saves in 17 opportunities with New Britain, the second-most saves on the club, as the primary closer in the second half of the season … registered 43 strikeouts to only nine walks….Was named a Rising Star in the Arizona Fall League after going 1-2 with a 3.97 ERA (11.1 IP, 5 ER) and six saves in 11 outings for the Salt River Rafters…Was added to the Rockies 40 man roster Nov. 20.
Appeared in 33 games out of the bullpen for Low-A Asheville, holding opposing batters to a career-low .238 batting average...Struck out 50 batters while walking only 11 for a 4.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Began the season by posting a 1.20 ERA (15.0 IP, 2 ER) in eight outings in April … struck out 17 batters while walking only three.
Spent a majority of the season with Rookie Level Grand Junction after appearing in two games for Short-Season Tri-City to begin the season...Appeared in 22 games for Grand Junction, going 5-1 with a 3.79 ERA (35.2 IP, 15 ER)...His 35.2 innings pitched for Grand Junction were the most on the club by a reliever.
Spent his second consecutive season with the Dominican Summer League Rockies...Went 3-3 with a 3.35 ERA (45.2 IP, 17 ER) in nine starts, 0-0 with an 8.31 ERA (8.2 IP, 8 ER) in three relief appearances...Pitched a seven-inning complete game Aug. 9 at the DSL Cubs … allowed only one unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out two.
Made six starts and two relief appearances for the DSL Rockies in his first professional season...Pitched a five inning complete game in his last start of the season, Aug. 16 vs. the DSL Diamondbacks...Struck out five batters in two innings in his first professional outing, June 18 at the DSL Diamondbacks.