Carlos Samuel Estévez (pronounced ess-TEH-vez)...On Twitter: @carlosestevez28...Wife’s name is Margaret...Daughter, Samantha, was born Aug. 2019...Attended Mountain State Academy in West Virginia for his junior year of high school, where he played baseball...Learned English from watching American TV shows...Has two siblings: Casar Saul and Susane...Originally signed by Rockies scout Rolando Fernandez.
Appeared in 62 games for Rockies, his third campaign with 60 or more outings (also: 2016 and 2021)...Held opponents to a .211 (44/209) batting average, which was lowest mark of career…His .204 (20/98) average against right-handers was second-lowest on team among RHP (min. 75 BF)...Following All-Star Break, was 2-0 with one save and a 1.40 ERA (25.2 IP - 4 ER) across 26 appearances...Had streak of 13 games (13.0 IP) without an earned run allowed, Aug. 3-Sept. 2, which was second-longest career stretch without an earned run (longest was 14 games, July 31-Sept. 3, 2021)...His 2.03 ERA (31 IP – 7 ER) from July 3 through the end of the season, ranked eighth lowest among National League relivers (min. 30 games)...Recorded first strikeout of season in his ninth appearance, May 6 at Arizona...Marked longest stretch without a strikeout of his career...Pitched in both games of June 11 doubleheader at San Diego for second time in his career (also: Aug. 31, 2016 vs. Dodgers).
Appeared in 64 games in his fifth season Major League season, all with Colorado … recorded a career-high-tying 11 saves, his most since his rookie season in 2016...Moved to the closer role on Aug. 27 and converted nine of 11 save opportunities through the end of the season...Posted a 14-game scoreless streak July 31-Sept. 3, the longest of his career … over the streak, tossed 14 innings and allowed 12 hits with five walks and 15 strikeouts...Allowed one or more hits in a career-high 10 consecutive outings from Sept. 4-27 … gave up a hit in 44 of 64 outings on the season … set a season-high with four hits allowed Sept. 27 vs Washington (matched 3x)...In 25 games July 6-Sept. 3, posted a 1.96 ERA (23.0 IP, 5 ER) with 22 hits, seven walks and 25 strikeouts...Season-high three strikeouts Aug. 13 at San Francisco and Aug. 27 at Los Angeles-NL...One stint on the injured list May 3-22 with a strained right middle finger.
Appeared in a team-high 26 games, tied for the sixth-most appearances in the National League...Scored upon once over his first nine appearances through Aug. 11 (0.96 ERA), and twice through his first 15 appearances through Aug. 25 (2.25 ERA)...Went 0-3 with a 18.00 ERA (8.0 IP, 16 ER) over his last 11 appearances, from Aug. 29 through the end of the season, allowing five of his six home runs over that span…suffered three losses in a span of five outings from Sept. 4-13, tied for the third-most losses by a reliever in the NL...Earned his first save since his rookie season on Aug. 16 vs. Texas…induced a ground ball out for Colorado’s second one-pitch save of the season (also: Jairo Díaz, Aug. 2 vs. San Diego), and the fifth one-pitch save in franchise history.
Made a club-high and career-high 71 relief appearances, tied for 11th in the National League ... Posted a career-low 3.75 ERA (72.0 IP, 30 ER), the second-lowest ERA by a Rockies reliever (min. 15 appearances) behind Scott Oberg's 2.25 ERA ... Among National League relievers, ranked tied for 11th in appearances, tied for 10th in innings (72.0) and tied for 14th in strikeouts (81) … his 81 strikeouts were tied for 10th most by a Rockies reliever in franchise history ... Posted a 2.62 ERA (34.1 IP, 10 ER) on the road, the sixth lowest road ERA by a reliever in the National League (min. 30 appearances) … scored upon seven times in 35 road appearances … allowed only four runs over his last 20 road games (1.71 ERA) ... Recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on April 2 and spent the remainder of the season on the active roster … had one stint on the family medical emergency list Aug. 4-10 ... Allowed runs in each of his first three games after his recall … after April 11, scored upon 18 times in 68 games for a 3.49 ERA (67.0 IP, 26 ER) ... Had a career-long 9.2-inning, 10-appearance scoreless streak from Sept. 1-16 ... Struck out a career-high four batters over 1.2 innings July 20 at New York-AL ... Pitched a career-high-tying two innings five times, allowing runs in two of those outings ... Recorded two wins on the season … his win on May 1 at Milwaukee was his first since Aug. 9, 2017.
Spent a majority of the season on the disabled list due to a left oblique strain and right elbow strain ... Made 28 appearances for Triple-A Albuquerque, going 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA (28.1 IP, 20 ER), 11 walks and 35 strikeouts ... On 10-day disabled list with an oblique strain from March 26 to April 23 when he was transferred to the 60-day DL with an elbow strain … had two rehab stints with Albuquerque (April 5-16, and June 25-July 15) … reinstated from disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on July 15.
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…as 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.