There were two things one could take from Carrasco's first taste of Double-A at age 20 in 2007. First, he's got a bit to learn. Second, it was impressive how quickly he adjusted and picked up on the areas he needs improvement. The top prospect in the Phillies system has an above-average fastball with good movement along with a plus, plus changeup. His curve improved greatly in 2007 and if he can perfect the pitch, he should take his place right behind Cole Hamels in the Phillies rotation.
When that happens depends on how quickly he takes what he learned in 2007 and uses it on the mound. He'll likely head back to Double-A to start the season at age 21. Even if he spends all season in the Minors, we're still looking at a 22-year old ready to be the Phillies' No. 2 starter in 2009.