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Full Name: Carsten Charles Sabathia Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 7"/300 First Game: April 8, 2001
Birthdate: July 21, 1980 MLB Experience: 7 years
Birthplace: Vallejo, California
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Carsten Charles Sabathia and his wife, Amber, have one son, Carsten Charles III (born 9/15/03) and one daughter, Jaeden Arie (9/20/05). Sabathia resides in Fairfield, CA outside his hometown of Vallejo, CA (near Oakland). C.C. attended Vallejo Senior High School where he compiled a mark of 6-0 with a 0.77 ERA (46.2IP, 14H, 4ER, 14BB, 82SO) during his senior season.

Coming out of the draft he was the top high school prospect coming in Northern California according to Baseball America. Sabathia was also an all-conference tight end in football at Vallejo and had scholarship offers to play college football and had actually signed a letter of intent at Hawaii. C.C. was selected to the 28-man 2000 United States Olympic Team Roster and appeared in one pre-Olympic tournament game in Sydney, Australia, but was not on the official 24-man, Gold Medal-winning roster.

Sabathia has been a regular participant in the Cleveland Indians Winter Press Caravan and has been involved in numerous community endeavors during his tenure with Cleveland, including: OfficeMax Parent-Child Clinics, the Larry Doby RBI Program, Red Cross' "Fire Prevention Week," the Cleveland Scholarship Program, Grand Slam Summer Literacy, High Achievers and the Giant Eagle week-long baseball camps. C.C. is a regular visitor to area hospitals as part of the "Tribe Loving Care" program. He purchased 275 turkeys at Thanksgiving in 2002 for the St. James AME Church and the Greater Cleveland AIDS Taskforce and donated 200 turkey baskets to the Bethany Baptist Church along with the Cavs' Drew Gooden in 2004. He also donated $3,000 to the Cleveland Food Bank for Thanksgiving meals in 2005.

Sabathia is donating a total of $250,000 over the life of his current contract with Cleveland to the Larry Doby RBI Program via a donation to Cleveland Indians Charities.

In California, he participated in the Oakland Ballet's rendition of "The Nutcracker" during the 2003 off-season, he organized the Sabathia Baseball Clinic in his hometown of Vallejo in 2003 and annually donates food around the holidays to the Vallejo Boys & Girls Club and in 2005 teamed with Barry Zito and Curt Schilling in a program entitled "StrikeoutsForTroops" a national program which provides some "comforts of home" and assists with family travel and housing expenses for service members who are being treated at military hospitals.

C.C. personally contributed $100.00 for every strikeout in 2000 and raised a total of $16,100. (Parts of bio courtesy of Indians.com)

Sabathia won the 2007 American League Cy Young Award, garnering 19 first-place votes.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L SV CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2001 CLE 33 33 17 5 0 0 0 180.1 149 93 88 19 95 171 4.39 1.35 .228
2002 CLE 33 33 13 11 0 2 0 210.0 198 109 102 17 88 149 4.37 1.36 .252
2003 CLE 30 30 13 9 0 2 1 197.2 190 85 79 19 66 141 3.60 1.30 .255
2004 CLE 30 30 11 10 0 1 1 188.0 176 90 86 20 72 139 4.12 1.32 .252
2005 CLE 31 31 15 10 0 1 0 196.2 185 92 88 19 62 161 4.03 1.26 .248
2006 CLE 28 28 12 11 0 6 2 192.2 182 83 69 17 44 172 3.22 1.17 .247
2007 CLE 34 34 19 7 0 4 1 241.0 238 94 86 20 37 209 3.21 1.14 .259
Career 219 219 100 63 0 16 5 1406.1 1318 646 598 131 464 1142 3.83 1.27 .249

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2001 CLE P 33 33 180 3 25 21 1 1 .960
2002 CLE P 33 33 210 2 22 19 1 2 .955
2003 CLE P 30 30 197 7 28 19 2 2 .929
2004 CLE P 30 30 188 1 18 17 0 2 1.000
2005 CLE P 31 31 196 2 21 17 2 0 .905
2006 CLE P 28 28 192 7 25 15 3 1 .880
2007 CLE P 34 34 241 1 26 24 1 1 .962
Total P223 223 1427 24 169 135 10 10 .941

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2001 CLE 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2002 CLE 33 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2003 CLE 31 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2004 CLE 30 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2005 CLE 2 6 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.000 1.333
2006 CLE 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
2007 CLE 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Career 133 37 2 11 1 0 1 6 1 10 0 0 .297 .316 .405 .721


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