Carlos Rodon

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Position: LH SP
Born: 12/10/92
Ht: 6'3" Wt: 234
Acquired: Drafted 1st Round (3rd overall) in 2014 from North Carolina State
Career Stats

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #1 - 2014 Midseason
  • #1 - 2015 Preseason

FutureSox Media

Accolades

  • #14 Prospect in MLB, MLB.com, Preseason 2015
  • #15 Prospect in MLB, Baseball America, Preseason 2015
  • #41 Prospect in MLB, Baseball Prospectus, Preseason 2015

Scouting report
Rodon was arguably the top prospect in the 2014 draft class, but fell to the Sox at No. 3 and they pounced. He signed for $6.582M, the biggest signing bonus in franchise history and the biggest signing bonus in that year's draft. The left-hander dominated as a sophomore as North Carolina State, and by relative standards took a step back as a junior. His 2014 pro debut was impressive: going from Rookie to A+ to AAA, he struck out a whopping 38 batters in 24.2 innings, posting a 2.92 ERA. The walks were a little higher than you'd like to see (4.7 BB/9), but considering his fast ascent it shouldn't incidate much more than a need for a little more refinement. In addition to a mid-90's fastball, Rodon's slider is a truly plus pitch and possibly the best single pitch in the entire draft class. He also features a change up that flashes plus potential and a curve. This 6'3", 235-pound lefty is strong and physically mature and ultra-competitive. Look for Carlos to have a shot at the Opening Day rotation in Chicago, but more likely he'll spend a few more months in AA and/or AAA to get fully dialed in (and pass some arb-related dates) before reaching the big leagues. The bullpen is also a possibility as he transitions to the majors.

Major League Outlook: No. 1 or No. 2 starter
ETA: 2015

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