The Chicago White Sox selected left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon with the No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player draft Thursday night.
Rodon (6-3, 235 pounds) gained 400 career strikeouts with North Carolina State, as he was the first pitcher in school history to achieve that feat.
The 21-year old from Miami (Fla.) was the 2013 USA Baseball Player of the Year. This season, as a junior, he finished with an ERA of 2.01 with 117 strikeouts in 98.2 innings pitched. He allowed 22 earned runs.
Rodon not only has a good fastball, he also has a very good slider.
After taking a few minutes of reading about Rodon, I really like what I’ve read of the NC State pitcher.
MLB.com wrote on Rodon, in an article by Jonathan Mayo on May 1:
“In (a) start, against Georgia Tech, Rodon struck out 15, including 10 of the first 11 batters he faced. The week prior, he beat Boston College by allowing just one run over eight innings. He struck out 12 over 7 2/3 innings in a loss on April 11.”
Here is what folks on Twitter are saying: