Jun 8, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack pitcher Carlos Rodon delivers a pitch against the Rice Owls during the Raleigh super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Doak Field. North Carolina State defeated Rice 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Carlos Rodon to debut in Arizona Rookie League

In a report by Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune, it stated that Carlos Rodon, the left-handed No. 3 overall selection in the ’14 MLB First-Year Player Draft, will debut professionally next week.

The Tribune article states:

“Rodon agreed to a franchise-record $6.582 million signing bonus last week and worked out with high Class-A Winston-Salem for a week while the Sox made a determination on his starting point.”

This will be a nice starting point for Rodon, who signed a bonus of $6.582 million, but I also don’t see him spending much time at the rookie league level either.

I know he hasn’t pitched since May for North Carolina State, but he has very high talent, and it won’t take long for him to shake off the rust and start climbing the ranks in the White Sox farm system.

In his final season at NC State, Rodon finished with an ERA of 2.01 and a record of 6-7 in 14 starts (98 innings pitched).

He threw three complete games.

Rodon also walked 31 batters and struck out 131 batters. Of the 39 runs he allowed, only 22 were earned.

It’s going to be fun to watch Rodon (hopefully quickly) climbing up the minor league ranks, and hopefully by September or by the time the 2015 roster is complete, he will be on the MLB roster alongside Chris Sale.

When do you think Rodon will be a part of the MLB club?

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