Here is some exciting new for Chicago White Sox fans … the No. 3 overall pick, Carlos Rodon, has been promoted to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights and will make his debut on Tuesday night.
Rodon is skipping Double-A baseball going from the Rookie League to Advanced Single-A to Triple-A in the span of a one month. He made his debut in the Arizona Rookie League on July 22.
In an article by wfmynews2.com it said of Rodon’s move:
“Rodon made four appearances with Winston-Salem and posted a 1.86 earned run average in nine and two-thirds innings, during which he struck out 15. He surrendered three runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits.”
For his entire MiLB career, six games (three starts) Rodon has no official record in 12.2 innings pitched with an ERA of 2.84.
He’s allowed 11 hits, five runs (four earned), no home runs and has walked five batters.
In the 55 batters he has faced this summer, since being drafted out of North Carolina State, his WHIP (walks + hits divided by IP) is 1.263 and his strikeout-to-walk ratio is 4.00.
This is the biggest test for Rodon for his professional career, and his performance with the Knights the next couple weeks will most likely determine if he will be a September call-up for the White Sox next month.
If he is called up it seems he will go the same route as Chris Sale and pitch out of the bullpen. That would be an improvement over the current relievers currently with the White Sox (well most of them).
I can’t wait to see how Rodon does in his Triple-A debut against the Gwinnett Braves, Tuesday. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. in Charlotte.
What are your thoughts on Rodon and do you think he will be on the MLB roster in September?