Jun 20, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) during the College World Series game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports
There was no game for the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, but there was a lot of excitement within the franchise as they drafted two pitchers in the first two rounds of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The White Sox selected Carlos Rodon (LHP) with the No. 3 overall selection, and Spencer Adams (RHP) at No. 44 overall.
Both have the potential be work their way up to the Majors, especially Rodon, who pitched for North Carolina State, and at one time was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick.
Some say Rodon could be in the bullpen maybe before this season is complete, and one day could be an ace on a major league pitching staff.
It is going to be fun to watch and see how these two pitchers improve as they work their way to the White Sox roster in the future.
The draft still has two days remaining.
As for the big league club, the White Sox begin a three-game series with the Los Angles Angels of Anaheim tonight in LA, with Andre Rienzo (4-2, 4.26 ERA) pitching for the White Sox and Jared Weaver (6-4, 3.33 ERA) of the Angels.
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Should be an interesting series, as the White Sox look to gain another series win in LA, as they just won two straight games earlier this week against the LA Dodgers.
In other White Sox news:
• Here is what the official White Sox site wrote about the MLB Draft.
• The Chicago Sun-Times says Rodon could “follow Chris Sale’s pace” to the majors.
• Here is a preview for the White Sox at Angels series from the Chicago Tribune.
• ESPN Chicago says the White Sox drafted “star quality” with Rodon.
• Rodon’s college workload “doesn’t scare the White Sox” writes CSN Chicago.