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
The top prospect for the Chicago White Sox, Carlos Rodon, pitched two scoreless innings on Sunday, Aug. 3.
In the relief appearance, Rodon allowed one hit and one walk. He struck out two in the 5-1 win against the Lynchburg Hillcats.
In an article on MiLB.com it said of the outing by Rodon:
"“Rodon, the White Sox 2014 first round draft pick, entered in relief of Danish in the seventh. The left-hander pitched a perfect seventh inning before allowing a hit and a walk in the eighth. The former NC State star finished his outing with two strikeouts over a 30-pitch outing.”"
This was the best outing yet for Rodon, though it was just his second appearance for the Winston-Salem Dash. His first appearance came on July 30 where he went one innings, allowing one run with three strikeouts.
Rodon, a LHP, will eventually continue to improve and it is good to see he’s already starting to take control in Advanced Class-A baseball.
Four of his five strikeouts with the Dash have come against right-handed batters, holding them to a .111 average though his two appearances.
Rodon, the No. 3 overall draft pick for the White Sox in June, has also pitched this season in the Arizona Rookie League.