Jun 8, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Rice Owls in the Raleigh super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Doak Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
For the fourth time in his advanced Single-A MiLB career, the top prospect for the Chicago White Sox, Carlos Rodon will be pitching for the Winston-Salem Dash Wednesday evening against the Lynchburg Hillcats.
Rodon, who will start the game on Wednesday night, was drafted third overall by the White Sox in the June First-Year Player Draft. Since signing with the organization, Rodon has pitched for the Arizona Rookie League White Sox and now currently with the Dash.
The first 1,000 fans who are at BB&T Ballpark (the home of the Dash) will receive a free baseball card of Rodon according to the Dash’s web site.
I find every time Rodon starts I must know what he’s doing, for the simple reasons he’s one of the few bright spots of the White Sox this summer, even though he’s pitching in advanced Single-A baseball.
Just making a guess, but if he does well in this game this evening who is to say he doesn’t get a promotion to the next level in the White Sox organization.
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Rodon, 21, has pitched three times for the Dash this summer, and from July 30-Aug. 7 he has pitched a total of six innings, with a 3.00 ERA. In his most recent outing on Aug. 7, Rodon pitched three innings allowing no earned runs on two hits and one walk.
He struck out three in that last appearance and for his three outings with the Dash has collected eight strikeouts. In the six innings he’s pitched with the Dash, Rodon has allowed a total of four hits and two earned runs.
For his entire minor league career (9 innings) Rodon has an ERA of 4.00 headed into Wednesday’s start.
It will be interesting to see if the Dash and the White Sox let Rodon go past the three inning marl on the mound this evening as well.
What are your thoughts on Rodon?