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
Carlos Rodon LHP
Oh yeah, then there’s this guy, Carlos Rodon. You may heave heard of him by now. After a prolonged negotiation period, Rodon joined the organization by making a couple appearances with the Rookie-level White Sox before being promoted to the Dash. In only three games with the team Rodon seems to be living up to his booking. He’s struck out eight batters in 6.0 innings and allowed an earned run in only one of his three appearances. He’s pitched in college and he’s pitched on an international stage, so there is no reason to believe he won’t be ready to pitch in the majors by the end of next season. Then there’s this, just for fun.
So take comfort Sox fans. The back end of the rotation and bullpen may be giving you fits now, but that should change. Rick Hahn and Kenny Williams have made a concerted effort to add talented young arms to the organization. With a young core of players like Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, Jose Quintana, and Chris Sale, we should see that philosophy pay dividends within the next few years.