Will White Sox No.1 prospect Carlos Rodon be a September call-up?
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
The Chicago White Sox will officially announce their September call-ups on Tuesday, but my question is will the White Sox call up No. 1 prospect Carlos Rodon?
I think they should, and since they now have an open spot on their 40-man roster, the White Sox should put Rodon on the that 40-man roster as well, as he needs to be with the MLB club right now.
Rodon had three starts with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, two starts with the Winston-Salem Dash in Advanced-A team and one start with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox.
In total (starts and relief) Rodon has made a total of nine appearances at the MiLB level. He has yet to allow a home run in MiLB play.
Here are a look at his MiLB numbers by level played:
3.00 ERA, three games (three starts), 12 innings pitched, nine hits, four earned runs, and eight walks. Rodon has kept Triple-A batters to a .209 batting average, and he’s compiled a WHIP of 1.42.
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1.86 ERA, four games (two starts), 9.2 innings pitched, seven hits, two earned runs. The LHP held opposing batters to a .189 average and he had a WHIP of 1.24.
6.00 ERA, two games (one start), 3.0 innings pitched, four hits, two earned runs. Opponents had a .308 batting average at the rookie level and a WHIP of 1.33.
I believe Rodon will be called-up and pitch from the bullpen, but I could also see the White Sox just shutting Rodon down and getting him rested and prepared for spring training in 2015.
What are your thoughts?