White Sox prospect Carlos Rodon visits US Cellular Field


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

Maybe the top prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization is getting accustomed to his future home for the 2015 season?

Carlos Rodon took a tour of US Cellular Field this weekend with his girlfriend, and it is good to see the future of the White Sox pitching staff getting to know his future surroundings.

CSN Chicago wrote this about Rodon in a recent article:

"“The former first-round pick will be heading to spring training with a shot to make the team, and will likely start in the bullpen when that time comes as the White Sox continue to strengthen their rotation.”"

Rodon was selected with the No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of North Carolina State.

As for Rodon, I would like to see him start the season in the bullpen with the White Sox and the organization groom him in the majors this season from that spot.

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I believe the White Sox can work on the fourth and fifth spots in the rotation during the spring, and Rodon can just learn about being a MLB pitcher his first season in the majors, but if he is the fourth or fifth starter, that is great as well.

Rodon would be better off with the White Sox bullpen, rather than being a starter in Triple-A, but that is just my opinion, but I wanted him up on the MLB roster during September call-ups this past season, but that didn’t happen for various reasons.

The LHP had a very productive first season at different levels of the minors. His overall numbers from rookie ball, Advanced-A and Triple-A included a 2.92 ERA in 24.2 innings pitched.

Rodon did have 38 strikeouts in nine games (six starts) and had a WHIP of 1.34. It will be exciting and interesting to see just how much those numbers translate over to the majors whenever he is called up.

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In other White Sox news:

• The White Sox aren’t worried about losing draft picks due to recent signings writes whitesox.com.

• Former White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd was signed by the Cleveland Indians wrote ESPN Chicago.

• Rick Hahn was even surprised with all the moves the White Sox made recently as CBS Chicago reported.

• The Daily Herald has this article about “what to expect from the new guys.”

• The White Sox posted this picture of Rodon on their instagram account.