Carlos Rodon isn't for everybody. At this stage of his career, the 23-year-old is probably going to require some patience. Though he ended last year on a high note, issuing 3.5 walks per nine innings en route to a 1.81 ERA over his final eight starts, it doesn't erase his 5.3 walks per nine innings in 18 appearances before then. He's going to have stretches where he can't find the strike zone, and it's going to make you want to sit him in Fantasy. But those who stick with him could be handsomely rewarded with something close to ace production if and when he puts it all together. At the very least, he'll be a good source of strikeouts. If you're willing to go along for the ride, you'll probably have to target Rodon among the top 40 starting pitchers because of his strong finish.
White Sox rookie starter Carlos Rodon allowed two runs on five hits, walking five and striking out four over six innings of a 5-2 victory against the Yankees on Friday night. Rodon (9-6, 3.75 ERA) has strung together eight consecutive quality starts as he works to establish himself as a reliable starting pitcher. He still loses his release point at times - note the five walks in this one - but the young southpaw has the stuff to escape many of the jams he stumbles into. He features a very high ceiling, and will only improve as his command sharpens.
White Sox starter Carlos Rodon (8-6) surrendered six hits, one earned run and a walk in 7 2/3 innings in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Indians. He struck out four. Rodon has now posted seven consecutive quality starts, and his sparkling 1.74 ERA in September speaks to the degree that he has stymied opposing batters. The young southpaw has also demonstrated improved efficiency and control in his most recent pair of appearances, only surrendering one walk in each. Tellingly, Saturday's performance was also the longest Rodon has pitched into a ballgame with as few a number of pitches, with the 25-year-old averaging a bit over 13 offerings per inning (102 pitches total) against the Indians in just under eight frames. If he can continue to reduce the control problems that have plagued him in his young career, Rodon's potential for dominating performances appears to be substantial.
In an attempt to limit the innings of rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon, the White Sox will skip his next start, which was scheduled for next week against Oakland, per CSNChicago.com. They hope it does not wreck his momentum. Rodon is on a roll with a 4-2 record and 1.76 ERA over his last six starts. He has 41 strikeouts in 41 innings during that stretch.
White Sox starter Carlos Rodon needed to be lights-out Wednesday night at Minnesota. He was only good. The result was a defeat that evened his record to 6-6 as his team got shut out. Rodon allowed two runs on five hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts. He gave up the only run the Twins really needed in the second on a Miguel Sano homer. Two more runs scored in the second on a Trevor Plouffe double. Rodon has been on a roll. He has surrendered only seven runs over his last 34 innings, but has just two victories to show for it.
With White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon having thrown more than 110 innings in his rookie season, manager Robin Ventura said the team may skip a start in September to give him more rest, reports the Chicago Tribune. "There might be a spot where you can skip him and get him into that better line of where you would like to see him end up," Ventura said. "I also like to see him getting the repetition of being out there every five days." Rodon is 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA over 19 starts this season.