White Sox could call Carlos Rodon to majors this season

Carlos Rodon looks like he's wearing a White Sox throwback jersey, no?
Carlos Rodon looks like he's wearing a White Sox throwback jersey, no? (USATSI)

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The most MLB-ready player in this past draft was thought to be NC State left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon. He's already in High-A ball, but that's a far cry from the majors. Still, WhiteSox.com reports that "there's a better-than-average chance" that Rodon gets the call to the majors this season. 

The writer makes a comparison to Chris Sale, who was drafted by the White Sox in the first round in 2010 and appeared in only 11 games in relief in the minors before debuting in the bigs on Aug. 6 and appearing in 21 games in relief that season. As we all know, Sale successfully transitioned to starting pitcher and is among the league's elite arms at this point.

Rodon has appeared in five games so far -- two starts -- working nine innings in his pro career. He has a 4.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 13 strikeouts against four walks. He'll probably have to be a bit more dominant and do so against at least Double-A bats, but a September callup isn't out of the question.

Here's some footage of a Rodon K:

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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