Carlos RodonHt/Wt: 6' 3"/234 lbs
Team: N. Carolina St.
Carlos Rodon Scouting ReportFastball - When Rodon is at his best, his fastball sits in the low-to-mid 90ís and occasionally reaching 96-97. He didnít throw his heater as much as some scouts would have liked during the 2012 season, but itís a plus offering that he can throw by hitters who chose to wait on his slider.
Slider - Rodonís fastball is all the more effective because of his slider, which is the best breaking-ball of any pitcher in this yearís class. It sits in the mid 80ís with ridiculous movement that will give both left and right-handed hitters fits thanks to its bite and speed.
Change Ė Itís easily the worst of Rodonís offerings, but it will still flash above-average with decent movement and good arm speed. It generally sits in the low 80ís, and he has enough confidence in the pitch to throw it when both ahead and behind in the count.
Command Ė While Rodon does repeat his delivery well, he did have a tendency last year to lose command with his fastball and secondary offerings, putting too many men on base via walk for a frontline starting pitcher. He did do a better job of getting ahead of hitters over the summer, however, so weíll see if that carries over into the spring.
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Carlos Rodon (07-18-2013) vs Cuba (Des Moines, Iowa)
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