Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fantasy Focus: 2016 Breakout Pitchers- Carlos Rodon

Carlos Rodon, LHP.  DOB:  12/10/1992.  6'3", 234 lbs.  Organization:  White Sox

2015 MLB:  9-6, 3.75, 139.1 IP, 8.98 K/9, 4.59 BB/9, GB/FB= 1.57.

Carlos Rodon was the 3'rd overall pick of the 2014 draft out of NC State.  He's a big lefty who throws hard and has a wipeout slider.  He got called up to stay in April of last season.  He struggled with high walk rates for the first 4 months of the season.  I finally dropped him from my fantasy team around the first of August because the K's and W's he was giving were not worth the hit on my ERA and WHIP's. So what does he do?  He posts an ERA of 2.28 over the final 2 months of the season and lowered his walk rate to a manageable 3.49/9.  With that experience under his belt, look for him to become the dominant SP he was drafted to be.  I think he will be drafted in the late rounds if at all in most fantasy leagues.  Grab him!  He's going to be an ace someday and he will almost certainly be a fantasy asset at the least.

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