Carlos Rodon Chicago White Sox

Age: 28 (December 10, 1992) | 6' 3" | 235lbs. | Throws: Left P-20
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHW A+ 2017 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.1 4 1 2 6 13.50 1.80 1.95 5.4 16.2 .469 n/a
CHW AAA 2017 0 3 0 0 3 3 13.2 17 0 7 11 9.22 1.76 1.50 4.6 7.2 .382 n/a
CHW AL 2017 2 5 0 0 12 12 69.0 64 12 31 76 4.17 1.38 1.41 4.0 9.9 .305 44/22/34 0 3
CHW A 2018 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 0 0 6 1.80 0.60 0.60 0.0 0.0 .270 n/a
CHW AAA 2018 1 0 0 0 3 3 12.2 10 0 5 22 1.42 1.18 0.99 3.6 15.6 .422 n/a
CHW AL 2018 6 8 0 0 20 20 120.2 97 15 55 90 4.18 1.26 1.22 4.1 6.7 .247 41/16/43 5 7
CHW AL 2019 3 2 0 0 7 7 34.2 33 4 17 46 5.19 1.44 1.37 4.4 11.9 .359 43/19/38 0 2
CHW AL 2020 0 2 0 0 4 2 7.2 9 1 3 6 8.22 1.57 1.57 3.5 7.0 .339 28/24/48 -5 -3
CHW AL 2021 13 5 0 0 24 24 132.1 91 13 36 185 2.38 0.96 0.97 2.4 12.6 .293 38/17/45 29 27
Career 7yrs 42 38 0 0 121 116 668.1 600 79 267 710 3.80 1.30 1.27 3.6 9.6 .307 n/a
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Non-tendered again.

Continuing with Ken Davidoff's top 40 free agents...

21. Carlos Rodon (LHP, Age 28)

A non-tender a year ago, he made the White Sox look smart for bringing him back at a discount. 

Prediction: White Sox, five years, $75 million

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 11

Thanks, guys, says Carlos.

Not extended qualifying offer
November 7, 2021
Rodon didn't receive a qualifying offer from the White Sox, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rodon bounced back in 2021 and posted a 2.37 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 132.2 innings across 24 starts for the White Sox. In spite of his career-best season, the 28-year-old will become a free agent without any draft pick penalty attached.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 9

For my money, it's Ray or Rodon.

I may be penalizing Cole for coming up short in big games, it's true.

Mike Landau ML-
Sep 30

Eovaldi over Ray because of expected outcomes rather than what actually occurred is next level BS in my mind.  I can see Cole over Ray from a certain perspective, not my own, but a real one.  Eovaldi is nonsense.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Sep 29

No comments since April 15? How can that be?

Here's Keith Law's AL Cy Young ballot at The Athletic.

American League Cy Young

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, NY Yankees
2. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP, Boston
3. Robbie Ray, LHP, Toronto
4. Carlos Rodón, LHP, Chicago White Sox
5. Lance Lynn, RHP, Chicago White Sox

Ray winning would be an amazing story — he walked nearly a man an inning last year and seemed to be pitching himself out of baseball, only to post by far the lowest walk rate of his career in 2021 — but he just hasn’t been as good as the two ahead of him. Cole has struck out more guys, walked fewer guys, and been a little less homer-prone, pitching almost as many innings. If this ballot was 10 deep, the White Sox would have three guys in my top seven, with Lucas Giolito on the ballot; they have four of the top seven pitchers in the AL this year by fWAR, with Dylan Cease, a breakout candidate of mine for last season, also making the list.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 29

Just the way everyone was in Fenway to watch Ted Wlliams' last at-bat, every single American Dreamer had Rodon on his wish list and bid furiously when he came up late in the zoom day on Aprll 3.

Right? We all swear he was on our list. And maybe he was.

The truth, for once, is in the Google transcript.

17:14:51 From  NOVA  to  Everyone : Carlos Rodon 1

17:14:57 From  Tooners  to  Everyone : 2

17:15:02 From  Moose Factory  to  Everyone : 2

17:15:05 From  NOVA  to  Everyone : 3

17:15:16 From  Bad K  to  Everyone : 4

17:15:20 From  NOVA  to  Everyone : 5 

That doesn't mean eight other teams weren't watching with envy.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 15

From The Athletic...

Rodón's slider hit the top of Roberto Pérez's back foot with an 0-2 count and one out in the ninth inning, ending Rodón's bid for the first perfect game in the majors since 2012. But Rodón struck out Yu Chang and got a ground ball from Jordan Luplow to cap the no-hitter.

"What just happened, man?" Rodón said in amazement on the White Sox's broadcast after the final out. Asked where his mind was, he replied with a laugh, "On a toe ball."

... James Fegan, White Sox beat writer: Where to begin? Rodón was drafted third overall seven years ago because he had no-hit stuff. After two major arm surgeries and extensive offseason work with pitching coach Ethan Katz to restore the carry on his fastball, Rodón has looked like the top prospect he once was all year.

Fegan: He only had one previous start this season, and was due to pitch Monday before he was scratched due to a stomach bug. Frankly, he probably had a nastier slider in striking out nine Mariners hitters over five scoreless innings, nine days ago. But once Rodón got in range of a no-hitter, the reclaimed power of his fastball that has been with him since spring emerged. He topped out at 98.8 mph at the end of Wednesday night. Before this season, Rodón had not thrown a pitch over 98 mph since 2017.

theathletic.com

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 15

But Rodon's was in the ninth!

Stathead Spotlight: Carlos Rodon

No-hitters with only one baserunner allowed, coming from a hit by pitch (since 1901)

PlayerDateTmOppHBRHBP
Carlos Rodon2021‑04‑14CHWCLE011
Joe Musgrove2021‑04‑09SDPTEX011
Max Scherzer2015‑06‑20WSNPIT011
Kevin Brown1997‑06‑10FLASFG011
Lew Burdette1960‑08‑18MLNPHI011
Hooks Wiltse1908‑07‑04 (1)NYGPHI011

See the list at Stathead.com's Pitching Game Finder

See the full list of no-hitters at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 15

White Sox saved themselves $1.5 million -- probably more -- by non-tendering.

Carlos Rodon (P) CHI-A - Jan. 30

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=762587

Rodon signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the White Sox on Saturday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Rodon will return to the White Sox after being non-tendered by the team in early December. The southpaw has battled injuries over the past two seasons and only made 11 appearances (nine starts) as a result. During that time, Rodon posted a 5.74 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 42.1 innings. He should compete for a back-end rotation spot once again heading into 2021.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 31
Fangraphs: FB 51% FBv 92.9 EV 88.8 HardHit 40% HR/FB 8% LD%+ 111 FIP 4.89
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '20