Should Carlos Rodon be the White Sox No. 2 starter?

BY Lindsey Foltin • June 12, 2015

White Sox rookie Carlos Rodon has been very impressive since he's been called up to the big leagues.

But has he been good enough to be Chicago's No. 2 starter behind ace Chris Sale?

The short answer is yes.

From South Side Showdown:

"Though Rodon has walked 24 batters in 40.2 innings pitched, he has been very difficult to make contact against. The lefty has fanned 40 hitters, which is basically one hitter per inning. A lot of that is due to his elite slider, which is nearly impossible to hit.

Another stat that to look at is how few home runs he has thrown. The word few might be an exaggeration, considering that only one hitter has taken Rodon deep since entering the Majors in April."

When you look at the other pitchers in the White Sox rotation, Rodon is surely in the running to be the team's future No. 2 starter.

Next to Chris Sale, Rodon has been the most impressive starter -- better than high profile offseason acquisition Jeff Samardzija, struggling John Danks and Jose Quintana.

(h/t South Side Showdown)



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