Youngsters Making An Impact In 2016; American League Central
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With spring training around the corner, we’re taking a look at a couple of young players for each team that I think will have a larger impact in 2016.
We started with the American League East yesterday and will move through division by division. Today we look at AL Central…
Chicago White Sox
Carlos Rodon, LHP – The 23-year old first round (3rd pick) draft pick, had created a ton of buzz coming into last season.
Rodon ultimately started out in Triple-A Charlotte before being called up to make his Major League debut on April 21st.
Although shaky at times with control issues, Rodon really put it together at the end of the season in his last 9 starts; he was 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA, .209 average against with a 8.7 k per 9 rate.
In total, Rodon was 9-6, with a 3.75 ERA, 1.443 WHIP in 139.1 innings, but it’s that last 9 starts that showed what he could really do.
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