WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 11, 2014) - The Chicago White Sox have announced their signing of left-hander Carlos Rodon, the third overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. The White Sox have yet to announce where the former North Carolina State University star will begin his professional career.
Rodon will be working out with the Winston-Salem Dash until traveling to Chicago for a formal introduction and press conference on July 18 at U.S. Cellular Field. He is not on the Dash's active roster.
On June 5, Rodon became the highest White Sox draftee since the franchise selected Harold Baines with the top pick in 1977. He finished his collegiate career with a 25-10 record to go along with a 2.24 earned run average.
The Holly Springs, N.C., native's 436 career strikeouts represent an NC State record, and he is one of four pitchers in ACC history to record more than 400 strikeouts. Rodon guided the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and 2013. He became the first freshman to ever win ACC Pitcher of the Year in 2012. One year later, Rodon led the program to its first College World Series appearance since 1968.
This past season, Rodon finished his NC State career strongly by posting a 6-7 record and a 2.01 earned run average in 14 starts. He whiffed 117 batters over 98.2 innings of work.