Rodon's draft stock continues to drop
April, 7, 2014
By Christopher Crawford | ESPN.com
Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT/Getty ImagesCarlos Rodon simply has not shown the dominating stuff he had one year ago.We're now less than two months away from the MLB draft, and while common sense would tell you that the consensus at the top would be clearing up, things are much murkier than they were in February. This weekend did very little to change that situation, with mixed results from the top college pitchers in the class, more dominating efforts from two of the better prep hurlers, and a continued lack of success for the top collegiate bats from the right side.
Rodon struggles again
• Though there have been flashes of brilliance, it's been a disappointing season for NC State left-hander Carlos Rodon, who has gone from being the overwhelming favorite to be the first pick in the draft to a player who is no longer considered a lock for the top three. Still, there's plenty of time for the Wolfpack ace to show the dominance he had shown the previous two seasons, and many have pointed out that he wasn't at his best until later in the 2013 campaign.
Those looking to see that run of domination start on Saturday, though, likely came away disappointed.
Rodon gave up 11 hits over his eight innings in his start against Clemson, giving up six runs (three earned) in the process while striking out five.