AP Photo/Nati HarnikLeft-hander Carlos Rodon boasts arguably the best slider of any MLB draft prospect.
North Carolina State starter Carlos Rodon came into the spring as the consensus No. 1 overall prospect in the draft class, but his first six starts were a tick below those high expectations. As a result, I moved him down to No. 3 on my updated rankings last week behind high school lefty Brady Aiken and prep righty Tyler Kolek. Rodon threw on Friday night at home against Miami with a lot of cross-checkers and scouting directors from teams drafting outside of the top five. Originally they said they hadn't planned to scout him, but they changed course because he's no longer a lock to go that high.
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Keith Law joined ESPN.com in June 2006 as the lead baseball analyst for Scouts Inc., covering the majors, minors and amateurs. Before joining ESPN, Law spent 4½ years with the Toronto Blue Jays as a special assistant to the general manager, and was previously a writer for Baseball Prospectus. He graduated from Harvard College and holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.