Carlos Rodon

Carlos Rodon

31-Year-Old PitcherSP
New York Yankees
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Year 1 of Rodon's six-year, $162 million pact with the Yankees was a disaster, as he missed a large portion of the season due to injury and struggled to a 6.85 ERA in his 64.1 innings on the mound. He suffered a forearm strain in spring training before later dealing with back and hamstring injuries. The back remains a concern moving forward after Rodon revealed in May that it's a chronic issue. Of course he's also battled a myriad of elbow and shoulder trouble in his career, so the lefty has to be considered a giant health risk. He was trending in a positive direction in 2021-22 -- he ranked second among pitchers in fWAR across those two seasons behind only Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler -- and his breaking stuff was still effective last season. Pitchers don't tend to get healthier in their 30s, but Rodon should be in the Yankees' rotation when available and the results should be better on a per-start basis. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $162 million contract with the Yankees in December of 2022.
Earns win against former team
PNew York Yankees
May 19, 2024
Rodon (5-2) earned the win Sunday against the White Sox, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six.
ANALYSIS
Rodon allowed a homer and a triple in the second inning, leading to two runs, but didn't allow another runner to cross the plate through six quality frames against his former club. According to Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News, Yankees manager Aaron Boone confessed after the game that Rodon was battling a cold all week, and the skipper considered pulling him after five but was impressed with the way he battled back after the shaky second frame. It was the third consecutive quality start and win for Rodon, who will carry a 3.27 ERA into his next start, tentatively slated to take place in San Diego when the Yankees travel to take on the Padres during a three-game weekend set.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
94
Last 10 Games
94
Last 5 Games
95
How many pitches does Carlos Rodon generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Carlos Rodon generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .187 223 76 20 37 8 0 6
Since 2022vs Right .229 1007 280 76 209 47 4 30
2024vs Left .206 36 13 2 7 3 0 1
2024vs Right .243 198 42 14 43 7 3 8
2023vs Left .195 50 14 6 8 1 0 3
2023vs Right .274 236 50 22 57 13 0 12
2022vs Left .179 137 49 12 22 4 0 2
2022vs Right .207 573 188 40 109 27 1 10
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
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-50%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-48%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 2.96 1.09 143.0 12 6 0 10.6 2.8 0.9
Since 2022Away 4.61 1.21 154.1 10 12 0 10.9 3.0 1.3
2024Home 2.13 0.91 25.1 3 0 0 8.2 2.1 0.7
2024Away 4.25 1.45 29.2 2 2 0 9.7 3.0 2.1
2023Home 6.15 1.37 33.2 1 4 0 6.7 3.2 1.9
2023Away 7.63 1.53 30.2 2 4 0 11.4 4.7 2.3
2022Home 1.93 1.04 84.0 8 2 0 13.0 2.8 0.5
2022Away 3.73 1.02 94.0 6 6 0 11.1 2.5 0.7
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Stat Review
How does Carlos Rodon compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.44
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
95.3 mph
 
ERA
3.27
 
WHIP
1.20
 
BABIP
.291
 
GB/FB
0.72
 
Left On Base
84.3%
 
Exit Velocity
83.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.5%
 
Spin Rate
2403 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.5%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
New pitch making impact
PNew York Yankees
May 1, 2024
Rodon developed a cutter during the offseason and is utilizing it at a 13.8 percent clip through six starts, reports Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News.
ANALYSIS
Modern pitch tracking allowed the left-hander to quickly develop and refine the pitch, which he's using as a third offering behind his four-seamer and slider. Rodon has heavily relied on those two main pitches over the past few years, with his changeup and curveball combining for under 15 percent usage since 2021. The early results in 2024 are promising with a 2.48 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 32.2 innings.
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The White Sox declined to extend Rodon the qualifying offer last winter and that decision backfired in a big way as the lefty was a top-10 starter in baseball by most measures. Rodon's 2.25 FIP with San Francisco last season was in fact the best among qualified starters while his 26.1 K-BB% ranked third. He established a new career high with 178 innings -- a 45.1-inning increase over 2021. Now a two-time All-Star, Rodon's stuff is as good as ever despite the injuries earlier in his career. Corbin Burnes and Zack Wheeler are the only pitchers to have racked up more fWAR than Rodon over the past two seasons, and he'll now work atop the Yankees' rotation alongside Gerrit Cole after inking a six-year, $162 million contract with New York.
Rodon entered last season mustering only 42.1 innings the previous two seasons. He missed most of 2019 following Tommy John surgery and much of 2020 with shoulder soreness. In one of the bigger surprises of the 2021 campaign, Rodon logged 24 starts and 132.2 innings, both his most since 2016. He posted personal best ratios, fueled by a career high 34.6% K-rate and career low 6.7% BB-rate. He benefited from a low .267 BABIP and high 82.2% LOB mark. Rodon's 95.4 mph four seam velocity was another new career best. The lefty didn't escape injury, missing some time in August with left shoulder fatigue, which recurred in late September despite the White Sox trying to keep him fresh down the stretch. The late season shoulder woes combined with the White Sox declining to extend a qualifying offer left a shroud of uncertainty with the southpaw's health, but the Giants signed him to a two-year, $44 million contract after the lockout. It's a big upgrade in home ballpark, and the Giants should win plenty of games, but Rodon's health will be the determining factor of his value this season.
The oft-injured southpaw underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2019. With the delayed start to the 2020 campaign, he was able to break summer camp in the White Sox's rotation. Cleveland blasted him in his first start then he had to leave his next outing early with a sore shoulder. His velocity was way down in the second start, but examinations revealed no structural damage. Rodon was able to return in a relief role during the last week of the season, and his velocity returned to normal. Even though Rodon appeared healthy to end the season, the White Sox decided to cut bait and non-tender the left-hander. Some team will take a chance on Rodon, perhaps as a reliever. Even if he looks good in the spring, it's probably best to resist the temptation and pass.
Rodon opened up 2019 showing a new affinity for his slider, and at times, looked great with that approach, but poor fastball command still held him back. He went down with an elbow injury after seven starts and underwent Tommy John surgery on May 19. Rodon won't be ready to rejoin the big-league rotation until at least sometime in the second half, and the White Sox may opt to play it even safer than that, potentially limiting him to rehab outings in the minors or pitching him exclusively out of the bullpen down the stretch. He has now had both elbow and shoulder issues the past couple of years, so his long-term future could be in relief. However, Chicago will likely give the No. 3 overall pick from 2014 at least one more chance to make it as a starting pitcher.
Rodon enters 2019 as one of the game’s biggest wild cards. His 2018 was delayed as he rehabbed from shoulder surgery performed the previous September, debuting in early June. He struggled a bit out of the gate, sporting a 4.55 ERA after five starts, albeit with a solid 1.18 WHIP. Rodon then got on a roll, posting a 1.84 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in nine starts, covering 63.2 frames. Unfortunately, Rodon fell apart in September, recording a 9.22 ERA and 2.12 WHIP in 27.1 stanzas. Rodon truthers will highlight the middle stretch, writing off the early struggles to rust and the late ones to running out of gas. But here’s the thing: a 20 K% and 11.1 BB% in the middle set is rather pedestrian. His xFIP in that span was 4.77. The success was driven by an unsustainable .175 BABIP. The early market is expressing optimism, assuming not only will Rodon avoid injury, but that he’ll return to previous strikeout levels while honing his spotty control. That’s a risky bet.
Planning on ramping up Rodon's workload last season, the White Sox took it slow in the spring. It turned out their concerns were warranted as Rodon left a March 28 spring game with a tight bicep, later diagnosed as left shoulder bursitis, keeping him out until June 28. Rodon's throwing shoulder started barking again down the stretch, shutting him down for the season on Sept. 2. In between, the lefty was typically inconsistent, largely a result of spotty control, walking 31 in 69.1 innings. Homers also contributed, as he served up a dozen long balls. The saving grace was 76 punchouts. Rodon's trend has been to finish with a flourish, but there's no telling if his 4.15 ERA and 1.37 WHIP would have improved with another month of starts. Rodon had arthroscopic surgery in late September, with a six-to-eight month timetable, putting Opening Day in jeopardy. Expect the White Sox to again treat their prized southpaw with kid gloves.
Rodon's 2016 wasn't too different from 2015: low-4.00 ERA through the first four months before a sprint of quality work to the finish line that featured the upside that made him the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft. One major difference between the two seasons was a big improvement in his walk rate, but it came at the expense of his command as he allowed more hits and nearly twice as many home runs. The season still stands as a worthy building block for a 24-year-old lefty trying to fulfill his frontline upside. His elite slider was even better in 2016, and his changeup took a big step forward, but not enough to offset his fastball getting less effective. Velocity is great, but a good fastball requires much more (namely, command). His walk gains came via the fastball, but it was also responsible for the home run troubles. This is exactly the kind of profile you want to bet on, though: The cost doesn't require major gains to pay off, but the upside is massive.
Rodon’s transition to the majors was rocky, and while he struck out 64 through his first 60 innings as a starter, he also walked 37 over that same stretch. However, he learned on the job and was stellar in the season’s final two months - he posted a 1.81 ERA and .198 BAA over his final eight outings. Rodon entered the big leagues with a big league-ready slider, and the pitch was as good as advertised. Ninety-seven of his 139 strikeouts came off the slider, and his upper-90s fastball was also impressive. He could take the jump if he polishes a third pitch. Rodon should slot behind Chris Sale and Jose Quintana in the White Sox’s rotation.
Rodon entered his junior year at North Carolina State as the prohibitive No. 1 overall pick. However, concerns about his workload budged him from the top spot in the 2014 June draft, and he fell to the White Sox at No. 3. It took much of the summer for the two sides to agree on a contract, which may have worked out better for his overworked arm. His plus fastball and slider blew away college batters, and the White Sox want him to add a changeup to the mix. Even without a refined third pitch, he ranks as one of the top prospects in the system and could be in the mix for a rotation spot out of camp, though vice president of baseball operations Ken Williams said in December that a multi-innings bullpen role is more likely for Rodon in 2015.
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Generates quality start
PNew York Yankees
May 14, 2024
Rodon (4-2) picked up the win Tuesday against Minnesota, allowing one run on six hits and no walks during six innings. He struck out six.
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Secures third victory
PNew York Yankees
May 9, 2024
Rodon (3-2) earned the win over Houston on Wednesday, allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven batters over 6.1 innings.
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Struggles in Baltimore
PNew York Yankees
May 2, 2024
Rodon (2-2) took the loss Thursday against the Orioles, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits over four innings. He struck out six.
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Allows just one run in win
PNew York Yankees
April 28, 2024
Rodon (2-1) earned the win Saturday against the Brewers after he struck out eight and allowed one run on two hits and a walk over six innings.
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No-decision despite seven scoreless
PNew York Yankees
April 22, 2024
Rodon did not factor into the decision, allowing one hit and two walks over seven scoreless innings during Monday's 2-0 loss to the Athletics. He struck out four.
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