Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Oh crap Carlos Rodon is adding a changeup

Here is a nice feature on Carlos Rodon, who better could be the Astros' 1-1 pick next June.

See, the last two summers, Rodon has been playing with USA Baseball, whose assistant coach is Matt Holliday's dad. Anyway, a coach from Ole Miss showed him how to throw a changeup, and how to throw it whenever he wanted, and last summer he didn't give up a run in 17IP.

It helped me get a feel for it. I'm excited to add that to the arsenal this spring. I didn't think it would happen this way, that fast. Obviously, I've been working on it for a while, but had a big breakthrough this summer. It should be a factor.

So with a changeup to go along with a fastball that sits in the high 90s and what Jonathan Mayo calls a "killer slider"...?

Both Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo have Rodon as the "no-brainer" 1-1. (Though, click the link and you'll see that East Carolina pitcher Jeff Hoffman is mentioned in the 1-1 conversation, and Perfect Game's Frankie Piliere has Hoffman at 1-1, as well)

2 comments:

Chris said...

Only way Rodon isn't the Astros pick is if he gets injured.

*day dreaming about a rotation of Rodon, Appel, Folty, Cosart, and McCullers*

Blazemule said...

If his change is even an average change it will make him so insanely more effective.

Please just take our money now Rodon, we can just sign you now and forgo this college thing.