NC State baseball's Carlos Rodon was selected third overall by the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Rodon becomes the highest-drafted player in Wolfpack baseball history, surpassing the mark of No. 26 overall, set by Dan Plesac in 1983. Rodon joins Plesac, Joey Devine (No. 27 in 2005), and Andrew Brackman (No. 30 in 2007) as the fourth Wolfpacker selected in the first 30 picks of the first round.
Including compensatory selections, NC State has had seven players drafted in the first round. Plesac, Devine, Brackman, Rodon, Ron Evans (1975), Greg Briley (1986), and Corey Lee (1996).
Rodon finished his career with an NC State record 436 strikeouts and a 2.24 ERA over 50 appearances in 345.2 IP, good for third all-time in NC State history. His 25 wins and eight complete games both rank sixth all-time.
Rodon and teammate Trea Turner are the first three-time All-Americans in Wolfpack baseball history. Turner is expected to be selected in the first round as well. Check back on GoPack.com for more MLB Draft updates.
-Per N.C. State Athletics