The New York Yankees made a key move earlier in the offseason when they inked veteran starting pitcher Carlos Rodon to a six-year, $162 million contract.
In doing so, New York brought in one of the top starting pitchers available on the free agent market.
After recovering from countless injuries and putting together a solid 2021 season, the left-hander followed that up with another Cy-Young caliber season with the San Francisco Giants.
His 14 wins in 31 starts and 2.88 ERA were enough to not only earn him a massive deal but also catapult him into the top 10 for starting pitchers according to MLB Now.
The @Yankees new starter made his debut in our #Top10RightNow coming in as the #3 SP heading into next season! 📈 pic.twitter.com/TCQB6m7qoD
— MLB Now (@MLBNow) February 2, 2023
For context, MLB Now, a show on MLB Network, has been counting down the top-10 players at each position.
This is the first time Rodon has earned a spot in the top 10 of the starting pitchers list.
This year, he came in at No. 3 on the list, and also on the list were pitchers such as Corbin Burnes, Sandy Alcantara, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Framber Valdez, and others.
Needless to say, Rodon is in an elite class of starting pitchers who have earned their spot in the top 10.
Rodon has officially emerged as one of the top starting pitchers in all of baseball and can be considered a legitimate ace.
Now, he’s found his way into the conversation for the top 10 with more potentially to come.
He’ll join a rotation that already includes Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes at the top and will help the Yankees as they hope to reach the World Series.NEXT: Derek Jeter Graces The Cover For Special Edition Of MLB Video Game