NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon was named USA Baseball’s Richard W. “Dick” Case Player of the Year Tuesday, joining the likes of Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman.
The award is given annually to USA Baseball’s top player while honoring the memory of the organization’s founding executive director and CEO.
Rodon, a Holly Springs native, led the Wolfpack to the College World Series in 2013, and played on the USA Collegiate National Team for his second year in a row. He became the first ever NC State player to win the Richard W. “Dick” Case Award.
“Carlos Rodon’s performance this summer speaks for itself,” said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball’s Executive Director/CEO. “It’s fitting he joins a group of past recipients that includes Stephen Strasburg and Huston Street.”
Those who follow Major League Baseball know that Street is a former MLB Rookie of the Year and Strasburg is a somewhat decent pitcher as well.