NC State freshman lefty Carlos Rodon has been named a finalist for the 2012 Golden Spikes Award. Already having taken the ACC Freshman of the Year award and the ACC Pitcher of the Year award (the first ever freshman to do so, btw), Rodon now has the chance to take home even more national hardware to go along with his first team All American slot.
Voting is open until June 15th so vote early and often (haven’t seen many online votes that Pack fans couldn’t sway). Pack fans are already representing well as Carlos is already enjoying a pretty good lead, something he hasn’t been used to lately.
The award presentation to the winner will be televised on the MLB network on Friday, July 6th, with all three finalists attending. The two other finalists are Stanford’s Jr. RHP Mark Appel, and Florida’s Jr. C Mike Zunino.
Rodon is one of only three finalists to emerge from an original group of more than sixty, and a semifinalist list of thirty players from around the nation. He is the first Wolfpack player ever to be named a Golden Spikes finalist.