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3 pitchers LA Angels can acquire after MLB lockout to help fix rotation

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Sep 20, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (55) throws
Sep 20, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (55) throws / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Carlos Rodon
Sep 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (55) yells / Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 pitcher LA Angels can acquire after MLB lockout to help fix rotation: Carlos Rodon

Carlos Rodon is someone that the LA Angels have been linked to, as they have with Castillo. Rodon is one of the last big-name starters left on the free agent market.

While Rodon had some durability concerns this year, he came back for the end of the regular season and the postseason, so he's fine health-wise right now. Rodon finished the season top five in Cy Young voting in 2021, a year he was also an All-Star in.

He flashed incredibly high potential, as he pitched to a tune of a 2.37 ERA and an insane 183 ERA+. Striking out 12.6 batters per nine innings, he's the type of power pitcher the Halos could use for sure. His 0.957 WHIP was tremendous, and he allowed just 6.2 hits per nine frames this season.

Truthfully, the only question surrounding Rodon was durability before this season. Whenever he was able to stay healthy in his career, he had pitched well, and that was the story this season as well. While there still is injury history here, it's tough to find many pitchers with higher ceilings than Rodon.

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