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LHP Brody Rodning Returning to the Mound

Rodning is rehabbing his shoulder in Florida with a return in sight

LHP Brody Rodning Returning to the Mound

May 27, 2019

Photo credit: Minnesota State

Photo credit: Minnesota State

 

Left-handed pitcher Brody Rodning is looking forward to getting back on the mound. Rodning, who is currently down in Florida rehabbing his shoulder feels he’ll be back on the bump in the upcoming weeks.

“I’m not sure of the exact timeline at the moment, but probably in a month or two.” said Rodning.

While he doesn’t know the exact timeline – he does know that he’ll be excited to join any team.

“I’m not sure where I’ll be assigned yet,” stated Rodning. “But, whether it’s Lansing or Dunedin, I’ll be excited to pitch again.”

If Rodning is assigned to Lansing, he’ll be returning to familiar grounds, as the lefty has logged 70 1/3 Midwest League innings in his career – where he has maintained a WHIP of 1.29 for the Lugnuts.

A major component to his success is the way he gets ahead early in counts with his 2-seam sinking fastball.

“I use my deception to get ahead with my sinking fastball,” explained Rodning. “Sometimes I’ll mix in a breaking ball early, but I like to get ahead with the fastball. It all starts there.”

While, he likes to use his sinker early and often, Rodning also features: a 4-seam fastball, a slider, a curveball, and a changeup in his repertoire.

And while he works hard at sharpening all of his pitches every season; Rodning is especially proud of the development of his changeup, as he feels that’s an important pitch to have in pro ball.

“My changeup has gotten way better in pro ball compared to high school and college,” stated Rodning. “It’s an important pitch, as most hitters say it’s the hardest pitch to hit.”

Be on the lookout for Brody Rodning, as he makes his return to the mound in the upcoming weeks.