Rhodes, one of the top frosh pitchers last year, has improved dramatically with his fastball and secondary pitches during the fall, and the coaching staff expects his performance to shine in 2018. Rhodes hammers the strike zone, and his command of all three pitches proved a difficult choice for opposing hitters. Rhodes, also a third baseman, can field his position and his fielding prowess should assist in getting outs. Rhodes wields a line drive bat, and can use the whole field in his hitting approach. Rhodes developed a clutch bat for the frosh last year, and the JV coaching staff expects his offense to improve with added strength and conditioning.