This is Part 6 in my series previewing the 2010 MLB draft from an Orioles perspective – The full series:
1. Series Introduction
2. Bryce Harper, C, CC of Southern Nevada
3. Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX)
4. Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Ole Miss
5. Deck McGuire, RHP, Georgia Tech
6. Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast
7. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, LSU
8. Q & A with Andy Seiler of MLB Bonus Baby
9. Examining the Orioles’ Options by Pat Hickey
10. Karsten Whitson, RHP, Chipley HS (FL)
11. Manny Machado, SS, Brito Private HS (FL)
Today I’ll take a look at Chris Sale.
Here are some scouting reports on Sale from around the web:
John Sickels of Minor League Ball has a summary of Sale:
“Sale attracted the attention of scouts last summer in the Cape Cod League, and has maintained that momentum this spring with a 2.48 ERA and a 78/8 K/BB in 58 innings, with 55 hits allowed. His exceptional K/BB and K/IP ratios reflect the fact that he has excellent command of his 90-95 MPH fastball, terrific changeup, and developing slider. Tall and lean at 6-5, 180, he has an attractive combination of polish and stuff, and could still have some remaining physical projectability. He won’t get out of the Top Ten picks, and seems a logical candidate for the Indians at five or the Diamondbacks at six.”
I’m going to take out a few pieces from Sickels’ summary, tell me if the scouting report reminds you of someone.
- left-handed pitcher
- 78/8 K/BB in 58 innings (Excellent command/control)
- excellent command of his 90-95 MPH fastball, terrific changeup
- tall and lean at 6-5, 180, he has an attractive combination of polish and stuff
- could still have some remaining physical projectability
Who does Chris Sale remind you of?