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Scouting Report: Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast (2010 Draft)

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February 6, 2010

Chris Sale showed up in the Cape Cod League last summer committed to prove that he had matured into a professional prospect. We’ll have a Q&A with him this spring, but for now, here’s a look at who might be the first college left-hander off the 2010 draft board.

Chris Sale, LHP
6-5, 175
Florida Gulf Coast
Games Seen: 1, Innings: 7

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tall, lean muscle in arms and legs, narrow hips, long loose arms and wrist.

STRENGTHS: Hard, sinking FB primary weapon, 91-93. Hard SL, 87-88, good CH, 81-84, weapon pitch. Balanced and coordinated, good arm action, lands well, command average with room for development.

WEAKNESSES: Occasionally overthrows, opens up and loses delivery. Needs to continue developing downhill plane on all pitches.

SUMMARY: Should be three-pitch left-handed starter at ML level.

GRADES (Present/Future):
Fastball        50/65
Slider            45/60
Change-up  60/60
Command  40/50
Control       40/50

Overall Future Potential: 57

What the Grades Mean

Read post-draft Fall 2010 Catching up with Chris Sale
Watch Chris Sale Video
Read Chris Sale Q&A

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