By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
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
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.
Overall Future Potential: 57