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Baseball Beginnings on Josh Sale, No. #17, (Tampa Bay Rays)

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June 7, 2010

Today the Tampa Bay Rays selected Josh Sale in the first round (#17 overall) in the 2010 MLB Draft. Baseball Beginnings has been scouting Sale from the start of the draft cycle. Enjoy links to the content we have published on him through the year.

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Scouting Video: Josh Sale, Bishop Blanchet (WA) HS (2010 Draft)

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April 22, 2010

Josh Sale is up, last look. Dude has power. It’s been documented here.

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Scouting Video: Josh Sale, Bishop Blanchet (WA) HS (2010 Draft)

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March 15, 2010

Josh Sale’s left-handed power has kept him high on the national radar this spring leading up to the 2010 draft. Now that we’re back in metal bat season, it’s worth to look back at Sale hitting with wood.

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Scouting Report: Josh Sale, Bishop Blanchet (WA) HS (2010 Draft)

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February 24, 2010

Josh Sale has legitimate raw left-handed power, which is his best tool. As he develops as a pro, he’ll have to raise some other aspects of his game, but I’m a firm believer that you can’t give a guy power, even in this day and age.

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Scouting Video: Josh Sale, Bishop Blanchet (WA) HS (2010 Draft)

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December 22, 2009

Josh Sale has left-handed power going for him and the kind of long-term frame that allows you to imagine him as a regular in a major league lineup.

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First look: 2010 Draft Prospects (High School infielders)

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September 23, 2009

Continuing our sneak peak at the 2010 MLB Draft here in September, eight months before the draft, here is the first look at infielders. We’ve divided up the prospects by first basemen, third basemen and middle infielders. As we said in our 2010 High School Pitchers Draft Prospect List, always take follow-lists with a grain of salt simply because of the nature of baseball. Some will rise, some will fall, and some will come out of nowhere, guys who should be here, that we haven’t seen or heard of yet.

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Wolters wheels, wills West

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August 16, 2009

Bryce Harper, the made for TV prospect, went hitless. Anthony Wolters, an undersized shortstop who can run and play defense, showed he also will place himself in the running to be a top-round pick next June on Sunday night at the Aflac game at Petco Park in San Diego.

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Area Codes Game 14: Sale homers again

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August 9, 2009

Josh Sale hit his second home run of the Area Code Games Sunday morning at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif.

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Area Codes Game 11: Ficociello, Vettleson draw attention

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August 8, 2009

Dominic Ficociello, a rangy and athletic third baseman from baseball-rich Orange County playing Saturday afternoon in Game 11 of the Area Code Games, showed a few reasons why he is a 2010 MLB draft prospect.

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Area Codes Game 5: Lipka continues to raise the level

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August 6, 2009

Matt Lipka continued to have a strong showing at the 2009 Area Codes Thursday at Blair Field.  

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