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White Sox Make the Sale; Chris Sale is Club’s First Round Draft Pick at No. 13

Sale3.JPGThe hope is that lefty pitcher Chris Sale, the White Sox’ No. 1 draft pick, has the success of former White Sox No. 1 picks Jack McDowell and Alex Fernandez and NOT the major league careers of first round flops Lance Broadway and Kyle McCulloch. Only time will tell.
Here’s Sale’s scouting report heading into the draft, courtesy of MLB.com:

–21-years-old, from Lakeland, Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University
–Stands 6-6 and weighs 185 pounds
–Fastball reaches 94 mph with lots of sink
–A sweepy slurve, potential wipeout pitch
–Good changeup, with a chance to be a plus pitch
–Strike thrower who doesn’t hurt himself with walks
–Perhaps the best mound presence in the draft class
–Skinny, gangly body
–Main weakness: questionable durability

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