Get ready for the MLB Draft with this glowing scouting report on Chris Sale from 2010
Chris Sale cannot be stopped. His left arm is a scythe and batters are just the wheat, lined up to be flayed by his fastball/slider/changeup combo.
Long before tying a Pedro Martinez record for most consecutive starts with 10-plus strikeouts, Sale was a lanky college left-hander. Did the MLB Scouting Bureau see this future when he was coming out of Florida Gulf Coast University before the 2010 MLB Draft? In short: Yes.
Before the 2017 MLB Draft starts on June 12, let's take a look back at just what the scouting reports said about the eventual Chicago White Sox first-rounder after seeing him throw eight innings in an April start.
If you need any proof of why you are not a scout, take a look at this. That's right, his arm actions are "good." Though you may glance at his lanky frame and whip-like motion and think "danger, danger, danger," a scout is able to look past that to the strong foundation underneath:
The full scouting report is absolutely glowing. If anything, they underestimated the hurler -- which is astonishing. (Click here for full size)
However, they completely nailed the full summary: "Best baseball ahead" for sure.