Chicago White Sox Sign Chris Sale

Posted: 21st June 2010 by Tom Dubberke in MLB
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The White Sox announced the signing of their first round pick LHP Chris Sale for $1.656 million.  Sale was rated the top college left-hander after Drew Pomerantz in most of the mock drafts shown, but he fell to the White Sox with the 13th pick, probably because he went to a second-tier school, Florida Gulf Coast University. Florida Gulf Coast did indeed play mostly second-tier schools. When they played top-tier schools, they generally got pounded, unless Sale was pitching.  He beat Wichita State 7-2 on March 5, 2010 and Clemson 4-2 on May 1, 2010. For that matter, Sale beat everyone else too, finishing the year 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA and a line of 103 IP, 83 hits, six HRs and 14 walks allowed with 146 Ks. It is hard not to like those numbers. However, Jim Callis of Baseball Americ ...

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