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  • Sizzler Sizzler Mar 21, 2012 2:35 PM Flag

    Thoughts on Chris Sale?

    He's struggled early on quite a bit, but his last start was great with 6 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's... what's your expectation with his potential and the fact he's going from RP to SP?

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    • you can't argue with these stats....6'6, 180lbs

      Dude is 80 lbs lighter than Pineda

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      • he also doesn't have the control of Pineda.

        For this season, I'd compare Sale to Jonathan Sanchez. He's going to get hit his 2nd and 3rd times through the order as people see him more. He hasn't had to make those adjustments yet at the major league level and it could go bad. Plus he's likely on a innings limit and while his control wasn't awful in the pen, fatigue is going to be an issue as his body adjusts to the extra innings.

        I use Sanchez as an example because he'll likely put up big K numbers, dominate at times, and struggle at times. He'll also probably be on an innings limit so consider that.

        Long term he has ace stuff. But having to adjust from relief to starting doesn't work for everybody. Look at Chamberlain and Hughes.

    • I liked him as a rp but if he could put it all together then he has potential...but id have to see more

 

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