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June 7, 2010

Chris Sale was #4 in BA’s, #5 in MLBBB’s and #6 in Sickel’s draft talent rankings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 7, 2010 9:14 pm
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Baseball America’s Top 50:

Here is a final update on our Top 50 overall prospects before the draft. This isn’t a ranking of where we think players will go, but how they line up based on talent. The First round is picks 1-32 and the supplemental first is 33-50. …

1. Bryce Harper, c, JC of Southern Nevada
2. Jameson Taillon, rhp, The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3. Manny Machado, ss, Brito Miami Private HS
4. Chris Sale, lhp, Florida Gulf Coast

John Sickels:

Here is what my draft board currently looks like. This is not a draft prediction; this is a ranking of how I like guys. It changes every few days and is a work in progress.

Draft Board, May 24, 2010

1) Bryce Harper, C, College of Southern Nevada
2) Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands, Texas, HS
3) Manny Machado, SS, Brito Private HS, Hialeah, Florida
4) Drew Pomeranz, LHP, University of Mississippi
5) Yasmani Grandal, C, University of Miami-Florida
6) Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast University

Sale gets an 1B2 rating from MLBBB:

My Seiler Rating system is designed to give a quick snapshot about a player without knowing a lot about them. It’s broken down into three sections, and it goes like this:

The first digit is a snapshot of the round range I expect a player to go in. A 1 is a player expected to go in rounds 1-3, 2 is rounds 4-6, 3 is rounds 7-10, 4 is rounds 11-15, and 5 is rounds 16-25.

The second piece is a letter that gives a player’s ceiling. An A is a superstar position player or true number one starter/elite closer. A B is an occasional all star/above-average position player or number two starter/above-average closer. A C is a solid-average starting position player or a number three/four starter/setup man. A D is a potential bench player or fifth starter/swing man/middle reliever.

The third piece is a digit that tells you the likelihood of a player reaching their ceiling. A 10% chance is just changed to a 1, 20% to a 2, etc. I’m very conservative with this part of the grade, because there are a ton of variables that go into reaching a ceiling, and it’s harder to reach a ceiling the higher you go up in your ceiling. …

My Seiler Rating system is designed to give a quick snapshot about a player without knowing a lot about them. It’s broken down into three sections, and it goes like this:

The first digit is a snapshot of the round range I expect a player to go in. A 1 is a player expected to go in rounds 1-3, 2 is rounds 4-6, 3 is rounds 7-10, 4 is rounds 11-15, and 5 is rounds 16-25.

The second piece is a letter that gives a player’s ceiling. An A is a superstar position player or true number one starter/elite closer. A B is an occasional all star/above-average position player or number two starter/above-average closer. A C is a solid-average starting position player or a number three/four starter/setup man. A D is a potential bench player or fifth starter/swing man/middle reliever.

The third piece is a digit that tells you the likelihood of a player reaching their ceiling. A 10% chance is just changed to a 1, 20% to a 2, etc. I’m very conservative with this part of the grade, because there are a ton of variables that go into reaching a ceiling, and it’s harder to reach a ceiling the higher you go up in your ceiling. …

1. Bryce Harper, C, CC of Southern Nevada – 1A2

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, The Woodlands HS (TX) – 1A1

3. Manny Machado, SS, Brito Private HS (FL) – 1B3

4. Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Ole Miss – 1B3

5. Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast – 1B2

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