STRENGTHS: Hard, sinking FB primary weapon, 91-93. Hard SL, 87-88, good CH, 81-84, weapon pitch. Balanced and coordinated, good arm action, lands well, command average with room for development.
When you break down Sale’s delivery, you find very solid points. He comes across the rubber in coordination, he aims at the plate, he lands fairly well, he is aware of getting on top of the ball and creating extension and downhill plane, and he has natural life on the fastball.
Sale: “I refuse to look at my stats. I look at them at the end of the season. I don’t want to know what I’m doing. I just want to know I’m pitching well. I don’t want to mess with the Baseball Gods. If you have a low ERA, you go out, it gets in your head because you say you have to keep it low. If you have a high ERA then you have to press and tell yourself you have to get it down.”