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Chris Sale Named Top Cape Cod League Prospect by Baseball America
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 | by Chris Perry

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU’s Chris Sale was named the top ranked prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America. Baseball America ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues.

Sale won the Cape's pitcher of the year award after tying for the league lead with four victories and topping the Cape with 57 strikeouts and 55 innings. He was also the East Division's MVP at the all-star game, where he required just six pitches to work a perfect inning.

Sale’s stats helped keep the Y-D Red Sox at the top of the pack in team pitching. For the majority of the season, they were ranked first until the Orleans Firebirds edged them out of the top spot right before the playoffs. The Sox finished the season with an impressive 2.79 ERA and 28-15 record.

Other schools that were well represented in the lists include Arkansas, Clemson and LSU, which each placed four players in the rankings (counting only players who are on a school's roster for this fall). The Southeastern Conference led all leagues with 29 players ranked, followed by the Atlantic Coast (19 players), Big 12 (17), and the Pacific-10 (15).

Baseball America’s Top 30 Prospects in the Cape Cod League Listed below:

Cape Cod League
1. Chris Sale, lhp, Yarmouth-Dennis (Jr., Florida Gulf Coast)
2. Zack Cox, 3b, Cotuit (So., Arkansas)
3. Alex Wimmers, rhp, Bourne (Jr., Ohio State)
4. Jedd Gyorko, 3b/2b, Brewster (Jr., West Virginia)
5. Bryan Morgado, lhp, Bourne (Jr., Tennessee)
6. Jack Armstrong Jr., rhp, Wareham (So., Vanderbilt)
7. Brandon Workman, rhp, Wareham (Jr., Texas)
8. Jesse Hahn, rhp, Chatham (Jr. Virginia Tech)
9. Todd Cunningham, of, Falmouth (Jr., Jacksonville State)
10. Jorge Reyes, rhp, Orleans (SIGNED: Padres)
11. Brett Eibner, 1b/of/rhp, Wareham (Jr., Arkansas)
12. Zach Cone, of, Cotuit (So., Georgia)
13. Kyle Blair, rhp, Brewster (Jr., San Diego)
14. Leon Landry, of, Harwich (Jr., Louisiana State)
15. Austin Wates, of, Yarmouth-Dennis (Jr., Virginia Tech)
16. Rob Rasmussen, lhp, Orleans (Jr., UCLA)
17. Gary Brown, of, Orleans (Jr., Cal State Fullerton)
18. Justin Grimm, rhp, Cotuit (Jr., Georgia)
19. Jackie Bradley, of, Hyannis (So., South Carolina)
20. B.A. Vollmuth, ss, Falmouth (So., Southern Mississippi)
21. Mickey Wiswall, 1b, Yarmouth-Dennis (Jr., Boston College)
22. Logan Verrett, rhp, Chatham (So., Baylor)
23. Cameron Rupp, c, Cotuit (Jr., Texas)
24. Hunter Morris, 1b, Falmouth (Jr., Auburn)
25. Jarrett Parker, of, Brewster (Jr., Virginia)
26. Chad Bell, lhp, Cotuit (SIGNED: Rangers)
27. George Springer, of, Wareham (So., Connecticut)
28. Daniel Tillman, rhp, Cotuit (Jr., Florida Southern)
29. Nick Tepesch, rhp, Falmouth (Jr., Missouri)
30. Dallas Gallant, rhp, Hyannis (Jr., Sam Houston State)