The Rays agreed to sign first-round pick Josh Sale and supplementary first-rounder Drew Vettleson, according to Conor Glassey of Baseball America (Twitter link). Sale, a 19-year-old outfielder, had committed to playing at Gonzaga next season. Last year, MLB recommended a $1.467MM bonus for the 17th-overall selection, but the Rays signed Sale for $1.62MM. Vettleson, a two-way player who turned 19 last month, gets $845K.
The Rays already signed first-rounder Justin O'Conner for $1.025MM. Click here for the complete list of 2010 first-rounders to sign.
I wonder what origin Sale comes from? Chris Sale is pornounced “sail” and Josh Sale is pornounced “sah lay” Nevertheless, anytime you draft Sale and O’conner, not to mention Vettleson and thompson, you drafted well no doubt about it.
I was the statistician for Josh’s high school baseball team. He is of Samoan descent.
Oh. Well thank you mr. Statsician!
Wanna say anything else about him, i.e.. Personality, Attitude, Amateur scouting report?
He is a great guy. He never let the attention from the pro scouts get to his head and he was nice to everyone. I played for Blanchet this past season with him which is how I know. He is also the best hitter I have ever seen.