Phillip Humber has been named the 5th starter in the White Sox rotation as of 2012. source
Scouting report on Phillip Humber when he was drafted as their first round pick. Talks about a great live fastball in the low-90’s with good downward movement. Possesses a major-league 12-6 curve that can take down good hitters, as well as a change-up and splitter.Had Tommy John surgery and it took him some years to get back into good shape before ending up on the White Sox team (as of 2012).
March 20th 2012
In a forum post on January 29th, 2012, One poster had him as sleeper since his draft position is low (late-200’s) and his statistics are pretty good:
“287- Chris Sale. Really, 287? I get that Sale will be monitored with his innings this year, but he has a chance to be a dominant starter in this league. Dyno owners should be excited with the switch to the rotation, and redraft owners can likely pencil him in for 150-160 IP with a bit more than a K an inning, with outstanding ratios. BUY!”
Also, Sale dominated in his recent performance against the Reds, striking out 6 in 6 innings and only allowing 2 hits.
March 15th 2012
After his rough starts this Spring, one journalist of the Chicago Sun-Times had this to say of Sale’s future:
“I stick to the fact that a member of the [White Sox] organization told me Sale would be back in the bullpen by May.”
This article does mention he has the stuff to be a number one for Chicago.
Analysis on Sale
Here is an analysis on Chris Sale coming out of college. Says he’s a great lefty with a lot of deception, good fastball, great movement, ability to induce groundballs and ability to raise up on the gun to 95-96 if need to.