Prep star Sale impresses

Updated: April 10, 2010, 11:08 AM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

SEATTLE -- Talent evaluators often say how much they want a player to stand out from the rest of the players on the field. If the skills don't stick out, maybe the player is as ordinary as everyone else in uniform -- although we're not sure exactly what some people are watching when they claim a certain prospect doesn't separate himself. On Friday night, several of the top talents put their skills on display and showed why they are being strongly considered for the top portion in June's draft.

In Seattle, Bishop Blanchet High School right fielder Josh Sale walked three times and extended his streak of games without making an out to seven. Yes, you read that correctly -- that's seven straight games without making a single out. Pitchers stay away from the left-handed hitting Sale, who has plus power and above-average strike zone judgment. He also offers a throwing arm that is well above average, which he was able to show off Friday as he threw a one-hopper to the plate in attempt to stop a runner from scoring on a sacrifice fly to the warning track.