St. Petersburg, Florida-- The Tampa Bay Rays have selected outfielder Josh Sale of Bishop Blanchet High School with the overall 17th pick of the First Year Player Draft.
Sale is 6' and 215 pounds. He's a left-handed hitter who hit .520 his senior season with 5 home runs and 20 runs batted it. He also had 6 doubles and 27 walks.
Baseball America described Josh Sale as a physical beast limited to corner outfield, but projects as a .280 hitter with 30 HR power. A position move to catcher has been talked about.
Baseball American had Sale rated #10 on their overall board.