Well, that didn't take long. On August 8 of last year - a mere 361 days ago - I watched Chris Sale pitch the opener of a Cape League semifinal playoff series as Cotuit beat Yarmouth-Dennis, 3-0. Although he took the loss that day, Sale had a strong outing, as he did in just about every one of his 9 starts during the regular season. He went 8 innings and gave up all 3 runs (only one earned). He allowed 6 hits, walked one and struckout 10. Today, Sale was called up to the Chicago White Sox. His promotion had been rumored for a few weeks. Here is a link to a story on Fanhouse: http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/08/04/white-sox-call-up-chris-sale-first-player-from-2010-draft-to-re/
The 6'6" lefthander from Florida Gulf Coast University was the 13th overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft and he is the first player from this year's class to be promoted to the majors.
While pitching for Yarmouth-Dennis last year, Sale went 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA. He pitched 55 innings and struckout 57 while walking only 9.