Chris Sale – Hawkeye
The two most accurate gunslingers from either team. Chris Sale, when called upon, can put a baseball at any speed where it needs to be. When he’s on he is untouchable and it seems almost effortless when he’s on the mound. That’s why I think of Hawkeye/Clint Barton when I look at Chris Sale.
Much like Sale, Barton is the most accurate shooter on the Avengers side of the fence. What he can do with a bow and arrow is otherworldly, similar to Sale and a slider. Barton can put an arrow dead center on a target without even looking. Insane. Sale himself can put that slider exactly where he wants it any night of the week. Doesn’t matter the target, it’s hitting the bullseye.
Now, this pairing may go against what I said in the intro as Sale is a focal point for the Red Sox but Barton is more of a secondary player to the Avengers. That’s where I will argue with you all day every day. Barton was key to the success of the Avengers in their battle against Loki in the first Avengers film.
He was also important to the survival of the Avengers when they battled Ultron as he gave them a safe haven to regroup. Barton is far more important to the Avengers than he’ll ever get credit for.
After missing from Infinity War, Hawkeye makes a reappearance in the trailer for the upcoming End Game. The Chris Sale we all know and love was missing for a majority of the postseason but made his valiant return in the 9th inning of Game 5.
Both will play serious roles in the upcoming futures of their respective teams and will be tantamount to their success.