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Chris Sale

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

12-4

ERA

2.17

WHIP

0.97

K

208

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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ERA

WHIP

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sale led the AL with a 10.8 K/9 and 178 ERA+, but a month-long stay on the disabled list with a flexor strain curtailed his innings in such a way that he only finished third in the Cy Young race. Stil...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Foot     EST. RETURN:  3/21/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 180   DOB: 3/30/1989
BORN: Lakeland, FL   COLLEGE: Florida Gulf Coast  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Sale Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $35 million contract with the White Sox in March of 2013, with two club options worth a combined $25 million.

February 28, 2015  –  Chris Sale News

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Sale has suffered an avulsion fracture on his right foot in an accident at home and is expected to miss three weeks, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Chris Sale Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 21 A WIN 7 0 0 4.0 3 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2010 21 AAA CHA 7 0 0 6.1 3 2 2 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 1.15
2010 21 MAJ CWS 21 0 0 23.3 15 5 2 32 10 2 1 4 0 2 1.93 1.07
2011 22 MAJ CWS 58 0 0 71.0 52 22 6 79 27 2 2 8 2 16 2.79 1.11
2012 23 MAJ CWS 30 29 0 192.0 167 65 19 192 51 17 8 0 1 0 3.05 1.14
2013 24 MAJ CWS 30 30 1 214.3 184 73 23 226 46 11 14 0 0 0 3.07 1.07
2014 25 AAA CHA 1 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2014 25 MAJ CWS 26 26 0 174.0 129 42 13 208 39 12 4 0 0 0 2.17 0.97
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3-Year Averages     28 28 0 193.4 160 60 18 208 45 13 8 0 0 0 2.79 1.06
Career  (View All)     165 85 1 674.7 547 207 63 737 173 44 29 12 2.76 1.07

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Chris Sale Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 24 @Det 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 10 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.17 0.97
Sep. 17 @KC 5.0 9 5 5 2 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.20 0.96
Sep. 11 Oak 8.0 2 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.99 0.92
Sep. 5 @Cle 6.0 5 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.09 0.94
Aug. 30 Det 7.0 6 3 3 2 2 13 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.11 0.94
Aug. 24 @NYY 6.0 4 4 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.03 0.93
Aug. 18 Bal 6.0 8 3 3 2 2 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.12 0.92
Aug. 12 @SF 8.0 4 0 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.01 0.88
Aug. 6 Tex 6.0 3 2 2 1 2 9 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.14 0.89
Aug. 1 Min 6.0 8 5 4 0 1 7 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.09 0.90
Jul. 26 @Min 8.0 5 0 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.88 0.86
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
11.0 13 6 6 2 5 16 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 4.91 1.64
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
32.0 26 10 10 4 10 43 2 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.81 1.13
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
72.0 58 24 19 7 22 98 5 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 2.38 1.11

Chris Sale Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201412847620200.165
201316348820300.135
2012205567451212.233

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145571613310920113.214
20137031783816425123.252
20125671364412225017.236

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201499.39301291882.360.87
2013121.377012528162.971.01
201294.0930911892.300.98

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201474.7310792151.931.10
201393.04701011873.191.15
201298.085010133103.771.29
Chris Sale Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 21 A WIN 7 0 4.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 80% 2.25 2.70 .292
2010 21 AAA CHA 7 0 6.1 22.13 5.90 3.75 2.95 100% 2.84 4.51 .312
2010 21 MAJ CWS 21 0 23.3 12.34 3.86 3.20 0.77 1.47 87% 96.3 MPH 1.93 2.86 .278
2011 22 MAJ CWS 58 0 71.0 10.01 3.42 2.93 0.76 1.63 78.1% 95.3 MPH 2.79 3.30 .275
2012 23 MAJ CWS 30 29 192.0 9.00 2.39 3.76 0.89 1.33 76.9% 91.7 MPH 3.05 3.38 .298
2013 24 MAJ CWS 30 30 214.3 9.49 1.93 4.91 0.97 1.48 75.8% 93.1 MPH 3.07 3.33 .298
2014 25 AAA CHA 1 1 4.0 24.75 4.50 5.50 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.80 .781
2014 25 MAJ CWS 26 26 174.0 10.76 2.02 5.33 0.67 1.09 81.3% 93.8 MPH 2.17 2.64 .291
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3-Year Averages     28 28 193.4 9.68 2.09 4.62 0.84 77.5% 2.79 2.96 .296
Career     165 85 674.7 9.83 2.31 4.26 0.84 78.1% 2.76 3.02 .293

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Sale    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.33 K/BB
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10.76 K/9
ELITE
2.02 BB/9
GOOD
93.8 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.09 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.17 ERA
ELITE
0.97 WHIP
ELITE
2.64 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.291 BABIP
AVERAGE
81.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Chris Sale

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Chris Sale: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sale will start Opening Day for the White Sox, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Sale pitched six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers, surrendering a run on four hits and three walks while striking out 10.

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Sale (12-4) struggled against the Royals on Wednesday, surrendering five runs on nine hits in just five innings of work in a losing effort.

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Sale may only receive two more starts this season if the White Sox stick with a six-man rotation, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Sale (12-3) dominated the A's over eight innings Thursday, striking out nine while allowing just two hits and two walks in a 1-0 victory.

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Sale threw eight scoreless innings Thursday against the A's to earn his 12th win of the season.

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Sale's next start will come Thursday against the A's, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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Sale was sharp again Friday night, allowing just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out five over six innings, but was left with no decision in a 2-1 loss to Cleveland.

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Sale struck out 13 over seven innings in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers to improve to 11-3 on the season. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks.

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Sale allowed four runs (all unearned) on four hits in six innings Sunday against the Yankees on Sunday, but he did not factor into the decision. He struck out seven and walked three.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Sale's win total dropped from 17 in 2012 to 11 in 2013, but the rest of his repertoire was impressive enough to lead him a fifth-place finish in the AL Cy Young race. His 9.5 K/9 was tops among the league's left-handed starters, and his walk rate fell to a career-best 1.9 BB/9. Opposing batters hit a measly .138 off his slider, and the pitch was virtually unhittable for left-handed batters. Sale was pegged as a reliever in his early days in the league because of durability concerns, but he threw 214 innings in 2013 and led the league with four complete games. There should not be much cause for concern about regression in 2014. Sale will potentially be an injury risk to some due to his "inverted W" delivery, but he has yet to hit the disabled list through his first 512 professional innings. Look for him to lead the White Sox's rotation again in 2014.

2013

The White Sox drafted Sale in 2010 as a starter, but it looked like he was shaping up to be the team's closer of the future through his first two professional seasons. He threw nearly 200 innings after throwing fewer than 100 in 2010 and 2011 combined. The extra workload may have worn on him as the season progressed, as he had a sub-1.00 WHIP and 3.92 K/BB leading up to the All-Star break, and he allowed 14 home runs in the second half. Opposing left-handed hitters had a mere .601 OPS against him, and he only issued 46 unintentional walks over his 192 innings. Sale will open 2013 as the White Sox's 24-year-old ace, and he should continue his ascent into the league's top tier of starters.

2012

Sale squandered his chance to be the White Sox's full-time closer in 2011, but he made for one heck of a setup man/sometime closer. He struck out 79 batters in 71 innings in his first full professional season, and he increasingly utilized his plus-slider and change-up. It looks like Sale will finally make the move to the rotation in 2012, and there may be some growing pains as his innings total reaches triple digits. If he were staying in the bullpen, Sale may have been the first in line to close with the team's decision to trade Sergio Santos to Toronto in December.

2011

Just one year ago, Sale was pitching at Florida Gulf Coast University and rated as one of the top amateur pitchers. His funky delivery caused him to fall to the White Sox at No. 13 overall in the June 2010 draft, and he was in the majors by August. He started in college but was used in a relief role in the pros. That funky delivery helped him strike out 32 major league batters in 23.1 innings, and he struck out 51 over 33.1 across three levels. The White Sox insist they will give him a shot to start in 2011, but his name will also be in the closer mix.