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Chris Sale

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2015 Stats

W-L

2-0

ERA

2.37

WHIP

1.11

K

16

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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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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2015 ADP:  25.92

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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.

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Sale will appeal the five-game suspension that he received from MLB for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the Royals, Paul Sullivan 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
2015 26 MAJ CWS 3 3 0 19.0 18 5 1 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 2.37 1.11
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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)     168 88 1 693.7 565 212 64 753 176 46 29 12 2.75 1.07

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Chris Sale Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 23 KC 7.0 9 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.37 1.11
Apr. 18 @Det 6.0 4 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.25 0.92
Apr. 12 Min 6.0 5 1 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.50 1.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 18 5 5 1 3 16 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.37 1.11
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 18 5 5 1 3 16 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.37 1.11
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
19.0 18 5 5 1 3 16 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.37 1.11

Chris Sale Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201512215000.500
201412847620200.165
201316348820300.135

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20156214213301.217
20145571613310920113.214
20137031783816425123.252

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.010010202.081.23
201499.39301291882.360.87
2013121.377012528162.971.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20156.01006113.000.83
201474.7310792151.931.10
201393.04701011873.191.15
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
2015 26 MAJ CWS 3 3 19.0 7.58 1.42 5.33 0.47 1.93 80% 94.1 MPH 2.37 2.83 .311
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 13.1 9.23 1.94 4.75 0.69 77.6% 2.67 2.79 .299
Rest Of Season     0 29 195.0 9.24 1.95 4.74 0.80 78.6% 2.67 2.95 .296
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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     168 88 693.7 9.77 2.28 4.28 0.83 78.1% 2.75 3.01 .294

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2015 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
ELITE
7.58 K/9
AVERAGE
1.42 BB/9
ELITE
94.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.93 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.37 ERA
ELITE
1.11 WHIP
GREAT
2.83 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.311 BABIP
HIGH
80.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Sale will be suspended five games for his role in Thursday's brawl with the Royals.

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Sale was ejected between the seventh and eighth inning of Thursday's contest following a benches-clearing incident, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Sale won his second straight start Saturday, allowing two runs on four his and a walk over six innings, while striking out six.

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Sale held the Twins to one run on five hits over six innings Sunday to pick up the win in his return from a foot injury. He struck out eight and walked one over his 98 pitches.

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Manager Robin Ventura indicated Friday that Sale (foot) will be good for 90-95 pitches in his first outing of the season Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Sale (foot) declared himself "ready to rock" for his season debut Sunday against the Twins, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Sale (foot) pitched five innings in a minor league game Monday, tossing 72 pitches, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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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.