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Chris Sale

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

3-0

ERA

2.30

WHIP

0.84

K

29

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 le...

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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.

April 20, 2014  –  Chris Sale News

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Sale will skip his side session Sunday after throwing a career-high 127 pitches Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times 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 MAJ CWS 4 4 0 27.3 16 7 1 29 7 3 0 0 0 0 2.30 0.84
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Sale
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 19 0 159.1 134 53 16 165 41 10 8 2 1 5 3.00 1.10
Career  (View All) MAJ   143 63 1 528.0 434 172 51 558 141 35 25 12 2.93 1.09

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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
Apr. 17 Bos 7.0 1 1 1 1 3 10 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.30 0.84
Apr. 11 Cle 5.0 6 3 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.66 0.93
Apr. 6 @KC 8.0 4 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.76 0.72
Mar. 31 Min 7.3 5 3 3 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.68 0.82
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
20.0 11 4 4 1 6 21 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.80 0.85
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.3 16 7 7 1 7 29 1 0 0 3-0 0 0 0 2.30 0.84
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
27.3 16 7 7 1 7 29 1 0 0 3-0 0 0 0 2.30 0.84

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Chris Sale Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201316348820300.135
2012205567451212.233
201112839823501.195

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20137031783816425123.252
20125671364412225017.236
2011154401627805.199

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013121.377012528162.971.01
201294.0930911892.300.98
201136.7103431543.441.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201393.04701011873.191.15
201298.085010133103.771.29
201134.011536921.590.94
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 MAJ CWS 4 4 27.3 9.55 2.30 4.14 0.33 1.29 72.7% 93.2 MPH 2.30 2.43 .238
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Sale
3-Year Averages MAJ   39 19 159.1 9.33 2.32 4.02 0.91 76.7% 3.00 3.21 .294
Career MAJ   143 63 528.0 9.51 2.40 3.96 0.87 76.9% 2.93 3.17 .291

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Sale    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.14 K/BB
ELITE
9.55 K/9
ELITE
2.30 BB/9
GOOD
93.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
1.29 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.30 ERA
ELITE
0.84 WHIP
ELITE
2.43 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.238 BABIP
LOW
72.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Chris Sale (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Rosales TEX 9 5 2 4 1 3 0 .556 1.222 1.768
Jeff Baker MIA 6 2 2 3 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Derek Jeter NY-A 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.625
Jose Lobaton WAS 7 3 1 2 2 1 0 .429 .857 1.413
Victor Martinez DET 22 12 1 3 1 3 0 .545 .818 1.383
Brennan Boesch ANA 8 2 2 4 1 5 0 .250 1.000 1.333
Mark Trumbo AZ 8 4 0 0 1 2 2 .500 .750 1.306
Ben Zobrist TB 11 6 0 1 0 3 0 .545 .636 1.220
Nick Swisher CLE 15 5 2 4 1 4 0 .333 .800 1.212
Brian Dozier MIN 13 4 2 4 0 3 0 .308 .846 1.203

Best Matchups for Chris Sale (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Austin Jackson DET 30 2 0 2 2 12 0 .067 .100 .225
Jason Donald KC 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Chone Figgins LA 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Brett Gardner NY-A 7 0 0 0 2 4 0 .000 .000 .222
Brayan Pena CIN 24 2 0 1 0 6 0 .083 .125 .208
Johnny Giavotella KC 7 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .125
Ramon Santiago CIN 10 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .091
Elvis Andrus TEX 15 0 0 0 1 5 2 .000 .000 .063
Justin Maxwell KC 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Alberto Callaspo OAK 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Sale took a no-decision against Boston on Thursday, allowing one run with 10 strikeouts in seven innings.

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Sale improved to 3-0 on the season Friday against the Indians, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings, while striking out five.

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Sale was strong in his Opening Day win, allowing three runs in 7.1 innings against the Twins.

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Manager Robin Ventura announced Monday that Sale will be the White Sox's Opening Day starter, CSN's Dan Hayes reports.

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Sale will start the first game of spring training for the White Sox and is the favorite to be the Opening Day starter, White Sox reporter Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Sale struggled in his final start of the season, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk with five strikeouts over just 5.1 innings against the Royals on Friday.

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Sale tossed 7.2 scoreless innings and did not factor in the decision Saturday against the Tigers.

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Sale was terrific Monday night, earning the victory by holding the Tigers to one run over eight innings of work.

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The White Sox are moving to a modified six-man rotation for the remainder of the season, which could result in fewer starts for Sale, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Sale gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts Tuesday against the Yankees.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.